Premier League clubs to start using special new technology to track when players end up in the ‘red zone’ and suffer from burnout during matches
- Tech company STATSports has created a new fitness data tracker for gamers
- It can notify managers when players start to burn out during matches
- Coaches will be instantly alerted on a device when a player is fatigued
Premier League and Championship clubs will be making mid-match decisions about whether a player suffers burnout from the start of next season.
There are significant concerns about the fatigue of a multitude of clubs due to scheduling issues caused by the coronavirus lockdown earlier this year.
Some players didn’t have more than two and a half weeks of vacation before returning to preseason, which amplified those concerns.
Premier League teams will have data that tells them when players are tired during matches
But leading sports technology company STATSports, which provides services to many Premier League clubs including Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Arsenal, has introduced a new, state-of-the-art product that lets coaches experience immediately. during a match or training when a player enters the famous “red zone”.
Thanks to their new Sonra 3.0 software, which was distributed to clubs ahead of the new season, managers and coaches will now be instantly alerted on their smartwatch or tablet when a player is in danger of overloading.
This means that managers like Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola can make in-game decisions based on the data they receive.
STATSports has launched a system that can tell when players are entering the “red zone”
Managers and coaches can then use this data to know when to replace players in a match.
“If the manager decides between two players to replace, he could ask his coach what feedback (from the data) he can give physically,” said Sean O’Connor, co-founder of STATSports.
“The players were going through a session, and it would only be after, once all the information was recorded, that they could see what his stats were, what percentage he was running.
“So if a strength and conditioning trainer performs the exercises and asks him to hit 70% at one mark, 80% at another, you are just guessing until you see the data. This allows them to see it as they do.
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