Know Your Metrics, Numbers And Data
Do you know your sprint distance from your top speed data? Thanks to our resident sports scientist, Chris Barnes, we’re explaining what each metric measures, the numbers you should be aiming for and what professionals achieve in our video series – it’s a must watch for those using PLAYR!
A key insight into the intensity of a game or training session, sprint distance is a metric top clubs pay special attention to. Being able to move at speed is one thing, but repeatability is the cornerstone to a successful footballer’s game.
If you’ve got the need for speed, how quick you can run at full throttle is an important metric for every position on the pitch. From Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Kyle Walker, speed is one of the deadliest weapons in a footballer’s arsenal and an indicator worth keeping an eye on.
Speed, acceleration and deceleration added together can only mean one thing: power plays. The most explosive players record high power play scores and considering football is a high intensity sport, this is a metric the very best are constantly working to improve.
If you’re looking to get fitter and put in the hard yards then you need to pay attention to how much distance you cover. Full backs and midfielders will often have the highest numbers, but covering ground is a fantastic gauge of your overall sharpness.
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