The Sports Office online performance management system for elite soccer, “the football squad”, has been shortlisted as a finalist in the 2015 Sports Technology Awards. The nomination is in the team category of “Best support technology for managers and coaches”.
The shortlisting means the company is in contention for the overall award, alongside five other leading organisations, including Cricket Australia. The Sports Technology Awards aim to recognize and celebrate the increasingly important role that technology plays in sport and highlight successful technological innovation, across all aspects of the sector.
“We are pleased to have received this shortlisting for ‘the football squad’ and we look forward to the announcement of the main award, later this year “, said The Sports Office Director Phil Clarke.
“Our fundamental objective when developing our systems for football, rugby and a range of elite sports is to help players and athletes to optimise all aspects of preparation and performance.
“We employ the principle that coaching and support staff should not be overwhelmed by technology.“
Clarke added: “We believe we have created a solution, which is adaptable to meet the challenge provided by the ever-increasing and sophisticated demands of elite football and high performance sport. The evolving challenges provided by sports science, sports medicine and evidence based approaches to preparation, require that those involved at the top level can draw on a powerful support tool”.
The Football Squad is an online performance management system. It links departments within a sporting organisation, allowing effective use of data and management information, to generate insight and performance intelligence. It provides extensive functionality which supports coaching, video-usage, sports science, sports medicine, scouting and recruitment, squad management and communication.
It also allows for the individualisation of preparation for team sports and the creation of detailed personalised performance plans.
The judging panel for the Sports Technology Awards comprises high-profile figures, drawn from across international sport, each of whom is asked to assess work which falls within their area of expertise.
The winners of each award category will be announced on Friday 27th March 2015, in London.