The Evolution of Technology In Sports

Over the past two decades, sports technology has had a massive impact on sport around the world.

Team management platforms, video analysis software and elite performance hardware have all emerged as crucial elements in the development of sports teams as players and coaches seek new and innovative ways to improve their performance.

As the technology behind these elite performance systems becomes more readily available, the price of obtaining this tech is going down meaning more and more amateur and semi-professional sports teams are accessing sports tech.

So who are the companies behind this sports tech explosion? Here are a few of the top systems from emerging innovators to industry giants.

Hudl

If you’ve ever sat through match video on your computer attempting to chop up and annotate clips for your team to analyse, you’ll know how time-consuming this process can be.

Hudl have simplified this process by creating an easy-to-use online platform that combines a powerful analysis tool with engaging statistical feedback.

By easily creating annotated highlights, coaches can focus on technique, structure and strategy to help their players understand and improve their performance.

With over 60% of the world’s population estimated to be visual learners, the capabilities of a simple and effective video analysis tool are huge.

Pitchero

Managing a sports club is a massive task.

With club membership fees, fixtures and player communication all crucial for a sports club to function, many teams get lost in administrative tasks that hamper their progress on the field.

That’s where Pitchero comes in.

With their complete club management website, teams can manage their squad, communicate with their players and share news with their team members. By doing so, they cut down your team admin tasks and simplify how you manage your club.

This is a brilliant tool for any team manager, providing all the functionality for a club to run.

Global Rugby Network

Analysing match video and managing your club is all very well, but when you are performing these tasks on two distant and unintegrated websites, how does that save you time?

Coaches and teams often find themselves setting up the likes of Hudl, Pitchero and Facebook to provide all of the functionality they need to manage and perform, but end up spending most of their time distributing data between platforms. This causes more confusion than clarity.

This is the key innovation of Global Rugby Network (GRN), who have created an incredibly simple all-in-one team performance platform.

Bringing together video analysis, team management and team communication, GRN unifies all of a clubs management and performance requirements into one, giving you all of the benefits you’ve seen above in one place.

Free to sign up for, the only drawback to GRN is that their system is only available to rugby teams, but they’ll be branching into football and hockey soon.

Sami Mughalhttps://www.oxgadgets.com
Can be found somewhere between designing new tech as an electronics engineer or testing new tech as a technology enthusiast. Lives mostly on Twitter, and would love to have a word with you there as @smacula.

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