Yves Smith

Racing FC en forme avec TITAN

Un témoignage de M. Nicolas Robberechts, Préparateur physique et chef de la performance du club Racing FC Letzebuerg dans la BDL Ligue en Luxembourg.

 

 

Comment le suivi des joueurs avec des unités GPS de TITAN t’aide-t-il sur une base quotidienne/hebdomadaire?

J’utilise les données tous les jours afin d’individualiser au maximum les performances des joueurs. J’ai des standards que j’ai fixé arbitrairement en fonction des données des joueurs et de ce que je pense qu’ils sont capables de réaliser. Si ces standards ne sont pas atteints sur les 3 premiers jours de la semaine, alors ils ont des blocs de travail supplémentaire à J-2. De plus si je sens qu’un joueur baisse dans sa quantité de répétitions de sprints à haute intensité, dans son volume, je suis alors en alerte maximale et je peux faire le bilan sur des choses qu’on pourrait changer afin qu’il soit dans de meilleures dispositions.

 

Sur quels paramètres tu te concentres personnellement et comment les hiérarchises-tu en fonction du type de journée/session?

Le facteur primordial en semaine est la capacité de course (en termes de volume) dans la speed band suivante : entre 19,8 km/h et 24,2 km/h. Il me faut un maximum de distance dans cette fourchette sinon le joueur doit effectuer énormément de travail supplémentaire. Lors des séances vitesse, je vais évidemment regarder les vitesses maximales ainsi que le nombre de répétitions de ces sprints. Pour le bilan de match (il est vrai que c’est très subjectif en fonction des systèmes de jeu adverse, de la dimension des terrains…) nous avons défini que nous devions réaliser à minima 95 km sans quoi le match ne peut pas se remporter. Cela force les joueurs à se bouger plus. Je regarde ensuite 7 paramètres : temps à plus de 3,6 km/h, distance parcourue, vitesse maximale, accélérations et décélérations +- 3m/s ainsi que la distance à plus de 25,2 km/h.

 

Avez-vous une fonction préférée dans TITAN?

Je continue à maitriser les fonctionnalités de la plateforme, mais pour le côté interactif le “Table Report” que je partage avec les joueurs est vraiment intéressant.

 

 

A testimonial from Mr. Nicolas Robberechts, Physical trainer and performance manager of the Racing FC Letzebuerg club in the BDL League in Luxembourg.

How does tracking players with TITAN GPS units help you on a daily/weekly basis?

I use the data every day in order to individualize the performance of the players as much as possible. I have standards that I set arbitrarily according to the data of the players and what I think they are capable of achieving. If these standards are not met on the first 3 days of the week, then they have additional work blocks on the two days prior to a game. Also if I feel that a player is dropping in their amount of repetitions of high intensity sprints, in their volume, then I am on maximum alert and I can take stock of things that could be changed so that they are in better form.

 

What parameters do you personally focus on and how do you prioritize them according to the type of day/session?

The most important factor during the week is the running capacity (in terms of volume) in the speed band between 19.8 km / h and 24.2 km / h. I need maximum distance in this range otherwise the player has to do a lot of extra work. During the speed sessions, I will obviously look at the maximum speeds as well as the number of repetitions of these sprints. For the match report (it is true that it is very subjective depending on the opposing playing systems, the size of the fields, …) we defined that we had to achieve at least a 95 km team total, without which we are unlikely to win. It forces the players to move more. I then look at 7 parameters: time over 3.6 km / h, distance traveled, maximum speed, accelerations and decelerations + – 3m / s as well as the distance over 25.2 km / h.

 

Do you have a favorite feature in TITAN?

I’m still in the process of mastering everything in the platform, but for the interactive aspect of the Table Report is really interesting and something that I regularly share with the players.

Karbener SV: A Youth Soccer Success Story

 

Karbener SV is a youth soccer club located in the town of Karben, near Frankfurt Germany. Their youth teams compete in the regional elite Hessenliga, and they have been using Titan GPS tracking for close to two years with over 100 players in their program.

Head Coach Steffen Potter:

I have been a coach for almost 25 years, using Titan technology for almost two years. I can now say that I would never again want to coach without GPS tracking. I have noticed that I was simply wrong about some of my players when it came to assessments of speed, efficiency, work rate and so on. While subjective analyses are part of football, there is no longer any excuse to exclude the objectivity you derive from GPS tracking.

Winning Strategies: Practice like you Play

We use the trackers in every training session and game. For practices we can maintain a view of how resilient the athletes are and who should perhaps stop a training session or slow it down. There is also the possibility of highlighting players who excel in training or those who need extra work. In a large training group, players could previously get lost in the crowd – that’s no longer possible!

After a game, we can see at a glance whether we played more or less intensely than in previous games. It is also very motivating for the players to see how they can gradually improve their individual bests.

Titan Metrics

Session Distance  gives us a first impression of how much a player has moved and how much we have run as a team. Position-specific differences can also be highlighted here.

