Aspire Academy involves technology in developing talents
- Qatar: Saturday, October 20 - 2012 at 14:22
- PRESS RELEASE
Aspire Academy continues to show its commitment to using the latest technology to assist in developing young football players with the announcement that it has added Inmotio Technology to its football program. It is the first time that this technology is used in the Middle East.
Edward De Boer, Inmotio Object Tracking Manager said commenting on the implementation of the System in Aspire Academy: "I am delighted that ASPIRE and Inmotio have partnered as pioneers in football development through technology in this region. It is a reflection of ASPIRE's forward thinking and commitment to young players."
Inmotio is a system which uses cameras located around a football pitch to track the movement, speed, heart rate and other information from players.
The data is sent in real-time to the ASPIRE servers where coaching and support staff can use the information to analyze individuals and teams in the areas of technical, tactical and physical performance.
The system is based on the concept of 'Field Lab' that Mr. Frans Lefeber developed in the Netherlands in 2002 at the football club of PSV Eindhoven. The goal is to improve sports performance of ASPIRE youth players. All measurements and analysis are based on position tracking measurements collected on the sports field rather than in laboratories for actual play effectiveness. This provides coaches and trainers with real time feedback for all youth players.
The Amsterdam-based company 'Inmotio' is supplying the system which is fully operational on four of the ASPIRE Academy pitches.
Earlier technology used by ASPIRE Academy delivered information on covered distance and speed of the players during games. However, previous technology didn't provide accurate measurements for short sprints (less than one second) nor for high intensity runs and turning movements to name a few important variables in football performance. In a typical football match or football training sessions, players accelerate, decelerate and change direction continuously. Using the Inmotio system, the ASPIRE Academy Team is aiming to improve both accuracy and reliability of these high intensity activities.
ASPIRE Academy will be using the system mainly to focus on the individual development of its youth players. It will allow coaches to build a base line enabling them to benchmark teams and youth players against this reference. The Inmotio system will help all coaches and management monitor players to make better decisions about training. Among other sport tools, the Inmotio system will be one of ASPIRE Academy's main tools in creating youth player profiles. These profiles will enable decision-makers to predict, select, and position players against predefined improvement goals and individualized training programs.
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