How and Why Luton Town Use Vector and Pro Video
Luton Town FC is back in the Premier League, and it’s no secret that the competition is more intense, with matches played at a faster pace. As such, and during Luton Town’s top-flight preparations, the club decided to extend their use of Catapult’s performance solutions.
In the Championship, the Hatters were using Catapult Vector to inform their performance decisions, and now they have doubled down on Catapult by adding our Pro Video analysis suite – the new standard in performance analysis.
Luton Town’s decision to extend their Catapult partnership was spearheaded by Head of Performance Jared Roberts-Smith and recently appointed Analyst Coach Andy Findlay. Why did Luton Town extend the partnership?
Roberts-Smith commented: “In the fiercely competitive environment of the Premier League, we knew we had to up our game. Extending our partnership with Catapult empowers us with precise data and analytical insights that are critical in making informed decisions. Catapult’s technology is unparalleled, and it’s a tool we trust to help us navigate the heightened intensity and pace of the Premier League.”
Both of Catapult’s solutions are used in training and in games and were a mainstay in their Premier League pre-season preparations. See Catapult in action:
Establishing Luton Town As A Premier League Regular
Luton Town FC’s promotion to the Premier League created many off-the-pitch headlines. But what is going to provide Luton Town with the best chance of establishing themselves as a Premier League regular is what they do on the pitch and at the training ground.
The club’s decision to adopt more of Catapult’s solutions reinforces their commitment to achieving the top-tier performance needed to stay in the Premier League. It is hoped that by using these solutions, Robert-Smith can keep his players primed for the intensity of matches, and more effectively navigate the New Added Time Rule Change.
“Our aim this season is to cement our position in the Premier League, and to do that, we need every edge we can get. Catapult allows us to effectively keep our players at peak performance levels. It is also pivotal in helping us analyse our performance meticulously and adapt to the ever-changing dynamics of the Premier League,” said Roberts-Smith.
Catapult’s Long History of Technological Developments
Catapult’s partnership with Luton Town serves as a testament to our invaluable solutions on offer. Click here to discover the rich history and technological advancements that have shaped Catapult Vector into a vital tool for so many across the Premier League, EFL, and non-league.
“Catapult was a no-brainer for us. Their technology stands out not only for its accuracy but also its reliability and user-friendliness. In the fast-paced world of football, having a tool that can provide precise data swiftly and efficiently is invaluable. Catapult enables us to focus on what matters most – enhancing our performance on the pitch and achieving consistent results,” said Roberts-Smith.
In addition to Vector being a vital tool for practitioners such as Roberts-Smith, Catapult also helps those navigate the ever-evolving world of football. From the impact of the new added-time rule of 2023 to the Five Subs Rule brought about last season, Catapult ensures that its solutions and insights resonate with these evolutions.
Interested in diving deeper? Here are some handpicked reads and insights for you:
- Webinar: Impact of New Added-Time Rule 2023 – West Bromwich Albion’s Tony Strudwick and Millwall’s Dave Carolan discuss the practical challenges faced by teams since the rule’s implementation and the current strategies they would employ.
- Report: Five Subs Rule Change – This report explores the impact of the recent substitution rule change. Teams voted in favour of increasing the number of permissible substitutions. Find out why.
Keen to learn more about Performance Analysis and our Pro Video Suite?
The Pro Video Platform, designed to reframe the speed and efficiency of analysis, is now set to redefine the landscape with the introduction of List Views. This feature, nestled within Focus & Presentations, heralds a paradigm shift in performance review and collaboration.
With List Views, analysts can seamlessly integrate custom data, annotations, and columns to session tags earmarked for scrutiny. This integration not only elevates collaboration by offering enriched context but also provides coaches with an amalgamated space of data, video content, and annotations.
Dive deeper by watching our on-demand webinar on the functionality of List Views, its integration within Focus & Presentations, and its manifold benefits:
- Seamless addition and customization of data to session tags.
- Crafting personalised column displays using label groupings.
- Infusing coaching pointers within Presentations.
- Simplifying the process of sorting, organising, and disseminating tags and labels.