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ISL champions Chennaiyin FC announce Catapult as official performance partner!

Chennaiyin FC Indian Super League champions Chennaiyin FC today announced Catapult as the club’s official performance partner.

Catapult is a global leader in athlete analytics, protecting thousands of elite athletes by combining their cutting edge sport science and analytics. The Australia based company is a pioneer of athlete tracking technology which provides key insights into athlete injury risk, readiness and return to action through their wearable devices.

Last year, right from pre-season to their road to the title, Chennaiyin FC used the player tracking technology GPS devices provided by Catapult. That helped the Chennaiyin coaching staff to understand various performance metrics of each player such as distance, speed, acceleration, deceleration, explosive movements, jumps, heart rate, goalkeeper dives, repeat high intensity efforts and thus played a key part in improving match preparation and post-match analysis.

The lightweight GPS device is worn in a specially designed vest between the shoulder blades of each player, providing live real time data during the training session for the coaching staff. At the end of each training session, the devices are taken off and the data is transferred into a laptop for analysis.

The services of Catapult are used by several teams in football and also other leading teams of different sport all around the world. Some of the biggest football names to be associated with Catapult currently are Bayern Munich and Leicester City.

“Catapult is proud to be the official performance partner of Chennaiyin FC for the 2016 ISL season. We look forward to working with the current ISL champions to optimise their performance via the use of our world leading athlete tracking technology,” said Mat Young, Account Manager Catapult, Asia/Pacific.

Chennaiyin FC head coach Marco Materazzi stated, “Catapult’s world class player tracking technology helped us immensely in analysing the performance of our players from a fitness monitoring point of view last year. Their technology has become an integral part of our setup & we are happy to continue with them as our official performance partner for ISL 2016.”

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