The multi-solution contract is the latest evidence of market demand for Catapult’s combined suite of solutions since the acquisition of SBG Sports Software in June 2021. The company’s integrated platform allows coaches to bring athlete data sets directly to the video screen.
Starting this season, MatchTracker and Focus video technologies and Vector wearable devices will provide information to the German national football team to optimize player performance and reduce injuries. All 15 men’s and women’s teams will use Catapult video technology, and 10 teams will be powered by data from Catapult handheld devices.
“We strive every day to unlock the potential of every athlete and every team, and we are proud to partner with the prestigious German Football Federation to realize this ambition,” said will lopes, CEO of Catapult. “We look forward to partnering with the DFB to unlock what even the best coaches in the world cannot see on film or on the sidelines. This technology will allow athletes of all levels to have data and information to give the best of themselves.”
MatchTracker video technology covers all aspects of competitive games, including opponent play strategies. It will provide DFB tactical play patterns in possession and highlight individual players’ movements and attributes to improve their performance. Using the Focus product will allow the DFB to record multiple video angles in the stadium and training ground, enabling interactivity and touch control for pitch side interaction. It also allows staff to collaboratively view and share real-time videos and tags so that information can be shared and acted upon more quickly. Additionally, teams will use Vector, Catapult’s GNSS/LPS device, which provides live algorithms, communications and enhanced performance information and functionality to coaches and athletes.
“Catapult’s solutions allow us to make objective decisions about how we train our athletes and how we establish our competitive advantage over our opponents,” said Christofer Clemens, head of analysis for the German Football Association. “It gives coaches and athletes the confidence that they have a complete view of each other’s performance on the pitch. This agreement will fuel our knowledge for years to come.”
The DFB joins thousands of teams that already rely on Catapult for critical performance and workflow insights. Elite teams from around the world, including 24 Olympic medalists from Tokyo Games, all 32 NFL teams, English Premier League clubs and NCAA schools are equipped with Catapult analytics to perform at their best.
To learn more about the combined data and video analysis technology, visit the Catapult blog.
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