Brazilian Football Confederation and Catapult Forge Landmark Partnership to Improve Athlete Performance

CBF Uses Catapult Cutting-Edge Technology

Today, Catapult has announced an exclusive partnership with the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF). This collaboration transforms Brazilian football infrastructure as CBF leverages Catapult’s advanced athlete monitoring solutions across all men’s, women’s, youth, and futsal teams with athlete-specific data and tracking insights.

“This partnership is very important for CBF and for all professionals involved with our football,” said Ednaldo Rodrigues, President of the Brazilian Football Confederation.

A Landmark Collaboration: Holistic Athlete Monitoring Approach

This partnership signifies a pivotal advancement in athlete performance enhancement within Brazilian football, promising to introduce a new era of data-driven decision-making and performance optimization across all levels of football.

Catapult will extend its athlete monitoring solutions to a wide range of CBF-affiliated leagues, including men’s and women’s Brazilian National Football, U20, U17, U15, and futsal. Also, for the first time in Latin America, all referees in Serie A will be monitored using Catapult’s technology.

Catapult solutions are designed to deliver critical insights into athlete performance, significantly mitigate injury risks, and streamline return-to-play protocols. Discover more about Catapult’s football solutions here.

A collection of Catapult’s advanced athlete monitoring technology is displayed. This includes a laptop showing performance analytics, a mobile phone, a tablet, a smartwatch, a monitoring device, a Catapult branded vest, and a compact charging case with multiple tracking devices, all arranged around an orange circle.

Empowering Women’s Football: A Step Towards Gender Equality

The adoption of Catapult’s technology in CBF’s women’s clubs underscores a broader industry trend towards enhancing women’s sports with advanced technologies. Through this partnership, Catapult will be equipping key players like Marta, as well as future women’s football stars in Brazil.

According to Catapult’s “2024 Sports Trends & Predictions” report, the sports industry is on the cusp of a technological revolution in women’s sports, with 80% of experts predicting a surge in game-changing technologies. This CBF x Catapult partnership catalyzes this transformation, emphasizing the importance of equity and innovation in the sport.

Football Analysis Technology to Build a High-Performance Future

Ednaldo Rodrigues, President of the CBF, highlighted the federation’s dedication to fostering excellence in football through cutting-edge technology. By partnering with Catapult, the CBF is set to redefine athlete performance management, ensuring that Brazilian football remains at the forefront of technological innovation.

“We need to have experienced companies by our side that value excellence to keep our national teams competitive and always at the top of world football. We see these characteristics in Catapult, a brand that offers state-of-the-art materials for accurate and reliable analysis of our athletes,” said Rodrigues.

Two Brazilian football players, one in a yellow jersey and the other in a blue jersey, are actively engaged in a match. The player in yellow is skillfully maneuvering the ball, while the player in blue closely defends, showcasing intense competition and athleticism on the field.

Will Lopes, CEO of Catapult, expressed excitement about the partnership, emphasizing its potential to revolutionize team decision-making and athlete performance optimization.

“We are thrilled to announce our partnership with the Brazilian Football Confederation,” said Will Lopes, CEO at Catapult. “This collaboration represents a significant step forward in our mission to help teams make better decisions. Our innovative athlete monitoring solutions will help redefine how CBF teams approach key decisions on athlete performance. Brazil’s national team holds such a special place in the international football stage and we look forward to supporting them with our technology on their goal of excellence in football.”

Catapult and CBF: Shaping the Future of Football

The strategic partnership between Catapult and the CBF marks a significant milestone in advancing athlete performance within Brazilian football.

This collaboration is more than a testament to the power of technology in sports; it is a commitment to advancing the game of football in Brazil and beyond. For additional details on how Catapult is shaping the future of football through its innovative solutions, visit Catapult’s Football Solutions and explore our Vector Pro solutions, here.

The partnership between Catapult and the CBF is poised to set a new standard for excellence in football, leveraging the latest in sports technology to enhance performance, reduce injury risks, and ensure that Brazilian football continues to thrive on the world stage.

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Looking Ahead: CBF x Catapult

As this partnership between Catapult and the CBF unfolds, we’re set to see continuous advancements in sports technology, improved player health and safety, and a more engaging football experience for fans worldwide. The adoption of state-of-the-art technology in football is not just changing the game for the players and coaches but also setting new industry standards for sports technology.

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