Both teams playing in Super Bowl LVI, the championship for the National Football League (NFL) in the U.S., will be using Catapult solutions to inform player performance management and tactical team strategies in training and live during the game on February 13. Both the Los Angeles Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals are clients, using Catapult’s Performance and Video Analysis solutions.
— NFL (@NFL) February 7, 2022
The NFL is the highest level of American football in the world, proving the critical role of Catapult’s solutions in the workflows of the most elite teams. Catapult has been working with NFL teams since 1996.
“We are proud of our longstanding partnership with the NFL, and it’s been immensely rewarding to see it evolve from working with select individual teams in the earlier days to now serving the entire league,” said Will Lopes, CEO of Catapult.
“These are some of the most talented and competitive teams in the world, and we see their choice to use Catapult solutions as a testament to the competitive advantage that our technology provides. We’ve heard from our NFL customers that Catapult’s ability to show teams what they cannot see on film or from the sidelines is incredibly powerful in how they make decisions in practice and in games. We look forward to watching the big game on Sunday, knowing they’re in good hands with Catapult.”
Listen to Catapult’s Director of Applied Sports Science as he discusses how GPS wearable technology and data is being used to improve athlete performance and enhance decision-making by teams:
This is the first year that Catapult has been working with all 32 teams in the NFL. Fifteen teams are multi-solution customers, using both performance data and video analysis, granting them a holistic view with comprehensive insights on athlete and overall team performance.
The Catapult Vector wearable product provides teams with extremely accurate performance data using GPS and LPS tracking technology, heart-rate monitoring, and inertial sensors. Catapult Vector also allows NFL teams to leverage Catapult’s unique position-specific algorithms for Quarterbacks and Linemen so they can go beyond traditional metrics to understand the positional demands of American football and answer even more specific performance questions.
When combined with Catapult’s video analysis solution which allows for efficient, high-quality capturing and sharing of practice film, teams can use objective data to inform the most important coaching decisions, avoid injuries, and return injured athletes to play faster.
In addition to serving the entire NFL, Catapult also works with a majority of the Football Bowl Subdivision of the NCAA Division I, which is the highest level of collegiate football in the U.S., including all four teams in this year’s College Football Playoffs, and all five champions from the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12, and SEC collegiate conferences.
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Catapult exists to unleash the potential of every athlete and team on Earth. Operating at the intersection of sports science and analytics, Catapult products are designed to optimize performance, and quantify return to play. Catapult has more than 400 staff based across 24 locations worldwide, working with more than 3,425 elite teams in 137 countries globally.
To learn more about Catapult or to inquire about accessing performance analytics for a team or athlete, visit us at catapultsports.com. Follow us at @CatapultSports on social media for updates and insights.