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The U.S. National Teams Program decided upon the SPT technology for two simple reasons:
One, it provides basic, essential data to track the training load on the athletes.
Two, the data will be analyzed over time and will enable our strength and training staffs to evaluate and update our training sessions to provide maximum results.
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. Hopefully, 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.
With SPT GPS we were able to objectify players outputs to understand the demands of a match. For instance, in the semi-final CIF match, our most intense game of the year, we were able to see some of our players ran over eight miles in a single game. This was helpful because it set a mark at which we can compare all other performances to.
We also have used SPT GPS to compare players to each other through GameTraka. This gives me some tools of measurement when comparing our players and evaluating them against their peers.
The SPT GPS trackers are an excellent tool for measuring your top athletes against the rest of the players. Players can be held accountable for not giving maximum effort. Psychologically, the players react positively when they turn their tracker on and go to work. They know they’re being tracked so they give that little extra effort.
SPT GPS has definitely aided our team’s development and took us up another level. It was also a great learning tool for the staff that aids in practice and game planning and decisions.
This is our second year using SPT as a vital training and measurement tool for our program on a daily basis. Not only can we track workload, intensity, mileage etc. to increase fitness and to monitor overtraining, we can use it during injury rehabilitation.
No longer do our athletes need to rely on their intrinsic feelings towards injury rehab, we have numbers to prove that they are back and fully fit again.
I 100% believe that without SPT we wouldn’t have made the progress we have over the past 24 months and we are now looking forward to another great season!
We started working with SPT before the start of our 2016/17 football season. We have now been working with them for a full year and during this time, I can confirm that they have been nothing short of brilliant in supporting us at the Academy.
Derry City have been using SPT for nearly 2 years now. The units are lightweight yet durable and the GameTraka system is user-friendly. SPT has offered us great support and are constantly evolving, allowing us to have input into the system improvements.
The SPT unit is incredible for amateur and elite athletes. Have used the device locally and internationally. The stats allowed me to fine tune my training and improve in vital areas. Great service from the team as well.
We have been working with SPT for a almost half a year to manage, evaluate and compare the running qualities of our players. We are very happy with the comfort of wearing the vests and units as well as with the visual realisation of the monitored data in Gametraka. We can really recommend the use of Sport Performance Tracking!
With the support of sponsors and the club SPT was purchased last December. We will use them for the preparation of the new season and in games to improve the players performance.
Especially distance covered, sprints and the intensity metrics are interesting for me in studying improvement. The data tracking on Gametraka and the mobile App is reliable and easy to use.
We have used SPT for almost a year and are very pleased. It is easy and efficient to
upload the team’s performance data. The SPT device is small and easy, making it comfortable to wear during workouts.
We have seen and tried different GPS systems and prefer SPT for the data it provides and its favourable price. It has become an important part of our training to control the load of each individual player.
SPT has helped us make one of our best seasons for many years!
It is an absolute privilege to use the SPT GPS for Griquas to track performance and manage load in what is a long season for our players. The GPS has provided some insight and trends on our players both individually and in a team context.
It has allowed us to monitor their every on field movement, impact and their capacities. It has guided us in how to individually and collectively come up with programs and systems to bring out the optimum performance of the Griquas. It has allowed us to take our game to a new level massively.
We literally look at 2-3 metrics on a weekly basis and use those simple stats to make decisions for our players. It's simple really; based on what this player is required to do on the weekend (physically) has he/she done too little or too much during training? Without the ability to measure running stats, how on earth would a coach or athlete know whether they're doing too much or too little?
SPT gives me, as a coach, the information I need to decide whether we're on track during the training week.
Being such an explosive sport, soccer players are placed under extreme pressure every time they take the field. SPT provides a program to objectively and accurately quantify training and game days at an individual and team level.
This system is absolutely key to maximising athletic performance and minimising injury.
In an effort to improve the quality of training, Alianza Petrolera acquired 25 units [of the SPT device]. This places the club at the forefront of technology in football training.
SPT is a fundamental tool in the training process since it allows us to monitor the daily workloads and thus control the individual impact of the training. The use of the device is very simple, with a very practical and intuitive software that services physical preparation and the prevention of injuries.
Currently being the first year of using GPS technology within the club we have seen a big improvement in match fitness, specifically during the closing stages of games. I put this down to a mixture of systemised programming and the accountability of the players to hit their GPS targets during training sessions thanks to the help of SPT. It is exciting to see the direction they are going with further technology enhancements to be made, and look forward to working with them in the future.
We capture two lots of data. The first lot we look at is how many kilometres [players] cover at training and after games. We use that data to work out whether we are giving the players too much load or not enough load and try to ensure optimal performance. We want to make sure we get our players’ loading right so they are not at risk of injury for the next week.
The other time we use the data is for the players' rehabilitation. We will take them through a 5-stage return-to-training protocol. We capture their data so we can make sure that by stage 5 (before they go back to play) they can cover that 5-6km mark they usually cover at training.
Being able to use SPT’s technology has enabled the Physiotherapists at Optimus Health to work closely with our Sports Science Team and help to reduce soft tissue injuries over the 2016/17 season.
We have managed to use the GPS data to give feedback to coaches about important data and load variables, including acute-chronic ratios and flagging players when their loads are not in a ‘sweet spot’.