GPS: Tracking the way to victory

In recent years clubs have been permitted to use GPS software in matches on top of the data they already gained from training. This seemed an obvious but extremely prolonged step in the direction of more technology in football. Catapult are one of the handful of GPS providers used by football clubs and Boden Westover…

VR in football: STRiVR Sports Lab

In our continuing investigation into the use of virtual reality in football as a training tool and performance aid we speak to arguably the leader in VR sports training, STRiVR Sports Lab and the head of their specific department focusing on soccer Danny Belch. It comes as no real shock that to find the leaders…

VR in football: Beyond Sports

As virtual reality plots its way into the world of football the Beautiful Science has looked to get the inside track from within the technology industry. We spoke to Robert Overweg of Beyond Sports. The Dutch based company is one of the front runners when it comes to the use of VR in football. Beyond…

Compression Clothing: A football necessity

Football clubs push players to their very maximum in training, especially in preseason and in doing so look to optimise their physical conditioning. Whether this is actually achieved or even worthwhile is up for debate, but clubs are starting to pursue other avenues away from physiology to make a difference. Once such example is compression…

VR in football: EON Sports

As the Beautiful Science continues to follow the story on virtual reality software taking football training to the next level, we spoke to Brendan Reilly of EON Sports. Launching in the summer of 2013, American company EON Sports has been one of the pioneers of the latest computer software innovation. They began working on software…

Data Scientist: Tracking success

The development in sports science has widened the range of expertise and knowledge that is provided by the backroom staff at professional clubs. One more recent addition in this respect is the role of a Data Scientist. As already explored in the Beautiful Science, football clubs collect a great deal of data on their players…

Dealing with the Data

Data analysis is one of the fastest growing areas in football. Big data could change the way analysis is done in the sport.