Sprint Top Speed  is a critical benchmark as a predicter of game performance. We have actually switched to only selecting new players in certain positions who have a certain minimum speed and we are able to set targets with players to further improve the top speeds measured in play and training.

Sprint Total Score  further shows the frequency with which players are able to reach certain speeds. The Sprint Count is a simple and understandable way to give the athletes a snapshot of how many sprints they have achieved in a game, usually a good indicator of what kind of results were achieved.

GPS Load  gives us a kind of “overall assessment”, and we use this metric to assess the total stress an athlete is exposed to.

Session Explorer  is a lot of fun and offers fantastic analysis options. The heat maps are particularly interesting for our players; you can also see very well how tactical strategies have been implemented.

 

We once lost a game in which the core metrics seemed appropriate, ie the number of sprints, the session distance, the load and so on. Upon closer look at the sprint heatmap we found that our three attackers sprinted a lot, but almost exclusively horizontally or in retreat. We realized then a critical factor in this loss was our lack of intensity in our offensive attack. We set to work on correcting this successfully in the following weeks.

Organizational Management

There are several things that I really like. The ability to temporarily assign a sensor to another player is very helpful and not available with other systems. This helps, for example, with try-outs of players from other clubs or when a player from another team joins us temporarily. We never lose data for any players and can always make team comparisons. In addition, there is always a certain fluctuation in youth soccer, players come, others leave a club but the sensors can still be used.

Cost-Benefit Analysis

We based our financial assessment on a 3-year amortization of our Titan purchase. The amount came to roughly 60 € per player per year, or about 5 € per month. It was not difficult to get buy-in from the parents, as they quickly recognized how the use of the technology would lead to more balanced player assessments, increase the motivation of the youngsters by clearly showing their areas of improvement and things that need more work, and ultimately more team success!

TITAN, LONDON CITY LIONESSES Form Data and Performance Partnership

 

London City Lionesses add GPS sensors from TITAN Sports to gain performance insights.

 

Houston, Texas & Dartford, United Kingdom – TITAN Sports and the London City Lionesses announced today a partnership to promote the use of data driven technology in women’s football.  This partnership demonstrates a commitment to usher a new generation of athletes and fans through technology and high quality football.

 

The London City Lionesses is an independent women’s football club competing in The FA Women’s Championship.   With full-time professional athletes, the Lionesses are constantly seeking to understand how players are adapting to training and assessing the intensity of practices and games to mitigate injuries.  TITAN GPS sensors track over 150 metrics with real-time data giving coaches and training staff performance data with unprecedented detail.

 

Commenting on the new partnership, London City Lionesses Head Coach Lisa Fallon said “Performance analysis is a key component of how we prepare our team. The information that my performance staff and I obtain from TITAN GPS, is vital in how we schedule and monitor our training sessions.

“The professionalism in women’s football has accelerated significantly. Exactly the same levels of preparation and analysis that exist in men’s professional football, apply in the women’s game.

“Our partnership with TITAN is very exciting and I’m really looking forward to developing our relationship further over the coming seasons.”

 

The popularity of women’s football has grown considerably in recent years with record fan turnout as interest in the sport soars.  Women’s football has been an important contributor to TITAN’s expanding presence in the UK and across the globe.

“The level of competitiveness and the need for data acquisition and analysis from women football clubs like the London City Lionesses is absolutely on par with their male counterparts,” explains Yves Smith COO and co-founder of TITAN Sports.  “The London City Lionesses in particular have been forging their own path from a business and technological standpoint which is a testament to their vision and leadership.  It is very exciting for us to be their technology providers.”

 

About London City Lionesses 

London City Lionesses is London’s first independent professional Women’s Football Club. They compete in The FA Women’s Championship, the second tier of the women’s domestic game in England. Home matches are played at Princes Park, Darenth Road, Dartford,DA1 1RT.

The Club’s mission is to  lead the social and commercial development of women’s football as it creates a dynamic global identity in order to better serve young women both on and off the pitch through an environment founded in respect, pride, integrity and teamwork.

In the 2019/20 season London City Lionesses were sitting 4th in the league table as the season was ended due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Club’s ambition to gain promotion to the Barclays FA Women’s Super League remains and the new season’s campaign will be led by First Team Head Coach Lisa Fallon and Assistant Coach Melissa Phillips.

The FA Women’s Championship Season is scheduled to start on 5/6 September with London City Lionesses facing Sheffield United at home on Sunday 6th September, 2pm kick off followed by Crystal Palace away 7pm on Saturday 12th September.

Visit www.londoncitylionesses.com for more information.

 

About TITAN Sports

TITAN Sports is a worldwide provider of sports technology through its ecosystem of hardware and software platforms. Our team of engineers and developers are dedicated to delivering groundbreaking and innovative solutions that will shape the future of sports performance at all levels. TITAN Sports can be found from professional clubs down through athlete development pipelines, delivering data rich features and competitive advantage through technology.

