Published on:
August 3rd, 2016

Author:
STATSports

Ever wondered why players wear those black vests during training? As the 2016/17 season draws closer, Sky Sports investigate the cutting-edge technology being used by Premier League clubs…

Pre-season is a crucial period as clubs prepare for the new campaign, but how do they make sure their players are in peak physical condition for the gruelling months ahead?

Pep Guardiola has banned pizza and fruit juice at Manchester City while Antonio Conte is reportedly pushing his players to new extremes at Chelsea, but for many of the biggest sides at home and abroad, cutting-edge technology from STATSports is at the heart of preparations.

The Northern Ireland-based company, founded in 2007, have become a pioneering influence in the sports science industry, and their player tracking and analysis equipment is used by 14 Premier League clubs, a host of international teams and European giants such as Barcelona and Juventus.

Source: http://www.skysports.com/

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Published on:
August 3rd, 2016

Author:
STATSports

GPS means ‘no hiding in place’ for Orlando City players

The devices Orlando City uses are made by STATSports, which signed a deal with eight MLS teams at the beginning of the season. NWSL, NFL, NBA and NCAA teams also are part of the company’s client list.

The Lions mostly make use of the GPS capabilities, but the device also can be hooked up to a heart monitor to measure heart rate, metabolic rate, stress load, energy expenditure and more. It also has live capabilities, allowing the team to read the data in real time.

McKay collects all the players’ pods after training every day and uploads the information into a computer, which takes about 20 minutes. A software that came with the devices deciphers the metrics into an easy-to-read report that McKay then delivers to the rest of the coaching staff.

Source: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/

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