Catapult Sports

In Partnership with the ESFA

The English Schools’ FA is delighted to announce a brand new partnership with Catapult Sports, the global leader in elite sports performance technology. 

The partnership will see Catapult’s PlayerTek Team technology used by the ESFA’s two England Squads, optimising their training and development through performance tracking.  ESFA affiliated schools and Associations will also benefit from a discounted rate on Catapult’s award winning PlayerTek devices, as well as have the opportunity to try out Catapult’s new technology, PLAYR, with in-built sports science advice.

PlayerTek is the pioneering sports-performance tracking system that helps team managers make informed decisions by using technology that has previously only been available to the elite. Team managers can use PlayerTek to scientifically monitor player performances across training sessions and matches; tracking 10 main metrics, including speed, distance, power and player load. Using the information gathered to measure the physical performance of players, coaches can strategically plan how to push players to greater game performance, and reduce the risk of injury.

 The perfect fit

The benefits of PlayerTek Team for use within Schools’ Football make it the perfect fit for a partnership with the English Schools’ FA. Giving both coaches and players the chance to view and analyse their planning statistics; the package provides an abundance of learning opportunities which can utilised by PE teachers within lessons; continuing to showcase the versatility of football within an educational environment.

Richy Alderson, ESFA England U18 Team Manager said “The England U18 Schoolboy squad utilised the technology and used the data to motivate themselves to run faster, further and longer in training and in games. The heat maps are also good for players and coaches alike to highlight where players were on and off the ball during the game. Overall, the system is easy to use and a great tool to analyse data performance. I would recommend the product to any elite athlete.”

“We’re proud to partner with the English Schools FA; our cutting edge devices will help an already successful organisation embed new technology, with PlayerTek, into training, match day and the classroom. We look forward to helping the next generation of footballers improve their performance and sharing in their success at the end of the season.”

Kieran Dannatt, Director of Sales at PlayerTek

More to come

Look out for further information and updates on the new ESFA x Catapult partnership as we embark on this exciting new venture together.

In the meantime, for any further information on the benefits of PlayerTek for your teams, please contact conor.branson@catapultsports.com directly.