Sports analysts have been able to collect athlete performance data for a few years, but there’s been a problem with the end user software capability of providing easily reviewable insights into that data. At several professional sports teams around the nation, athlete and team data collected was stored in various spreadsheets, forcing sports analysts to spend a significant amount of time creating their own system for visualizing data. Or, to simply make do with basic Excel line plots, graphs, and calculations.
With extra time being spent on the visualization of this data, the possibility of valuable athlete insights being overlooked has become increasingly more probable due to the extra time it takes to shape the presentation.
Finally, there has been a breakthrough in this area of the sports tech industry.
Sports Performance Platform revolutionizes data analysis and visualization in the sports industry. All of the data collected can be easily visualized with what we know in the business world as a BI Dashboard. However, in sports, we call it a Sports Intelligence Dashboard, this software provides next level information and insights about players and the team as a whole.
Athlete Data That Can Be Visualized
Virtually anything you can track and record can be visualized with the use of the Sports Performance Platform. The Seattle Reign, for example, is tracking sleep quality, stress levels, soreness (by muscle group), strength, speed, agility, goals, assists, injuries, and more.
Much of this data is portrayed on a unique web graphic that overlays an athlete’s personal data with the average of the team data so that it’s easy to see how a particular player stands out.
The data from practices and games is easily navigated and sorted by week, which provides a level of visual insights never before available in the sports world.
Perhaps most importantly, the Sports Performance Platform allows for the visualization of the “overall load” an athlete experiences during games and in practice. This data, when combined with sleep quality, stress, soreness levels, and other data sets can help predict when injuries are likely to occur, giving players and coaches the opportunity to scale back a player’s training, ensuring the players stay healthy.
Saving Time and Providing Deeper Insights
Thanks to this new technology, sports analysts are able to save valuable time visualizing data and can spend more energy on collecting new data sets, which is providing new levels of insights for the team and athletes.
A Sports Intelligence Dashboard makes sharing and understanding data much more simple. The sharp clarity at which it achieves this goal gives teams a significant edge over their opponents come game time.
Just like a BI Dashboard gives companies an edge in the business world.
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