The FA now uses Tourtalk command training systems for regional football coach training.
The FA approached Tourtalk wanting a wireless communication system that would enable groups of trainees to listen to either their coach on the sideline, or another coach/referee on the pitch.
How it works
A coach with a group of trainees observes a practice football match from the sideline.
Both the referee and the coach wear a wireless microphone transmitter, each set to a different channel.
The trainees are each issued with a wireless receiver and neckband headphones.
The coach discusses the play with the trainees during the match.
The trainees can choose to listen to either their coach or (when instructed) the referee by changing channels on their receiver.
Alternatively the above system can be configured into two separate command training systems, where two coaches can easily communicate with their group without having to be compete with wind and noise.
The neckband headphone’s secure yet comfortable design allows the participants to remain active during use.
A neck loop (to assist a hearing aid wearer) was also supplied with each system.
A receiver with headphones can also be used by any spectators/observers during the training sessions.
As the Tourtalk system can operate on up to twelve channels simultaneously, up to six systems can used together on adjacent training pitches.
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