We have an opportunity to take these players and be totally proactive

Alex McKechnie
Director of Sports Science
Toronto Raptors

It's the biggest breakthrough I've experienced in my life.

Roger Marandino
Strength & Conditioning Coach
Indianapolis Colts

I truly believe that Catapult is the best thing in my business since the barbell.

Tom Moffitt
Director of Strength & Conditioning
Louisiana State University

It is easy to immediately recognize the depth of information you can gather with Catapult. When you start talking about what is happening to a player physically during a workout or game and what the cost of those activities are, the only thing you can be is excited.

Josh Stoner
Director of Football Strength and Conditioning
University of Missouri

AC Milan has used Catapult to analyse the performance of our athletes from a tactical analysis and fitness monitoring point of view. The data provided allows AC Milan a great insight into the exertion of each athlete and how they are performing physically. The Minimax S4 has become an integral part of the setup within the Milan Lab.

Daniele Tognaccini
Director
AC Milan Lab

 

A critical piece of information relates to the external loads - visible but virtually impossible to estimate - that players experience during games. These include distances run at various speeds, muscular effort in accelerating, decelerating, changing direction and G-forces in collisions, and GPS is currently the best available vehicle for capturing such data.

Roy Headey
Head of Sports Science
Rugby Football Union

It's not like you're comparing like me versus Claude Giroux. It's just about yourself. It depends on how you were the practice before or the week before. It's basically a measuring stick against yourself.

Luke Schenn
Defenseman
Philadelphia Flyers

We just want to be able to get smarter about our players and how to train them and how to put them in a position to succeed. So that's just one component of a lot of different things that we're doing.

Mark Cuban
Owner
Dallas Mavericks

It takes the guess work away. I'm able to take practice and break it down and put it into their go-home workouts. It helps them train more efficiently.

Tom Myslinski
Strength & Conditioning Coach
Jacksonville Jaguars

From my standpoint, it's raised our ability to train guys to the expectation that the game places on them. We go hard. But now when we want to back off, we can look at it and say 'You're going at this a little too hard. Let's scale back a little bit.

Eric Klein
Strength & Conditioning Coach
Minnesota Gophers

We are looking at it over time. It is really about getting a grasp on what each player is doing and coming up with a baseline. Then, how do we push him to reach peak performance, or, if the medical staff is saying these guys are at risk of injury, how do we minimize that?

James Hanisch
Sports Scientist
University of Oregon

I live by that thing. There are going to be major surgeries sometimes because you’re going to get a knee or an ankle that’s broke, or a leg. You can’t help that. But a lot of the wear and tear on the body, we’re able to take a lot of the guess work out of now.”

Jimbo Fisher
Head Coach
FSU Football

I definitely can see the value in it, to be able to know what kind of loads you’re putting on your team on a daily basis, how much recovery they need..

Larry Fedora
Head Football Coach
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The technology that this partnership has developed is ten times more accurate than GPS systems, and in sports where the results are closer and more technical, these results are much more important.

Dr. Mark Hadley
Research Team Leader
CSIRO

We can tell when a guy is run-down. It's not just the eye test. It's scientific data. It can be quickly reversed with a couple of days rest. It can also go south if you overload a guy.

Steve Kerr
Head Coach
Golden State Warriors

I think the most I topped off at for total distance in a practice was close to 2,000 yards. That’s a lot. You’re never out there thinking I’m covering this much. It’s a good program they’ve got. Top speed I think I hit around 18 or 19 (miles per hour). So it’s a good thing to have.

C.J. Spiller
Running Back
Buffalo Bills

 

It will allow coaches and medical staff to design training programmes to optimise player fitness, rehabilitation and general welfare, but it will also play an important part in the creation of individual player development plans for academy athletes as part of the clubs’ ongoing desire to nurture and invest in young English talent.

Corin Palmer
Head of Academics and Development
Premiership Rugby

Catapult allows us to monitor volumes during practice and competition. This data is then combined with our biometrics and self-reporting questionnaires, allowing us to modify and adapt our regeneration strategies during these [48-hour] windows of opportunity.

Andrew Althoff
Director of Applied Performance
Baylor University

Any data collection we use needs to positively influence the way Munster prepares, and the Catapult GPS system definitely does that. The speed of download, ease of interface, and accuracy of the data the Catapult system provides allows us to gain detailed feedback for our players. This feedback is used to provide objective load monitoring, along with helping organise future session content. The technology maximizes individual playing performance in training and helps us reach peak performance in games.

Bryce Cavanagh
Head of Fitness
Munster Rugby

If he’s at four practices in a row, his player load is through the roof, his distance is really high, we may have to be careful with this player. For us we want to be the link between the offensive and defensive coordinator and the special teams coach so that with guys everybody kind of knows what’s going on so that you’re not wearing them out, I’m not wearing them out, and then eventually he breaks. We kind of have a way to monitor those guys and know where everybody stands.

