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Introducing Integrated Performance Data and Video Analysis: The Future of Professional Team Analytics

27th February 2022

Today, Catapult creates the future of professional team analytics with the integration of performance data and video analysis. For the first time, athlete performance data from Catapult’s Vector wearable devices syncs with MatchTracker, the most powerful video analysis application for top-tier teams.

Now, every physical metric is connected to video footage, viewable at every game moment. Performance staff, video coordinators, and other team personnel can gain a new level of analytical insight with Catapult’s new integrated performance data and video analysis solution.

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This new integrated solution is currently available to soccer and rugby teams worldwide and, over the next 12 months, will be delivered to many more sports including American football, basketball, and ice hockey.

Contextualized performance insights

Until now, performance staff, video coordinators, and other team personnel had to use multiple systems to analyze training and games. Using multiple systems is costly, not intuitively collaborative, and has caused the analysis workflow to become time-consuming.

Catapult’s new data and video solution provides teams with a single platform for all analysis needs. This single platform enables team staff to build contextualized performance insights by layering athlete data onto team video seamlessly.

As a result, performance staff, video coordinators, and other team personnel will be able to deliver insights that coaches can more easily understand, meaning they can better support tactical decision-making, influence training programs, and improve communication across the entire team and organization.

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Data + video contextualisation

Unlocking positional data

Teams without access to optical data have previously missed out on the opportunity to evaluate athlete positioning in-game and during training sessions. 

Now, this performance data and video solution addresses this challenge by integrating athlete data through built-in wearable GPS tracking.

So, from today, teams can uncover new aspects of their respective sport beyond the capabilities of traditional video analysis, providing unique and deeper insights to team coaches. For example, coaches will be able to view athlete and team positional data on 2D pitches, heat maps, trails and traces, and much more.

–> Read more about unlocking positional data, here.

Data + video Positional data insights

Improving workflow efficiency

Data and video analysis identifies the strengths and weaknesses of teams and athletes, and can therefore improve the performance of any individual and team. The analysis workflow designed to improve performance currently requires countless manual hours.

This new data and video solution improves user workflow efficiency, saving precious time. The integration harnesses the best features of performance data and video analysis solutions – connected data, AI-powered tools and sport-specific algorithms – to automatically identify match states and connect physical metrics of involved players.

Consequently, many of the manual workflows completed by analysis staff are now automatic, reducing the number of hours it takes to improve team performance.

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Data + Video: Heatmaps

Tried and tested

The integrated analysis platform harnesses the foundation on which Catapult Vector was built – more than 20 years of engineering and sports science knowledge – and combines with MatchTracker, the most powerful and sophisticated analysis application for top-tier teams, federations, and associations.

Oliver Miller-Farrell, Senior Director of Strategy & Analytics at Nashville Soccer Club, commented, “the integration of a performance dataset within our video software will give us a new lens of analysis for both games and training sessions, as well as offer us ways to improve the efficiency of our existing workflows across both performance and video departments. It’s an exciting combination of two important information sources that mutually provide context to one another.”

–> Read how and why Nashville SC are benefitting from using the new integrated performance data and video analysis solution.

“Coaches have more data than ever before, but without context for why and when certain data points occur, they are unable to unleash their potential,” said Catapult CEO Will Lopes.

“For the first time ever, teams will have the ability to quantify and visualize new aspects of game planning that were previously isolated in silos within their teams. This saves coaches critical time and empowers them with insights they’ve never had before. The advanced functionality will dramatically help to streamline workflows, break down team silos, and allow for a more comprehensive view of athlete performance. I can’t wait to see what teams around the world are able to achieve with this technology.”

Request a free demo, today to gain a new level of performance insight with Performance Data + Video.