In 2018, NCAA Division I program Baylor University became the first organisation to adopt all three elements of Catapult’s performance platform.
Having initially used Catapult’s S5 wearable devices with its football and soccer teams, Baylor took the decision to invest in the full performance platform (wearables, AMS and Vision) and roll the technology out across all 19 of its sports programs.
The implementation of Catapult technology at Baylor now means that over 500 student-athletes benefit from a performance infrastructure that helps optimise performance, reduce injury risk, and improve the communication of data-driven insights and athlete information.
“Catapult is a core source of information for our performance planning and management,” says Andrew Althoff, Assistant Athletic Director for Sport Performance at Baylor. “We utilise the data as part of the decision-making process when monitoring and managing loads, as well as arranging recovery and regeneration methods.”
Centralising performance information and streamlining Baylor’s multiple sports programs, Catapult’s solutions are elevating the efficiency of Baylor’s performance operations and informing key decisions with objective data.
“The ability to have all our data, information and planning tools in one platform means we can better understand and manage student-athlete health and wellness insights,” says Kenny Boyd, Baylor’s Senior Associate Director for Student-Athlete Health and Wellness. “In turn, our staff and coaches will be able to communicate at an elite level to care for our student-athletes and more effectively support our vision to prepare champions for life.”