MECHANICAL MOVEMENT ANALYSIS

ON THE PITCH

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MOVEMENT PROFILE: A NEW SOLUTION FOR UNPRECEDENTED INSIGHTS

Football is defined by a combination of both locomotive and mechanical movements. To date, effectively reporting on a player’s mechanical movements has been difficult since metrics derived from GPS often reflect the locomotive aspects of performances.

Multi-directional movements account for 25% of the time on pitch during football match play and is a critical source of physical stress that a player receives. Accurately quantifying and differentiating these movements from running will greatly assist in soft tissue injury mitigation.

Catapult has engineered the Movement Profile, a new solution that quantifies and categorises every type of movement on the pitch to help you make better decisions for your athletes. It uses the inertial sensors inside Catapult’s Vector devices to provide absolute and relative time spent in six movement categories:

  • Very low intensity - Standing-like movements
  • Low intensity - Walking-like movements
  • Running mid intensity - Steady jogging/running
  • Running high intensity - Steady high-speed running
  • Dynamic mid intensity - Mid-intensity turning and changes of direction
  • Dynamic high intensity - High-intensity turning and changes of direction

Developed in collaboration between practitioners and Catapult's data scientists, Movement Profile optimises by understanding how drill movement patterns relate to match demands.

To find out more about Catapult Vector and Movement Profile, get in touch for a personalised demo.

Football Movement Analysis