Our technicians are ready for your Super SAM backstops!
At Schelde Sports, we understand the importance of organizing sports events with reliable equipment & service. That's why we train our technicians to ensure they are well-prepared for installing and maintaining the SAM backstops during events. In this new blog post, we provide you with a glimpse into the training process and introduce our technicians to you.
On June 20, 2023, we organized an internal training session at our Helmond location to prepare a group of technicians for working with our Super SAM backstops during events. We are particularly proud of the contribution made by several experienced technicians during the practical portion of the training!
Over the past few years, these technicians have gained a wealth of knowledge and experience through their involvement in international sports events, including the Olympic Games in Tokyo, where they were responsible for the essential maintenance of the Super SAM 325PRO & SAM 3x3 backstop before, during, and after the games. During a training session like the one held on June 20, they can mentor and prepare the newly appointed technicians for the years to come. Job well done from our senior technicians!
The training kicked off with a presentation on event support. During this session, we reflected on our role as equipment supplier for the world's biggest sports events, also including the 5x5 & 3x3 Basketball World Championships, as well as the 3x3 World Tour events. This presentation also included a training on various subjects that working abroad will bring to our team (logistics/language/culture/food). After the theory the first practical topic was about the technical aspects of the Super SAM 325PRO basketball backstop (and in particular the WC’23 edition).
Next topic: assembling. Once the equipment at our facility is prepared for shipping, the backstops are securely and safely packed. It’s important for our technicians to know how to unpack and assemble the backstop, and that's what they learned during this section. The base of the backstop arrives mostly preassembled, but elements such as the backboard and the ring still need to be mounted onto the backstop.
We also learned our technicians about adjusting the backstop, ensuring that it is ready for a high-level game. Additionally, we addressed tasks related to troubleshooting, such as replacing a net under pressure in a full stadium. For this we would like to give an honorable mention to Danny Beerens, who achieved the fastest time of 1 minute and 36 seconds!
Our technicians during the training, in front of two 325 PRO backstop units Our technicians during the training, in front of two 325 PRO backstop units
The following technicians participated in this training: Danny Beerens, Jack Peeters, Wouter van der Vegt, Bertrick Krikken, Melvin Martinali, Timo van Swieten, Erick Hermans, Arjan Lanjouw, Leen Martinali and Michel Bonné. Leen and Erick were responsible for the practical portion by teaching the newly Schelde Sports technicians all the important know-how.
We congratulate all the technicians on successfully completing this training. 8 newly trained technicians are ready to support you with a high standard of service & maintenance during any level of event, from regional to Olympics!