As we strive to keep enhancing our platform and bring it closer to everyone in the gymnastics world, our team is on a mission to meet as many gymnasts, coaches, clubs, organisers, judges and federations as possible. On that mission, Elevien CEO Tomislav Grubišić and Customer Success Manager Marija Franjul recently visited the Slovak National Gymnastics Federation (Slovenská Gymnastická Federácia) and introduced our application to their members at a meeting in Banská Bystrica.
Revolution of gymnastics as never seen before
The team was excited to share why Elevien is a game-changer for National Gymnastics Federations and demonstrate how easily the application can be used on a national level. It was met with great interest and excitement, as it showcased a complete revolution in gymnastics: organisation and management of online, offline and hybrid gymnastics competitions on a national scale, as never seen before. This greatly expands the reach and accessibility of gymnastics competitions, allowing more people to participate and engage with the sport.
The Slovakian members of the Federation were also excited to see how the Elevien application allows easy management of scoring, results, and rankings, and streamlines the organisation and administration of competitions. Here’re a few more takeouts from the meeting that we also wanted to share with our readers.
These 3 types of competitions are the future of sports
There are three types of competitions that are the future of gymnastics, and they can be fully covered in Elevien.
1. Offline competitions
Traditional, existing format is brought to the online world and easily accessible to a wider audience. The best example of how it is done is explained in this blog about the great success of Elevien at the international tournament in Novi Sad, Serbia in December 2022. The number of spectators who watched the competition in the Elevien app from all over the world was 10 times more than the number of live audience there had ever been in the gym.
Elevien enhances traditional competitions by streamlining the process of organisation, providing judges with an easy-to-use tool, helping discover new gymnastics talents, providing financial benefits to all key user groups, and enhancing the global appeal of the sport.
If you want to organise this type of competition on Elevien, our team will be more than happy to take over the logistical part of recording it and entering all the scores. This way the Organiser doesn’t have to do anything in addition to their regular activities — our team handles everything in Elevien so you can just go about your duties as usual and reap the benefits of having your competition in a digital format. Here is an overview of the steps to achieve this:
2. Hybrid competitions
This type is a combination of in-person and remote participation. Some participants, mainly gymnasts and judges, are in the same physical location, while some judges are participating remotely, either from home or any other location. This allows a wider range of participants and flexibility in organizing competitions.
The best use-case is Control Training sessions that every gymnast does when preparing for official competitions. The ability to record and rewatch their performances in Elevien, thereby learn from their mistakes, helps them improve faster and reach their full potential.
3. Online competitions
A completely new competition formats, where all participants and the audience are engaging remotely, from their own locations. This means that whether a gymnast is competing from their home gym or a remote location, they are able to participate in an online competition anywhere in the world. The same applies to judges, coaches and audiences.
Furthermore, online competitions can be held simultaneously between multiple clubs or federations, making it possible for gymnasts from anywhere in the world to compete against each other in real-time, and for audiences to watch the competition live from different locations.
Numerous benefits for the community and the sport development
Elevien is designed to benefit National Gymnastics Federations and their members, as it is an ideal solution for federations looking to improve the organization and management of competitions and increase the reach of the sport. Here are some of the most important advantages of this innovation:
- Equal opportunities for all. By enabling gymnasts to compete remotely, it is fully accessible and affordable for them to participate in competitions, regardless of age, abilities, financial situation, location or other criteria.
- Cost and time efficiency. The app-based scoring and video-recording system saves time and cost for organisers and can also provide a more efficient way to score and record gymnastic competitions.
- Increased coverage, audience and reach, as well as seamless accessibility and engagement for audience members, friends and family, who can now watch and track results in real-time or after the competition, from any location.
- Additional opportunities for gymnasts to improve their skills and advance their careers, as coaches can now easily review their trainee’s performances and provide them with more effective feedback.
- Increased fairness in scoring, as the video-recording and scoring of each gymnast’s performance through the app provides a transparent, clear and accurate record.
It’s no surprise that many are interested in exploring this innovative solution for gymnastics competitions. If you would also like to learn more about it, don’t hesitate to reach out to us! Email us at [email protected] — our team will happily organise a meeting and get you on board.