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The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, November 18 2014 4:59 AM UTC +00:00
$60
pledged of $10,000pledged of $10,000 goal
7
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, November 18 2014 4:59 AM UTC +00:00

About

This project was first conceived at a fitness seminar in Hilton Head SC (1999) while viewing various physical training aids on display at several vendor tables. I was looking for a way to help football pass receivers improve their pass catching mechanics. The most glaring deficiency as we perceived it was the inconsistent extension of the arms away from the body. The term for what many coaches referred to as body catching was coined "Alligator Arms", thus the name for this project. Complex motor skill development requires proper technique and repetition. It has been researched and documented that the magic number of hours of repetition needed to gain a level of proficiency comparable to professional is (10,000) ten thousand. The more repetitions are done properly, the more procedural memory (muscle memory) is established. This is the advantage this product will give to the wearer; compelling him/her to fully extend the arms in order to effect a catch. This means performing the task without thinking about it, which is very important for young players who are developing the nuances' of pass catching. We set out to design a  product that would be user friendly and effective. We have secured a manufacturer who has  produced the prototypes seen in the video, and an agreement is in place for future orders. The funds you pledge will cover legal fees, manufacturing, packaging, distribution costs, website fees, and marketing.  We are currently in the developmental stage of additional "AA brand" products as well, and reaching our funding goal would allow us to continue this process.

Risks and challenges

Although we believe Alligator Arms will provide a great training tool for athletes around the country, we do realize that there are possible risks and challenges that go along with introducing a new product to market. Manufacturing glitches is one challenge common in production of a new product, so our design team will coordinate and correspond with the manufacturer to ensure product integrity by pre-approving product samples. In order to reduce production delays, additional inventory will be maintained in house to offset any necessity. We at Alligator Arms, LLC value our customers and strive to provide a high quality product and superior customer service by listening to customer feedback and following through on our promise of satisfaction guaranteed.

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