Coast to coast real-time athlete analytics
MONITOR TRAINING LOAD THAT CAMERAS CAN’T SEE
Discover the speed of a shooting guard coming off a down-screen, the impact force of a center banging on the low block, or the total distance covered by a point guard over the course of a game, week or season.
Catapult is scientifically proven to protect basketball players from overloading their bodies and detecting overuse early, as well as sufficiently decreasing the likelihood of re-injury during the rehabilitation stage. With sophisticated inertial sensors inside each device, every movement is graphically represented to provide valuable athlete analytics.
Using PlayerLoad, a one-number indication of an athlete’s physical output, work players hard enough to improve performance without risking injury. Pounding the court every day without objective data is no different to driving a Formula 1 car without a dashboard – how do you know you aren’t just driving them towards injury?
By building in-depth player profiles with data on a physiological levels over an extended period, thresholds are determined to advise whether an athlete is overworking and what recovery is needed to ensure the player is peaking physically for games.
• Avoid injury by not overworking players with sideline sprints after practice.
• Safely rehabilitate without risk of re-injury by setting thresholds.
• Build playerprofiles to determine players’ norm physical levels.
Utilizing wearable technology that measures every physical parameter desirable to form a dashboard for each individual athlete, the system provides unique data on exactly how hard your players are working in practice to keep them fresh for games.
Catapult goes beyond one-dimensional heart rate analysis to measure the work rate of players – providing metrics that give the complete picture of how hard each player is working and what it is costing them to produce this effort. The system works seamlessly with existing heart rate technologies, and dramatically expands on its performance value.
Make better use of practice time by incorporating fitness testing into skill development and scrimmages, help practice meet game demands by understanding the requirements of each player, and ensure players are peaking at the right time by monitoring their physical output on a day-to-day basis.
• Keep fitness testing specific to on-court basketball fitness.
• Create drills that are based on each player’s individual game movements.
• Compare players to other players, past performances and assigned goals.
Video-based technologies are effective for providing tactical information for NBA and FIBA-governed games, but the real strategy work is done in practice, where these cameras are very difficult to implement – and don’t provide the whole picture. Catapult accurately tracks player and team movement with precision, and is completely wireless and portable.
Supplement video with real-time animations representing a bird’s-eye view of the court, effectively bringing to life the coach’s whiteboard. Look at hotspot plots showing use of the court, tactical animations showing play breakdowns, and export as movie files to help ease the learning process for players.
Using Catapult’s revolutionary indoor GPS system, track players in real time to discover defensive breakdowns and with offensive spacing. Being able to objectively assess movement and quantify external loads with Inertial Movement Analysis (IMA), support staff can understand accelerations, decelerations, changes of directions and jumps with scientific data.
• Bring the coach’s whiteboard to life with real-time animations.
• Sync with video footage export as movie files.
• Track movement in practice and in games for a complete team picture.