When spring football practice starts on Monday, Ballard High School football coach John Bowers has a new tool for the team: an aerial camera.
With just one win last year, Coach Bowers hopes showing film will help the team. This new $5,000 stand will hoist a camera 31 feet up in the air, providing a bird’s eye view of practices and games. The plan, according to the videographer Mike Willis, is to shoot practices a couple days a week and show the film during that week. The game footage will be shown the following week.
Up until now, someone would stand outside the fence on 67th and shoot the field, which didn’t work very well, Coach Bowers tells us. He also says that most other teams in the league use one of these camera stands.
Reminder: The Parents Night Out wine tasting event and silent auction to raise money for new uniforms is June 13th.