Who can wear the STATSports GPS Tracker?
OUR TECHNOLOGY IS AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE
800+ Famous Sporting clubs from around the world - including Liverpool, Arsenal, New Zealand All Blacks, Manchester City and many more - use our GPS device at training and during matches in order to help them improve their game.
These professional footballers benefit from choosing the most advanced wearable tech on the market to assist with training goals, helping them improve their fitness and speed on the pitch. However, as the technology is designed for strengthening those crucial skills needed in Football, GAA, Rugby and other field-based sports, it means it caters for players of all skill-levels.
Our GPS tracker is designed for players of all ages, even those just starting out.
In many cases younger players begin to interact with the GPS technology using the accompanying Athlete Series app (full access is included when you purchase your GPS tracker - a single one-time purchase) where they check their stats after a training session and compare among their teammates. Coaches often tell us how keen their players are to ‘check how fast they ran’ in a session or see how much distance they covered in a match. This is a very simple way of introducing younger players to stats and allow them to get familiar with their strengths on the pitch. As a parent or coach having access to this data will help to identify specific areas which may need to be developed further as they mature.
DO YOU THINK YOU'RE TOO YOUNG?
There’s a common misconception that GPS trackers just for professional sports teams, and therefore you must be at least 18-years-old to wear them. But that’s not the case. In fact, some of our users are as young as eight-years-old. From that age young athletes become much more powerful and explosive with their physical capabilities and having technology to harness their personal progression is a valuable addition as a player, coach or parent.
At a young age players develop at different rates so it is important to track the progress of their performance as a player through their teens. Since all movement is more costly and demanding for young athletes their training must be adjusted accordingly. Using GPS can help monitor loads and intensities placed on kids in training to reflect their age and skill level accurately and decrease injuries. They tend to play a lot of sport in different codes and sometimes this can have varying impacts. To be able to track their physical development from this phase right through their teens is a potentially huge advantage.
Phil Foden (15) wearing the STATSports Vest to be tracked during a training session
The STATSports APEX GPS Tracker can help young athletes in a number of ways:
Training and Performance Analysis: Wearable GPS devices can track a young athlete's movements and provide data on speed, distance, and energy expenditure, which can help coaches to optimize training programs and identify areas for improvement.
Injury Prevention: The STATSports APEX GPS Tracker can also help coaches to monitor an athlete's workload and ensure that they are not overtraining or at risk of injury. The STATSports Strain metric will give good insights to coaches on this to help them identify if a player is being overworked which can avoid the risk of injury.
Game Analysis: GPS data can also be used to analyse an athlete's performance in games, providing coaches with detailed information on an athlete's movements, such as how much time they spend in different areas of the field. The STATSports Heat Map will allow coaches to identify these areas where an athlete is spending the most time on the field and whether they are holding their positions.
Motivation: Wearable GPS devices can be used to help motivate and encourage young athletes, by setting goals and tracking progress, and providing real-time feedback. The STATSports Pro Score is a feature that allows athletes to track their performance with an overall rating and compare it to the Pro’s. Each STATSports ambassador has a Pro Score that athletes can aim to level up to so they are able to understand their fitness levels in one overall performance measurement score.
Recruiting: GPS data can be used to evaluate the performance of young athletes, which can help coaches and recruiters to identify promising players.
Here's what The Ox had to say.....
“I was always told I was too small when I was 11 and 12, but I knew I had lots of physical development still to come. If I’d had the data back then, I could have shown my coaches that I was growing, getting faster and more durable.” - @alexoxchamberlain.
The STATSports APEX GPS tracker allows you to track your progress weekly, monthly, and seasonally and compare against players your own age.
Our very own GPS tracker is available to individuals of all ages and abilities. Take full advantage of the most elite and prestigious performance tracker on the market and become the player you've always wanted to be.