Eric Ciano
Strength & Conditioning Coordinator
Buffalo Bills

There are several areas that Catapult can be used to improve a fitness coach’s ability to bring a player back from injury. First, it’s easy to assess and monitor the peak velocities an athlete may achieve within a session. This is one metric that we monitor specifically, before a player is considered for match play again. Secondly, it helps us choose the right exercises to slowly overload certain muscle groups that may be more susceptible to a re-injury during the rehab process.

David Tenney
Head Fitness Coach
Seattle Sounders

We can evaluate whether he cuts with the same explosive movement off of that [injured] leg, if all those things are the same standard as before he got hurt. That system really helped us a lot.

Nick Saban
Head Football Coach
University of Alabama

 

Once you get enough data, you can begin to track your own progress throughout the course of the season. You know whether you might need to spend more time in the gym or more time on conditioning.

Jay Rosehill
Forward
Philadelphia Flyers

 

I think it definitely can help you win but at the end of the day it really boils down to having the right players and execution.

Darren Krein
Strength and conditioning coach
Miami Dolphins

I have worked with the Catapult system for the past six years. It is at the core of our performance monitoring operation at West Bromwich Albion FC. Over this period, impressive developments in both the hardware and software have ensured that it has established itself as the market leader in this area. It allows coaches and trainers to maximize player performance by keeping players fresh.

Chris Barnes
Sport Scientist
West Bromwich Albion FC

Catapult is an industry leader and will continue to innovate. We are just at the forefront of the possibilities with the data that we can see with this system. The biggest impact I think we will see is bringing objective feedback for the workloads placed on athletes. Typically, this is a very subjective approach that is influenced by a lot of varying factors. The speed and accuracy of this product will serve us well moving forward.

Josh Stoner
Director of Football Strength and Conditioning
University of Missouri

In recent years, we have conducted a number of studies showing the positive health effects of recreational football. However, the quantification of the actual load that participants have been exposed to has been limited to heart rate monitors. With the Catapult GPS units we are able to get an objective measure of the external load and a quantification of accelerations, impacts and player loads that will add a new depth to our analysis.

Morten Bredsgaard Randers Thomsen
Assistant Professor
University of Copenhagen

Technology is playing a positive part in prolonging my career...and the data allowed me to play in another World Cup for Australia.

Tim Cahill

Every player has worn it every day I’ve been here. It can allow you to dial up or down practice intensity or dial up or down conditioning for each player.

Sam Hinkie
General Manager
Philadelphia 76ers

The value is for us to be able to understand what the athletes experience on the field. It's one thing to design something on paper, but this tells us what they're actually experiencing.

Ryan Martin
Director of Sports Performance
Old Dominion University

You build a portfolio of data on each player so over a period of time you can tell when they're wearing down, do they need an extra rest, do they need a day off, all those things. The most important thing is what you do throughout the week to get them ready to perform at their peak, at their optimal level, come game day.

Butch Jones
Head Football Coach
University of Tennessee

The Catapult system we use allows us to know whether a guy has the same explosive movement that he had before and for how long. We can evaluate whether he cuts with the same explosive movement off that leg and all those things are at the same standard before he got hurt.

Nick Saban
Head Football Coach
University of Alabama

How I use it, because the technology is so new to the NFL, is for medical monitoring. So we really can look at the cost of each individual period, if an athlete is hurt, and use his return to play (RTP) work to actually re-create practices or periods for our athletes to see how ready they are to play.

Tom Myslinski
Head of Strength and Conditioning
Jacksonville Jaguars

Once you understand the science, you’ve got to paint the picture. It’s not a paint-by-numbers thing.

Alex McKechnie
Director of Sports Science
Toronto Raptors

We were able to peak damn near every week because we had all the data coming back.

Vic Viloria
Head Strength Coach
Florida State University

 

We’re using all the information on a daily basis to try to help the players manage practice.

Darren Krein
Strength & Conditioning Coach
Miami Dolphins

Now understanding how hard our guys worked, we can look at the levels of our workload and the frequency of it. So we can shorten our practices and still get the optimal work in — quality over quantity.

Derek Mason
Head Football Coach
Vanderbilt University

But by using these techniques, we can eliminate some of the soft-tissue stuff, the groins, the quads, the hamstrings. If our players aren't out on the field, if they're in the training room or on injured reserve, we're going to be out of work.

Chuck Pagano
Head Coach
Indianapolis Colts

We were able to see a correlation between distance and velocity training and injury. We redesigned the pre-season around that data. There were thresholds we wouldn't cross with high-speed training because we know from the data that it can cause hamstring injuries.

