Why use a hockey GPS Tracker vest?

The simple answer, to ensure peak performance on match day!

Aspiring Individuals to Pro Level Field Hockey (And Everyone In-Between)

PlayerData field hockey GPS tracker vests are your key to enhancing player and team performance! Gone are the days when hockey GPS tracker vests were the reserve of professional teams. Today, players and coaches at all levels can tap into invaluable elite level data that maximises performance while reducing the risk of player injury, and at a price that won't break the bank.

Effortlessly monitor fitness levels, set ambitious performance goals, and train like a pro! While top-tier teams have harnessed the power of hockey GPS trackers for years, the world of data-driven insights is no longer restricted to the elite. It's time for all aspiring athletes and teams to level the playing field!

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PlayerData is on a mission to make elite-level hockey GPS tracker technology as accessible and budget-friendly to teams and athletes of all levels like never before.

With over 30,000 athletes and 900 teams from aspiring amateurs to semi-pros across a variety of sports already revolutionising their game through our cutting-edge PlayerData hockey GPS tracker vests, you know you’re in good company.

The data it captures is individualised for each player, serving as the linchpin for unlocking their true potential. With hockey GPS trackers, the uncertainty in training and matchday performance is eliminated, enabling players to train like the pros and win more games!

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What is a field hockey GPS tracker vest?

In a world where GPS is already an indispensable part of our daily lives, accompanying us in our cars, phones, and smartwatches, it plays a similar role in the world of sport, including field hockey. Here, players wear a hockey GPS vest incorporating a tracker that connects with satellites to accurately monitor athletic performance during matches and training sessions.

Elite level hockey GPS trackers such as PlayerData capture a host of metrics, which provide invaluable insights into an athlete's session. Among them, possibly the most important key metric is the "total distance" covered by an athlete during a match or training.
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Is distance the key to field hockey success?

The distance covered by an athlete could be over a range of speed variations, encompassing walking, jogging, and sprinting. This is why PlayerData hockey GPS trackers monitor "speed zones," which provide a more comprehensive understanding of the session. The speed zones that players and coaches alike find most helpful are those pertaining to "high-intensity running" and "sprinting." These are typically executed during critical moments in a game, such as when gaining possession of the ball or seizing goal-scoring opportunities.

Teams can analyse their average data to create custom speed zones. The insights gained from metrics like total distance, sprint distance, and high-intensity running serves as a valuable resource for assessing the session's volume and intensity. For instance, a session might exhibit high total distance covered with minimal sprinting, suggesting that it was a high-volume, low-intensity training session.
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Levelling the playing field with GPS technology

With this elite level data, hockey coaches can fine-tune player training programs, optimising results while minimising the risk of injury. This is achieved by preserving player fitness and conditioning. Hockey GPS trackers, therefore, are an invaluable tool for monitoring workload and preventing injuries. After all, maintaining the health and peak performance of hockey players is critical to ensuring your team consistently reaches its true potential.

As previously mentioned, hockey GPS tracker vests were once the reserve of professional clubs. Thanks to PlayerData, that is now a thing of the past. Our mission is to make elite-level technology accessible to all, without the hefty price tag.

For as little as £10 per unit per month, you can equip your team with PlayerData hockey GPS trackers, ensuring you've got the tools to up your game and secure more wins.

How are field hockey
players tracked?

Ever wondered how hockey players’ data is captured on the field? The answer lies with hockey GPS trackers, a clever bit of tech that seamlessly integrates into specially designed vests. These vests are equipped with GPS trackers positioned between the players' shoulder blades, ensuring that they don't hinder player movement while providing optimum satellite connectivity.

The elite level PlayerData GPS tracker is one of the lightest and most compact options available, weighing just 34 grams. Charging is super simple and with just 1 hour of charge, your PlayerData hockey gps tracker will see you good for multiple sessions. What's more, the setup process is a breeze, taking just under 30 seconds to get up and running. At the end of a session or match, your team's data can be downloaded wirelessly with ease in less than 3 minutes to a device of your choice, be it a smartphone, tablet, or laptop.

