Catapult continues global expansion with 150th national team signing
Catapult recently announced it now works with over 150 national teams across 12 sports following recent client wins in Europe, South America, and Asia.
Some of Catapult’s recent signings include reigning FIFA World Cup champion French Football Federation, the Football Association of Wales, New Zealand Football, the Romanian Football Federation, the Vietnam Football Federation, the Korea Football Association, Bolivian Football Federation, and the Swedish Football Association.
Almost two thirds of the 150 total national teams are soccer federations, underscoring the company’s global dominance in that sport and reinforcing Catapult’s success as the leading provider of elite performance technology solutions to national teams globally.
Catapult is now used in over 128 countries and by more than 2,100 organisations worldwide. The release of Catapult’s new video analytics platform, Catapult Vision, also provides all national teams, including soccer teams, with a third product in the elite performance technology stack alongside the existing wearables and Athlete Management System (AMS) offerings.
Cosmin Contra, Head Coach at the Romanian Football Federation, said:
“Catapult technology helps us measure physical parameters both in training and in matches and this is happening in real time. Using Catapult we can greatly increase our quality and prevent injuries.”
The French Football Federation (FFF) has been gradually implementing Catapult’s technology for several months, with the senior men’s team using Catapult both in the build-up to and during their successful 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign.
Pauline Gamerre, Director of Business Development at FFF, said:
“We are delighted to be able to work with Catapult as a member of the FFF Performance Centre. Catapult’s experience and the effectiveness of their solutions make them a leader in their field and we are looking forward to working together to put the best technologies and cutting-edge sports science at the heart of the Performance Centre.”
Additionally, the partnership between the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and Catapult is progressing well. Currently 2,650 athlete monitoring solutions are being rolled out to help 54 national teams across Africa optimise performance, reduce injury risk, and manage return to play processes. Used by all senior international and Olympic squads under CAF's jurisdiction, the deal marks a significant centralised investment in elite performance technology and uptake has been encouraging.
Anthony Baffoe, CAF Deputy General Secretary, said:
“Having a scientific and reliable database will allow the technical teams of our member federations to make the right decisions. African footballers have talent, but we have to challenge our own limits.”
Commenting on the continuing growth of Catapult amongst national teams, Catapult Executive Chairman Dr. Adir Shiffman said:
“National federations globally are using our technology to quantify and improve athlete performance and tactical execution across their teams. We are especially pleased to see the technology making its way beyond the men’s teams and into age-group and women’s teams, including for example the Malawian and Ethiopian women’s national teams during recent Olympic qualifiers.
“We’re delighted to be working with our increasing roster of national teams and in particular with CAF as the confederation brings elite athlete performance technology to all of its nations and expands its world-class performance infrastructure”.
Catapult clients include over half of the 32 teams who competed in the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The company continues its work with national teams, sports institutes, and governing bodies in the lead up to the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup and the Africa Cup of Nations in June.