Training for football is changing, as high technology makes it possible for these amateur players to get the same kind of intense analysis of their skills and flaws,previously available only to top professionals.
This smart vest holds a smart pod, a small tracking system that monitors and records every movement for analysis by coaches.Australia-based Catapult Sports says Playr is the world’s first smart coaching system for football.“We can track up to 1200 you know data point per second,so that we can give you a pretty holistically on your overall performance on the pitch.”
Smart coach mobile APP turns raw data into advice on sleep and other issues.It tells players how fit they are, how they’re performing during training and helps them understand what they must do to improve in games.“How do you prepare mentally, physically? Are you recover from a sleep perspective nutritionally avoid injuries? So I think players they are amateur players are now more aware that if they want to make it to the next level they’ve got to have tools and technology available to guide them towards that end goal.”
The system allows amateurs to compare themselves to top professional players.“It kind of makes you want to work harder so that you see your results better, because then you don’t want to have results that really like bad or like worse compared to the professionals, so makes you pitch extra by working it.”It’s expected such technology will become more common in many sports and be a routine part of the gear worn during training and games.
For writer Faiza Elmasry. I’m Faith Lapidus VOA News.