Understanding PlayerTek Team metrics

29th September 2017

The amount of information available from PlayerTek Team can be overwhelming for first-time users, but each metric provides important information regarding team and player performance.

This article provides a brief overview of some of the key PlayerTek Team metrics to give you a deeper understanding of how they can build a more complete picture of performance.

How is PlayerLoad measured?

PlayerLoad is a measure of instantaneous rate of change of acceleration divided by a scaling factor. The effect of the scaling factor is to reduce the value of the accumulated PlayerLoad to around 1,000 to make the number much easier to work with. PlayerLoad was originally developed at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and is used by over 1,000 elite teams worldwide.

What is a Session Score?

A player’s Session Score is an indication of how much load a player has experienced compared to a match based on game values and targets. For example, a session score of 65 in training session would indicate that the load was equal to 65% of that typically experienced in a full game.

What is a Power Play?

Power Plays are a count of explosive movements such as sprints. A Power Play is logged every time a player generates over 20w/kg of power in their activity.

How is Power Score used to identify performance?

The Power Score is an average power output for a player during a game or training session. The score is based on both the speed levels reached and the acceleration rates achieved throughout the session.

What do the number of impacts tell me?

Impacts will tell you how many collisions the player has been involved in over 5g (thresholds are customisable in a player’s profile). This can be used to determine trends that could lead to injury, or as a tool to measure exertion and better understand the loads on players.

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