Football training has evolved from days when players needed to train for long hours so as to enhance their performance on the field to recent trends where players are monitored through the use of technology so as to maximize on time and resources and bring the best out of a player. Not only is the technology used in the training fields but its also now possible to track real-time players’ statistics.
The Electronic Performance And Tracking System
The EPTS uses optic tracking cameras to monitor the players and the ball while providing feedback in form of stats and videos to the coach and other coaching staff. In the 2018 World Cup, for example, each team had three tablets connected to the EPTS which provided real-time information to the coach, medical staff and team analysts. This system may also combine wearables which were allowed into the game by the International Football Association Board in March 2015.
Contactless payment technology has enabled football lovers to cut on time wasted when lining up for match tickets and other services in stadiums during match days. With the success of this new technology in the recent past, many match organizers are now partnering with major payment providers so as to incorporate this new technology in their ticketing system.
The foam technology was introduced into the game in the 2014 World Cup after being tested in the 2013 FIFA under 20 and 17 World Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup in the same year. The foam technology involves the use of a vanishing foam spray to help the players and referee to indicate the distance which the defending players must keep from the ball during a free-kick and mark the spot where the ball should be before a free kick is taken with the foam disappearing in about a minute’s time.