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Why Integrating Match and Training Data is Critical for Football Coaches

More and more coaches are taking advantage of the powerful combination of match data and GPS-based training data. This fusion of information is providing unprecedented insights into player performance, team dynamics, and game strategy.

Match data is all of the information collected during the football (soccer) match that is converted by a software package into data points.

But what makes this combination of match data and GPS-based training data so powerful? 

Coaches can now save 20 – 30 minutes after each practice or game by using the only football GPS football tracker that has a fully automated workload. No manual steps needed. No wires. No cables.

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Live Match Data is a Powerful Tool

Match data is collected during the match and then converted by a software package into data points.

When it comes to match data, no stone is left unturned. 

For example, if a player sprints from the edge of the box to the center circle, the player tracking devices record the player’s location, calculate their speed, and sends the information to an online platform. All this information can be accessed by the club, even in real time, during the match. 

Using the software, match data analysts evaluate the information to see if their players’ performance data meets expectations. Are wingers making their typical amount of sprints? Is the team running less during a particular match than they normally do? Or are players risking injury because they are covering too much distance? 

All this knowledge is shared with the head coach during the match (if they choose). After the match, coaches even have access to all the collected raw data. The clubs can use it to improve practice regimens.

Combining Match Data with GPS Football Training Data

combining match data with GPS-training data gives coaches a complete picture of a player’s performance

But when coaches combine match data with GPS-based training data, they get a powerful tool. This is because it gives them a complete picture of a player’s performance. Match data shows how a player performed in a game. But it doesn’t show everything. 

GPS-based training data tracks a player’s movements. It can show how fast they run, how far they move, and even how their performance changes over time. 

By looking at both types of data together, a coach can see not just how a player performs in a game, but also what a player is capable of, and where they might need to improve, which helps in planning practices. 

So, for coaches, this combination of data is very important. It helps them make the best decisions for their team.

An Easy Way to Integrate Football Analytics

LEAGUE DATA X-SIGHTS is a pioneering tool that seamlessly integrates GPS-based training data with official match data.

The widespread adoption of device tracking systems in professional leagues generates a vast amount of data. Now, the onus is on elite football teams to leverage these insights and tools in their on-field strategies.

LEAGUE DATA X‑SIGHTS is a tool that seamlessly integrates GPS-based training data with official match data from the German Bundesliga. This unique combination allows for both real-time and post-session analysis. 

If you’re interested in learning more about the integration of match and training data, feel free to reach out to us at your convenience. 

Find out how TSG Hoffenheim’s women’s team is helping to develop women-specific metrics through data and daily questionnaires. 

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