We have been using the SPT GPS system at Gold Coast City FC for half a season now and it is really starting to provide some valuable information to myself as the head coach, the staff and the players as well.Read more
I can use the information to track physical match performance and training loading, which can be helpful in injury prevention. The players also like to be aware of their stats which can only enhance their understanding of what we do and why.
The response from our student athletes was immediate. As soon as the conditioning group was finished, they all wanted to know their work output, distance and who sprinted the fastest. There is no more hiding behind “effort” because we will now be able to calculate effort. Maximizing effort is key to athletic success.Read more
Utilizing SPT will allow us to identify specific players’ work volume and how it may affect their work output. If a player work output peaks at the wrong time or is miss calculated, this could lead to injury.
The Cranbourne FC in the South East Football Netball League have been using SPT GPS technology for the past three years to monitor and track player movement and intensity. We have been using SPT on our midfielders to help them understand the high-end gut running that is required during their matches.Read more
We are able to compare their GPS results to those of a VFL midfielders, this helps the Cranbourne boys set high benchmarks which leads to an increase in performance. We mainly look at the total distance that our midfielders run and the Zone 6 metres that they gain. I would recommend SPT to any football team based on the fact that it is a great tool from an education point of view and it gives the players a good understanding of where they need to be.
We bought 10 of the units for our football club here at the Koondrook/Barham Raiders and used them for the first time on Saturday. The results were amazing, not only could we assess total distance, it shows running patterns and top speed. A bonus that comes with the players wearing the GPS units is that they knew they couldn't hide as their running efforts were being recorded.
As the coach of the Phillip Island Football Club I have found the SPT GPS tracking devices to be an essential tool in our continued improvement. It has enabled us to monitor players' individual progress over our pre-season and now the benefits we are getting on match day data is incredible.Read more
It has helped running patterns for players and they are getting the exact feedback they have been craving. We have become the number one defensive side in our competition after sitting at number 8 in the competition last season. I believe the data that we have been able to secure and show our players have been a contributor to this.