Visit www.titansports.io for more information.

 

Kinduct, TITAN Integrate Technologies to Streamline Performance Insights

GPS data now available in Athlete Management System

 

Halifax, Nova Scotia & Houston, Texas – Kinduct and TITAN Sports announced today an integration partnership between the two companies’ performance technologies. Users can now access and analyze TITAN Sports GPS tracking data without leaving their Kinduct’s Athlete Management System platform, saving time and strengthening their athlete monitoring capabilities. 

“Partnering with a leader and renowned provider of athlete management technology like Kinduct is a tremendous opportunity for ourselves and our mutual clients,” said Yves Smith COO and co-founder of TITAN Sports. “Integration allows us to leverage our commitment to disruptive and innovative technologies with Kinduct’s rapidly growing digital ecosystem.”

TITAN’s GPS technology tracks and streams real-time metrics such as top or average speed and distance travelled. This is done through jerseys complete with GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) detecting sensors. The data provides performance insights for coaches and trainers regarding potential overstrain or times where an increase to training load may be appropriate.

 

TITAN is one of 50-plus technologies to integrate with Kinduct, who help sports organizations collect, process, and store large volumes of athlete data. By housing both health and performance data in one centralized and secure location, Kinduct helps to create a 360° view of athletes for their coaches and trainers to monitor. 

 

“Our partnership with TITAN allows us to provide more value to our mutual clients through seamless data exploration and data visualization,” said Hayden Landry, VP of Partnerships at Kinduct. “We are committed to continuous enhancement of the user experience and our integration with TITAN is a significant part of that for the expanding list of teams and leagues we support together.” 

 

About TITAN Sports

TITAN Sports is a worldwide provider of sports technology through its ecosystem of hardware and software platforms. Our team of engineers and developers are dedicated to delivering groundbreaking and innovative solutions that will shape the future of sports performance at all levels. TITAN Sports can be found from professional clubs down through athlete development pipelines, delivering data rich features and competitive advantage through technology. Visit www.titansports.io for more information.

About Kinduct

Kinduct’s Athlete Management System is currently used by over half of the teams in the NBA and 500 teams, leagues, organizations, and performance centres around the world. They have also supported multiple world champions across the MLB, NHL, NBA, NFL, and NCAA. Through its secure, cloud-based Athlete Management System, Kinduct consolidates athlete performance and injury data, improving workflow and optimizing performance for thousands of coaches, trainers, and athletes. Kinduct is also integrated with many world-leading wearables, assessment and data collection technologies, turning rich data into powerful insights. Visit www.kinduct.com for more information.

TITAN Releases Comprehensive COVID-19 Screening Tools

 

As teams prepare for an unprecedented season under the specter of COVID-19, TITAN has developed a suite of tools to facilitate screening and monitoring the health of all team personnel.   TITAN’s easy-to-use, time-efficient, and secure features allow for a streamlines workflow to ensure that athletes can maximize their training in a safe environment.

Proximity Tracking

Social distancing is known to be a preventative measure to reduce the risk of potential exposure to COVID-19.  While various sport-specific factors determine the amount of time player’s come into close proximity of one another, being able to quantify each player’s exposure load allows staff to develop strategies to promote social distancing without sacrificing training objectives.  TITAN sensors are capable of precisely measuring the distance between players and how much time each athlete spends in close proximity to one another.  Proximity tracking feature is now available throughout the TITAN GPS product line.

COVID-19 Screening Questionnaire

The TITAN Athlete App is a core feature of our athlete management solution, enabling coaches and training staff to create any customized form for either the weight room or field of play.  TITAN Athlete was designed handle wide scale data tracking with easy scheduling and compliance monitoring ensuring proper screening of all personnel before arrival to team facilities.  Design your own COVID-19 screening questionnaire or simply use our best practice COVID-19 reporting template.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reporting Solution

TITAN provides a central monitoring hub for all information related to your COVID-19 monitoring and screening program.  Create customized reports with TITAN’s powerful online platform allowing you to track compliance and analyze at-risk symptoms at a deeper level.  Share reports among appropriate staff members in a secure manner.

 

 

Please contact us to lean more about TITAN’s COVID-19 screening and management tools.

 

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TITAN 2+ delivers industry leading 25 Hz GPS sampling rate

 

 

TITAN technology has just introduced the world’s first 25 Hz GPS sampling sensor with the TITAN 2+.  What does it mean to go from the industry standard 10 Hz to 25 Hz?  It means you get 2.5 times the data rate, which means you get 2.5 times the resolution than any other system on the market.  Data resolution is a critical element in data precision especially during resolution critical motions such as accelerations, decelerations, and sharp turns.  TITAN 2+ is capable of capturing highly detailed motion profiles which has not been possible with previous GPS systems.

 

To learn more about TITAN 2+, get in touch with us at: sales@titansensor.com