GPS Technology

Warrior808

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There's a nice article in The Athletic about 50 freak athletes in college football. In the section for Rondale Moore there was an interesting blurb about Catapult which is a GPS monitoring system for athletes. Do we currently utilize anything like this? Seems like something Manny would be all over since it ties analytics into training for peak performance.

“We wear Catapult (Athlete GPS Tech) like most teams. What we found is that Rondale will hit a minimum of 21 mph every time he steps foot on the field, regardless of designed practice tempo,” Lovett says. “Rondale also routinely doubles the volume of the next closest player. This means he is running faster than everyone else while doubling up on reps. He is full speed all the time. His practice load would be higher than most game loads we typically see. His game loads blew us away when we saw them for the first time. We have been forced to keep a pitch count on him so to speak just to keep him within acceptable practice and training volume ranges.”
 

JD08

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I know some gator and FSU players wear them, but I wasn't aware they recorded speed, just if you leave the radius of the receiver.
 

Empirical Cane

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This type of telematics is widespread across NFL now.

Records postion, speed, temp, and various vitals of the athlete as well.

So far, tjey don't know what to do with all of it, but will figure it out soon enough.
 
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Very popular technology in international soccer. Data is useful but you also have to understand how to use it. Also, nothing is stopping coaches from putting in some time to figure out how far players are running in games or practice.
 

craval85

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There's a nice article in The Athletic about 50 freak athletes in college football. In the section for Rondale Moore there was an interesting blurb about Catapult which is a GPS monitoring system for athletes. Do we currently utilize anything like this? Seems like something Manny would be all over since it ties analytics into training for peak performance.

“We wear Catapult (Athlete GPS Tech) like most teams. What we found is that Rondale will hit a minimum of 21 mph every time he steps foot on the field, regardless of designed practice tempo,” Lovett says. “Rondale also routinely doubles the volume of the next closest player. This means he is running faster than everyone else while doubling up on reps. He is full speed all the time. His practice load would be higher than most game loads we typically see. His game loads blew us away when we saw them for the first time. We have been forced to keep a pitch count on him so to speak just to keep him within acceptable practice and training volume ranges.”
Funny you should ask..

 

sstcane

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why are they working out in sports bras?
Those “Bras” hold the catapult unit that is monitoring the players.

Player load takes into account acceleration, deceleration, total distance etc.

You can use this to monitor how hard the practices are and be able to decide when players should decrease volume to reduce muscle injuries etc
 
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