Measurement is as important as the test chosen to do so. Not all tests assess the same parameters, which makes it difficult to choose the right one.
Football is a constantly evolving sport. The modification of the rules of the game, the emergence of new tactics and the improvement in the players’ technical cause changes in performance and in the teams.
Technology is changing the world of sport in many ways and its use is growing rapidly.
Applying network theory to football is simply one more method to obtain additional information about a football match.
When the black vests worn by the first football team caught the attention of the press in 2017, Barça Innovation Hub was already in the process to further develop the EPTS WIMU PRO.
One of the pioneering teams to adopt this system was FC Barcelona, thanks to the initiative from of its technical staff, and the partnership with Real Track Systems and its WIMU PRO device.
While FC Barcelona’s training sessions take place, their trainers follow on-screen a complex series of graphics, which correspond to the individual performance of the player and the result of the plays they practice in group.
Barça Innovation Hub (BIHUB) has partnered with Pixellot to develop new systems for automated recording of training sessions and games.
Data visualisation or what is commonly referred to as ‘data viz’ is a tool that translates trends effectively using graphics.