Players and staff benefitting from latest technology
The Northampton Town squad are using the technology of GPS vests in training to help them prepare for matches this season.
The GPS vests are worn allow the coaching staff to collect data which includes covered zones on the field in the form of a heat map, running distance, speed statistics, accelerations, sprints and heart-rate data.
The club purchased the vests which now give the coaching staff the ability to monitor and track the progress of the players in training. Performance Coach John Harbin says the vests will have huge advantages adding, "The vests will be really beneficial for us, we'll be able to collect all of the data from our training sessions and matches, look at how hard the players have worked, how many sprints each player has made and how much ground each player covers.
"We'll also be able to monitor player heart rates and judge more accurately their physical performance. These vests will be invaluable to us, they can help us know when to work the players harder and when not to and when a player might be at most risk of injury.
"We are very grateful to both Una Sports Medicine and Imperial Car Supermarket, who are sponsoring the vests, for their continued support."
Neil Smith from Imperial Car Supermarket in Northampton added, "Our business is based on technology and so it was a perfect way to use today’s technology in sport.”