Stats Perform’s GPS product is a wearable sensor that provides live biometrics. GPS allows teams to track player performance during both practices and matches while monitoring player health. The metrics provided by GPS include whole-body measurements of velocity, distance, time and acceleration in addition to cardiovascular measures such as heart rate. These tools allow coaches to dynamically alter their practices in order to make sure players are pushed just hard enough, but not to the point of risking injury. GPS is coupled with Dynamix, a visualization tool provided by Stats Perform for coaches to easily analyze the data provided by GPS.
Stats Perform’s SportVU technology utilizes numerous cameras around the pitch in order to provide precise player and ball-tracking throughout the contest. Given the lack of “box-score” statistics in soccer due to the rarity of scoring, player tracking technology is crucial for the advancement of analytics in the sport. SportVU’s computer vision allows for spatial analysis. Teams can better understand player movement and how they space the floor. More specifically, since the cameras provide an overview of the field, analysts can now answer questions such as “Did Player A make the right pass?”, “How often did Player A touch the ball?” and “What is Player A’s top speed in the open field?”
Stats Perform’s Intelligent Sports Framework Global Database provides organizations with an advantage when it comes to recruitment. Pooling data collected from its technologies around the globe, Stats Perform can grant its clients access to match information and player data from more than 730,000 players across 250 leagues down to the U16 level. This access will help the MLS and U.S. Soccer make transfer deals and project player development with more confidence than ever before. Having the data across leagues is valuable by enabling teams to better understand regional differences such as strategies, formations and other style-of-play characteristics. The history of player movement between leagues will also further allow teams to draw comparisons and set expectations for how transfers will adapt to their new environment.