micoach is all you need to get the results you want.
This ball is one of the best, if not the best soccer ball you can buy. The materials that this ball is made from are great, the finish on the ball is not completely smooth, the white panels of the ball have a slight texturing that make a night and day difference to a completely smooth ball, keep in mind that this texture is not as pronounced, or raised as the top end ball, but I have used it in rainy days and it works great in wet weather, the ball does not slip from under your foot unlike the cheaper, lower quality balls, plus it does not rip easily either, which makes the durability great. The thermal bonding on the ball helps it to not absorb as much water as stitched balls, also the ball feels much more fluent to the hand as well as when playing with it, it also looks much more better than the stiched ones, and the ball also has a very light construction, which feel great when shooting it. The ball also looks much better than a lot of other balls on the market, but if you are specifically looking for a cheaper alternative to the 160$ top of the line ball from the champios league that looks alike, this ball pretty much is the only ball that does that, because the cheaper balls in the champins league line all have the standard 32 panel construction and the panels are not in the shape of stars, which kills the design, and the shiny finish to them looks cheap. If you are looking for a ball that looks great, performs great, and has good quality, this is the ball you should get, if you have the extra 20$ to spend on a ball (that is the difference from the cheaper one) that has barely any differences from the 160$ one, go for it, because this ball is 10 times better than the lower quality balls in the line, and I would reccomed this to anyone looking for a training ball for dailly use, that can undoubtably be used for a game ball, also for coaches that are looking to buy their team a nice set of balls. all in all this is the best value ball money can buy
Pro's: Very good quality for the price. Looks good. Fleece-like interior around the rim really helps to keep your head warm. Cons: In my opinion it's a huge hat and though it doesn't affect the fit at all, it's a standard size 58cm, the hat feels very large.
I actually bought this so I could get free shipping on an order! But I'm really glad I did because this is the perfect ball for skills practice. It's sturdy, well-made, and has a great flow and feel to it. Make a Ronaldo version and I'll buy 10.
I bought this for personal training, really able to assist someone serious about improving their shot. No complaints, excellent ball (just a bit below Brazuca quality), fast charge, instant data. What's not to love.
These shin guards protect well, but as I run down the field, they slip. I constantly have to pull them back up. The shin guard itself was the correct size, but I think the slipping was due to the sleeve being too big.
I always dreamed of having my own official Adidas soccer ball since I was a little kid, and I finally rewarded myself on my birthday last week. I absolutely love this ball; the feel of it, the quality, the color, the design, is so impressive to say the least! It will likely be displayed in my house as one of my most prized possessions ever, that's for sure!
Placed my order on a Sunday night and received the goods on the following Tuesday. Excellent service and product was as advertised. Very happy with Adidas on-line. Will definitely be a return customer.
The ball itself is great. It is of high quality construction, is easy to charge, and connects easily to the Android app on my phone. The app itself is very good for a product this early in its lifecycle. As an early adopter of the Zepp sensor for baseball, if the Adidas software team is anywhere near as good as the Zepp software team, I anticipate the app will only get better in a few months. It is already giving feedback to my daughter that she has not received in three years of playing travel soccer, and I expect this ball to elevate her game to a point that it would not get to without the feedback it provides.
Currently the only product on the market that always you to work out how the ball is kicked and the what the results are. This helps in improving one's technique to get the best accurate results. One think though, there is no substitute in skill and dedication.
These are a bit smaller than the usual shin guards but they are extremely light weight. They are comfortable and the outer plastic is very hard and protects you very well from hits. I would recommend this to anyone.
Good product, easy set up and easy to use. I'm using it as coaching tool with my u11 travel team. The kids have fun seeing their stats, speed of kick, where they make contact on the ball etc. and allows me to work individually with them to improve their technique.
Im a canadian 13year old boy and i bought the wwc official match ball its amazing u guys should buy it trust me unless u loose it or they steel it from you, you eill not regret buying this amazing soccer ball!!!
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.
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
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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! !
These are solid sweatbands, as I've used Adidas brands in the past and they are good quality. However, the picture shows bands with just the logo on them. The ones I received had the logo and the words Adidas under them. Not a huge deal, but the main reason I got them was because I thought they looked cooler with just the logo (as opposed to the ones I already had, which include the words).
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.
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!