Dave Tenney
Sports Science & Performance Manager
Seattle Sounders

Anything that makes us smarter about our players’ health is a win for us. Catapult certainly has helped. Data acquisition is critical to being proactive with every element of player health and performance, and Catapult is a key product for us in that area.

Mark Cuban
Owner
Dallas Mavericks

It provides objective feedback for another tool to add to subjective judgment of coaches. The bottom line is that this makes sure the student-athlete is safe, and it helps them practice hard, play hard and then on game day really produce.

Ben Schumacher
Assistant Strength Coach
Vanderbilt University

 

The last two years are when we’ve really been able to use it, and we’re 26 and 2. Injuries are down. We’ve had two ACC championships and a national championship.”

Jimbo Fisher
Head Football Coach
Florida State University

Catapult provides a product that you just can’t get anywhere else. I’ve looked at every single product out there and I feel more comfortable with the reliability and the validity of what they’re offering. The customer support and the product itself is far superior than anything on the market.

Erik Korem
High Performance Manager
University of Kentucky

The real value of the partnership lies in that Catapult is more than a hardware company. They are a Sport Science company with the purpose of creating better and more efficient ways to monitor athletes.

Josh Stoner
Director of Football Strength and Conditioning
University of Missouri

Catapult is an easy-to-use athlete monitoring tool that provides valuable information on the physiological demands of specific sports, in training and competition, which in turn enhances physical preparation and ultimately performance.

Tom Mockford
Sports Science Consultant
Houston Rockets

Catapult is a technology which is one of its own and makes an analyst’s job far easier than what it once was. It is a complete product.

Kratik Malhotra
Performance Analyst
IMG Academy

In my position as Director of Training and Conditioning, I rely on Catapult OptimEye to help optimize each player’s performance and the overall team performance of the New York Knicks.

Dave Hancock
Director of Training and Conditioning
New York Knicks

We can clearly see the risk of overtraining for each player and modify personal trainings, as well as the risk of injury due to the cumulated high player load and exertion index can be predicted.

Dr. Anil Isik
Istanbul BBSK

It’s great to see the workload that people do. What the GPS units give you is how much of their work and total distance is high intensity – acceleration, deceleration, stuff like that. Let’s say in a soccer game, we have a kid who runs seven miles in a game. Seven miles isn’t seven miles. How much is sprinting or decelerating? That information is going to lead to decoding muscle soreness and injury.

Jon Lipsitz
Women’s Soccer Coach
University of Kentucky

Catapult’s technology is being used in two key ways. The first is through loading of athletes and the intensity at which they train. The second is through rehabilitation and returning athletes back to full training quickly by exposing the rehabilitating athletes to the main squad’s training loads and intensities. This allows the medical and strength staff to know that when they go back into full training, they are resilient and less likely to re-injure.

James Hanisch
Sports Science Coordinator
University of Oregon

The number one goal of this system right now is trying to help prevent injury as well as help us with the rehab process. There are a lot of different things that goes in to it, but the biggest thing is ‘how can we monitor guys on the field to help us get the information’? What do they really do at their position? How far does a receiver really run in practice? How fast does a receiver run in practice? Then create standards for each positional group to be able to say, ‘Well this guy has done four days in a row in this (work) rate zone, this guy is at risk of injury.

Eric Ciano
Strength and Conditioning Coordinator
Buffalo Bills

Catapult has drastically altered our approach to training. It’s now the foundation of routine performance monitoring for all our national teams.

Dr. Tony Rice
Senior Sports Physiologist
Rowing Australia

 

For someone on the sports science side of things, it really takes away the subjectivity of what your guys are doing and gives you some objective numbers that you can work with to get any edge you can.

Simon Kearney
Sport Science Manager
St Kilda Saints FC

Catapult is a valuable tool to assist strength and conditioning coaches to make informed decisions on player athleticism. It allows coaches to monitor skill intensity in their sessions, and also lets strength and conditioning coaches individualise player programs.

David Boyle
Physical Performance Manager
Cronulla Sharks

Building an in-season training program for each of our athletes is complex, yet simple. The classifications, subcategories, and technology allow our staff to move away from guesswork and intuition-based decision-making to prescribe the correct stressors at the appropriate times, which ensures optimal readiness on game day.

Mike Curtis
Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Men’s and Women’s Basketball
University of Virginia

The 30 units we took to Europe with our AIS-AFL Academy group continued to be a massive advantage in managing the loads experienced by our group. Across the trip, we had super control over every day’s loads and were able to provide extremely detailed welfare profiles to each state academy program immediately upon our return for a smooth transition back into ‘normal’ life. This was only possible due to the ease of use and reporting of Catapult and something we greatly appreciate.

James Veale
High Performance Manager
AFL Academies