micoach is all you need to get the results you want.
I bought the mi coach smart soccer ball for my son. He loves the game and loves to play. He prefers to train with the ball instead of playing video games, so this definitely gets him off the couch and makes him active outside. The ball is amazing! It actually shows real time data tracking speed, spin, trajectory, etc after each kick. My son won't stop training or playing with it. He loves the challenges included with the app. This ball is a definite must have for any soccer player. Adidas does it again, creating innovative and practical equipment and apparel. Thanks Adidas! !
I originally bought this ball for myself and within a very short space of time the technique that the ball had helped my with was transferable to any ball I would kick, it made my game play more competent and confident and meant that my processing speed was much quicker on the ball and the accuracy of what I do with it has increased dramatically. I now use the ball with my students (9-16) and the rate with which they improve with the knowledge of how to strike a ball well and the understanding of different ways of manoeuvring the ball for crossing, fading, curling and knuckling is astounding. All of the students I have worked with when asked "what do you do when you kick the ball?" reply "I run up and kick it" and the improvement in their consistency, accuracy and power comes from having a knowledge of kicking process and technique from the ball and app. They love using the ball both for the novelty of using an electric football and because it takes them from playground football to a detailed and successful kicking method. It was easy to find the app underwhelming and trivial at first but once individual aspects of kicking are changed even in the smallest of ways a very visible difference is apparent and my feelings of mild disappointment were gone. The general consensus from all that have used the ball is that it is a work of brilliance. Yes it is expensive but worth investment for both improvement as a footballer and a productive use of MANY hours working on kicking technique.
I would recommend this ball to anyone that wants to be a better shooter. I had friends and teammates from all levels try this ball out with me and I've heard great feed back from them as well. My teammates loved this ball and professional coaches recommend this ball for any level to get better and succeed in the sport. The ball helps you to become a better player. You can see your shot improve within a week. This ball is worth the price you pay for it. Best ball I've ever played with can't wait for it to come out!
The idea of a ball that coaches you through a free kick is astonishing! When I was training, to become better with free kicks, it was based on feel, trial and error. Trying to analyze precisely where the ball was struck, how much rotation and power that was applied was almost impossible. Now, with the new Adidas Smart Ball and App, players can see where the ball was exactly struck, how much rotation and power was applied and the flight path. This will help players move leaps and bounds a head, at a much faster pace. Simply put, this is phenomenal! The App is where the genius is! Taking an ample amount of data and breaking it down into simple instructions and information that can be easily translated to the general consumer. The App also has designed games for competitive fun!
This was purchased as a birthday present for my 14 year old son. It wasn't on his birthday list so was a gamble.....however, it was fantastic, his face was a picture as this is one of the latest in gadgets (unbeknown to me). In his words it was "the best present EVER". It was extremely easy to set up and link to his I-phone. The delivery was very speedy and was packaged well, so no signs that this was a football. I now have a garden full of teenagers or should I say budding world champion footballers!!
I had such a great experience with the smart ball. The touch on it was amazing. I learned a lot of new ways to strike the ball and where to hit it which will help me in my professional career as a soccer player. I also learned new things about how hard I kick it, how fast the ball travels, and the rotation on the ball which I didn't think it was possible. I definitely will recommend this product to players young and experienced, and coaches.
When i got the ball, it was deflated, of course, so i pumped it up and the next day i took it out to the park for a trial run. The ball feels great under my cleats, the stitching is done very well, and of course, it's got the mark of my favorite player! The panels deviate from the traditional 32-panel soccer ball but i personally think it's unique and adds a little bit of a spin when i kick it when i want it to. Overall-it's a pretty good deal, and doesn't feel as cheap as a top glider.
This is a great product. I thoroughly enjoyed using it, and kicking it around with my friends. I think one of its best parts is that you aren't forced to use it as an advanced computer chip ball if you don't want to. It's perfectly functional as a normal ball without the gadgets. However with that being said the phone app is great, and with all the self-improvement features that it has it can be very helpful. It is well designed and is simple to use, not to mention great fun.
Great for free kicks to understand effect of rotation and speed. Kids love it - encourages friendly competition especially when trying to kick within a small range of mph. The visualization through the graphing application on the smart phone really captures the kids attention. Overall great buy. The ball itself plays and feels like a Nike match ball and the quality is solid. How you would change the rechargeable battery is beyond me.
The Adidas Smart Ball is truly a great soccer ball! I've been playing soccer for a good 11 years and have played in multiple out of state tournaments in Salt Lake City, Phoenix, and Seattle. I have played both club and high school at the varsity level. I was given the smart ball to test and I really saw no reason to complain at all: even if you do not use it for the technology, the ball itself feels like an Adidas champions league ball or World Cup ball, giving the ball on it's own a good feeling. It is soft to kick with good padding making it a good ball to have. Then when you add the brand new technology of te smart ball, you get an absolutely amazing ball! There are many features with the app that make kicking it around with a friend that much more fun. Me personally, I used a feature called Kick It the most where after you have the ball linked with the app, you take a kick or a free kick and the ball records information about the kick and sends it to the app to be displayed. You can see the speed at which you kicked the ball, the spin that the ball had and how much spin, and you can also see the trajectory of your kick. Finally there are other features that are extremely useful to make your shot better. All in all, it is basically a high quality ball on it's own whether you use the technology or not but the technology makes it that much better, it was really a great ball to have!
this ball is seriously the best ball on the market still from mid 2014 to early 2015. This ball has helped me expert my knuckleball and My around the wall and over the wall shot. Thank you Adidas for creating a ball and app that's like a personal coach
Fantastic piece of kit. Easy to use, looks and feels like the typical quality you expect with Adidas products. The information displayed after each kick its great and it also brings an element of fun, so the kids will get something out of it even if an adult is buying it for themselves. If there is a downside, it's that I wish you could get this item in other sizes, as my son is 8 and would get more out of this if it were a size 3-4. Brilliant product though, it will help develop our son throughout his footballing career.
The micoach ball is really cool. It shows everything about how you kicked the ball, where you kicked, the balls trajectory, how fast it spun, and more. iPad users have to download the app from the website instead of the AppStore. Only thing that I wish was added was the ability to deflate the ball for traveling with it.
technology and sport in unison The smart ball can take teaching to the next level, when Adidas roll out the new firmware updates to include moving ball data the smart ball will possibly become the biggest technological advancement in football history, if you think what computers have done for mathematics, computing data to find solutions in a fraction of the time, then the smart ball can compute the footballers data to teach the solution in a fraction of time. As a football coach teaching players how to shoot and pass the ball is a huge part of training and this is done by repetition, but being able to show each player exactly how they have hit the ball and then teach how to adjust to make that shot/pass perfect is such an advancement and advantage. e.g. Taking my goalkeeper, within a session we have perfected his goal kicks, by using the smart ball app to study with him how and where exactly he struck the ball the spin he generated, and the approach using the video data he was able to make adjustments to create his perfect goal kick and then continue to use the data to recreate over and over until continued perfection, before this session his perfect goal kick had been taking years with trail and error, now Completed in one session and the data has been saved, so when he feels he's not kicking just right we can see instantly where he needs to adjust. The smart ball is already amazing but it's capabilities have only just started
great ball would recommend this. moves well great control. my son loves it. I would recommend this to any budding player it helps with skills as well. its a must buy for any serios training great value too