Sports GPS built for
Sports GPS built for
GPS and the rigours of rugby go hand-in-hand. SPT supports rugby teams with the tools to maximise players performance, all while making sure that injuries and training loads are kept into account. Enjoy data that’s user-friendly and easy to apply so teams can focus on the technical aspects of the game.
Carry out a winning strategy
GPS data can prove which rugby athletes are performing at peak. Track metrics like Top Speed and High Speed Running and gain confidence that the wingers are fastest on their feet. Make sure that the flankers are hitting the most tackles with Impact counts and watch the numbers for Acceleration to assess the effectiveness of the back line.
Optimise training load
A rugby pitch is never short of contact. For those returning from injuries, SPT’s GPS platform also assists with return-to-play programs. By watching the output levels over a season, it’s easy to manage work load and ensure that recovering players are slowly transitioned into the demands of a typical game.
We are really enjoying the SPT platform and data because it gives us the data we need, not the 50 other metrics we don’t. Plus players actually understand the data. Creating custom high speed running zones has also been huge for our program.
SPT GPS has made us a better football team by providing pivotal data when tracking training load of our football athletes. It brings important data every day on our athletes’ performance that is unique to our program.
The biggest reasons that we purchased SPT were: 1.Safety of our players - this has always been our #1 Priority: SPT helps us monitor everyone during hot days as well as making sure that we aren’t working them too hard so they don't get as many injuries.
2. So we can compare to what these guys will be doing in college: A lot of our players will get to the next level, so we want to make sure that we are preparing them the best we can to help them excel at the next level.
3. Efficiency: We wanted to get smarter with what we were demanding of our players in games and practice to ensure we are getting the best results on Friday nights.
4. Consistency of demands: We want to make sure that we are training throughout the week for what the demands of the game are. With SPT we can now make educated adjustments throughout the week to noticeably increase our efficiency
The SPT device gives us a lot of reliable and valuable data. We can look at total sprint values and have an idea on how to mould and shape our conditioning for the future.
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. 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.