Soccer Fitness Analytics incorporating Google Glass

I think we’re entering the bronze age of sports science in football where sports science data is being collected and applied while we learn on the fly. I think we still have much to learn and I’ve seen some terrible examples of poor or no application of the data that is being collected. That said, today’s fitness coach can collect data using 3D tracking, GPS, heart rate, accelerometry, eye tracking, among other things. Every day, I hear of new methods for collecting data. Some of those seem like overkill while others could provide true insight. Here’s a link that was recently shared with me about some new tracking and analytics used at TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and incorporating Google Glass among other other technologies.

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Mike Young

Director of Performance at Athletic Lab
Mike is the Head Fitness Coach for the North Carolina Courage and North Carolina FC. He is also the owner and Director of Performance at Athletic Lab sports performance training center. He previously served as the fitness coach for the Vancouver Whitecaps and Carolina Railhawks. He has a PhD in Biomechanics, an MS in Coaching Science, and a BSS in Exercise Physiology and has coached Olympic and professional athletes in Skeleton, Track & Field, MLS and NASL Soccer, PGA Golf, NFL Football, MLB Baseball and Olympic Weightlifting. He has lectured around the world and authored 2 books and dozens of research and coaching articles.