Tekkers

Match of the Day - - Play -

Be­fore his train­ing ses­sion, Jake put on his Playr vest as he laced up his boots. It’s es­sen­tial kit for the pros these days! As soon as his studs touched the pitch, the stat-track­ing de­vice in­side the vest fired up and ac­ti­vated. Jake then worked his socks off and tried to achieve the goals for the day’s ses­sion! Once the ses­sion was over, Jake took his vest off and handed it over to the sports sci­ence guys, who crunched the numbers on his per­for­mance. Now they can work out where he can im­prove!

“I think the 3km Jake cov­ered was on the low side, but it wasn’t an in­tense ses­sion – play­ers can cover 10-12km in a game. His top speed was quick, as was his sprint dis­tance!” Sports sci­en­tists will then work with the per­for­mance coaches to plan ses­sions that work on weak­nesses spot­ted in the stats!

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