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Argentina Get Technology Boost for 2020 Olympics

Date: 02/01/2020
Author: Dror Haliva

The 2004 and 2008 gold medallists have introduced boot-mounted sensors in their bid for more success.

PlayerMaker is excited to announce a prestigious partnership with the Argentina's u23 national team who are taking a hi-tech approach to their bid for gold at this year's Olympics. The country were gold medallists in the men’s football competition at both the 2004 and 2008 Olympics, and they will be using new technology to prepare and train for Tokyo 2020. Players will wear PlayerMaker’s boot-mounted sensor during training sessions and games, collecting a range of technical, tactical and physical data, which can then be analysed by coaching staff. Among the individual player performance statistics available will be the number of ball touches, left and right foot usage, possession analysis and pass completion - as well as team data such as information about passing networks and positioning. The system is also used for the rehabilitation process - the sensors are positioned on lower limbs, measuring force and torque, with feedback given to players to avoid over-exertion. The performance analysis system will also be used for enhancing player development with the addition of technical and tactical analysis -which has never been measured before. “At PlayerMaker, we endeavour to create improvements for athletes at every level, from club youth academies to elite national teams,” said the company’s CEO, Guy Aharon. “The Olympics is the pinnacle of sporting prowess in the world. It’s a privilege to be part of the Argentinian team’s training and continued development.”

We’re very impressed with the data PlayerMaker’s device offers us. The possibility of being able to analyse the performance of the players we’re training gives coaches an important tool to direct the team and the anticipated results.

Luciano Nakis
Argentine Football Association’s delegate to its national teams

We are proud to be apart of the process leading up to Argentina’s 2020 Olympics – we are excited to see what their data has in store for the player’s development and performance. You can also read the article coved by FourFourTwo.

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