The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) just hosted their Indoor Track & Field National Championships last week in Geneva, Ohio and AmpliVox was there in support by sponsoring the event.
The NAIA is a governing body of small athletics programs that are dedicated to character-driven intercollegiate athletics. Each year more than 60,000 student-athletes have the opportunity to play college sports at NAIA member institutions.
Through their "Champions of Character" program, the NAIA seeks to create an environment in which every student-athlete, coach, official and spectator is committed to the true spirit of competition. Champions of Character provides training for student-athletes and professional development for coaches and staff instilling values of integrity, respect, responsibility, and sportsmanship.
The competitive edge one receives from being an athlete is an experience that can’t be taught in a classroom. Competition teaches students about discipline and how far they can push themselves to achieve a goal on the field and off the course in real life situations.
Building character as a team helps overcome challenges that arise throughout the game and teaches students to work hard together, hold each other accountable, be honest with each other and trust one another as they pursue the same goal. The physical and mental lessons learned in competition develops a better player and pushes each student to reach their overall potential.
AmpliVox supports the NAIA as they pursue the development of character-driven athletics, giving students the chance to share their interests and talents in an atmosphere that builds on those values.
There is no greater opportunity for a student to develop personal integrity and accountability than playing athletics, and the ability to grow as a person by the way one reacts to a situation in an athletic venue may be the best environment to obtain those skills.
To ensure that all members on the field and in the crowd can clearly hear the officiating announcements, AmpliVox provided the SW662 Deluxe Wireless Quad Horn Half-Mile Hailer Kit to assist the NAIA's public address needs.
Larry Able, Master Level Starter for the NAIA had this to say about the SW662 Half-Mile Hailer Kit:
"I have been using AmpliVox portable PA systems for almost 15 years and wanted to let you know how much I appreciate the quality of your company’s products. As a master level starter for the NCAA, NAIA, and USATF, I use my Deluxe Half Mile Hailer Quad Horn kit to project my starting commands so each of the runners will be able to hear them. It also makes it much easier on my voice after a long day at a track meet.
We recently completed the NAIA Indoor National Track and Field Championships at SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio. The championship had approximately 1,000 athletes representing over 100 colleges and universities for the title of “national champion”. For the meet, we used the Deluxe Half Mile Hailer Quad Horn kit. For indoor track, SPIRE is a very large, open area with lots of ambient noise. Also, it is a 300 meter track, so it is more spread out than the traditional 200 meter track. In spite of this, the AmpliVox system carried our voices at a loud, crystal clear level, so that every runner, in both sprints and staggered starts, heard the commands and reacted to them immediately. No races had false starts or were called up because of issues with athletes not hearing us. Another point is that the wireless microphone worked flawlessly. We have had other systems that react negatively to the different types of wireless equipment around a track, like computer timing, but not the AmpliVox.
In closing, let me say that the starters I know, who live and work out of Kansas, all use one of the Half Mile Hailer type kits. The system is reliable and it does the job we need it to do. Thanks to you and AmpliVox for making such a quality product."
Master Level Starter
USA Track and Field (Nebraska Association)
Its simple straightforward controls and lightweight design make it the most practical and portable indoor or outdoor speaker sound system.
The SW662 Half-Mile Hailer Kit includes:
SW805A 50-watt Amplifier on Compact Tripod
S1601 Wireless Lapel Mic and Headset Mic
S1920 Tripod & Mic Stand Traveling Bag
- Includes SW610A, 3 extra horn speakers with 40 ft. cables (total 4 speakers), 3 tripods, rugged nylon carrying case with wheels and retractable luggage handle
- 16 Channel UHF wireless receiver from 584MHz - 608MHz
- Weatherproof reverberant horn speaker carries sound across several youth sports athletic fields
- 50 watt multimedia stereo amplifier with built in wireless receiver
- Wireless lapel mic and headset mic with body pack transmitter
- Emergency Siren Button
- Dual Wireless Capability: 2 presenters can be wireless with optional 2nd wireless mic kit
- Power up to 200 hours with 10 D-cell alkaline batteries