Player Wellness

Player Wellness surveys provide unique insights into a player's well-being, addressing factors that might not be captured elsewhere. These surveys cover aspects like perceived effort, sleep quality, and external factors affecting player performance. Quick and easy for the athletes, they just need to click the push notification to fill out their answers. Discover if there’s any external factors needing to be taken into account when setting your next session, or selecting players for your next match.

Key takeaway: Player Wellness surveys enhance overall team performance and player wellbeing.

Total active time

Total active time is a comprehensive measure of a player's physical activity, encompassing all types of movement, from running and walking to sprinting, jumping, and tackling.Tracking and analysing total active time is vital for evaluating a player's fitness level, managing their workload, conducting performance analysis, and tactical assessment. Hockey GPS trackers provide crucial insight when it comes to avoiding burnout and aiding injury recovery.

Key takeaway: Total active time, combined with other critical metrics like high-speed running, empowers coaches to tailor training plans for individual players or groups.

Top Speed

Top speed is a key metric for several reasons, and with a hockey GPS tracker, it can be tracked with ease. Identifying the fastest players on your team and comparing player speeds are crucial for gaining a competitive edge and boosting overall team performance. Speed is a game-changer, influencing breakaways, counter-attacks, defensive manoeuvres, and overall gameplay.

Key takeaway: A player's top speed not only reflects their physical fitness but also their explosiveness and agility, contributing to success in various aspects of the game.

High Speed Running

High-speed running, often associated with intensity, prepares players for matchday during training. Hockey GPS tracker vests monitor and analyse data across different exercise types, such as running, jogging, and walking. This data helps coaches and players ensure that training sessions are productive, with the right amount of high-speed running to elevate the player's heart rate.

Key takeaway: Customisable speed zones allow for tailored intensity tracking based on each player's fitness level, age, and ability, preventing overtraining and minimising risk of injury.

Acceleration / Deceleration

Hockey's dynamic nature involves frequent starts and stops, creating opportunities for players with swift acceleration and deceleration capabilities. Acceleration assists players in creating space, while deceleration helps in evading defenders. These skills are crucial for sharp turns, directional changes at high speeds, and effective tackles.

Key takeaway: Proper acceleration and deceleration techniques contribute to injury prevention, ensuring your team is at peak performance and match ready.

Positional Tracking

PlayerData hockey GPS trackers make post-match analysis a breeze. Player Heatmaps offer coaches a visual representation of player positions during matches, aiding in tactical reflection. Athlete Intensity Maps reveal sprinting patterns, empowering coaches and athletes to refine attacking strategies.

Key takeaway: Access to advanced positioning insights, previously limited to elite clubs, now enhances team formation and tactical analysis.

Injury Prevention

Hockey GPS tracker vests play a crucial role in injury prevention by providing data on players’ physical performance, such as their running speed, distance covered, and acceleration and deceleration frequency. Coaches and medical staff can use this data to manage workload, fatigue, and player exertion effectively, reducing the risk of overtraining or injury.

Key takeaway: Keeping top players healthy and on the field is essential for long-term success.

Track a path to success with PlayerData Hockey GPS Vests

Elevate your game with PlayerData, an elite level field hockey GPS tracker designed to help you to achieve peak performance and secure more wins. Gain a fresh perspective on performance analysis with essential metrics like distance covered, high-intensity events, accelerations, decelerations, and more.

The intuitive PlayerData app empowers you to analyse your data like a pro, enabling you to monitor your team's progress, adapt weekly training plans, manage player workloads, and make informed decisions for enhanced overall performance.

Rest assured, PlayerData hockey GPS trackers are designed to meet the rigorous standards of international sports bodies such as FIFA and World Rugby, utilising the same cutting-edge sensors found in elite hockey GPS trackers used at the highest levels of the sport. The best part? You'll enjoy the same precision and comprehensive data suite at just a fraction of the cost, saving an incredible 90% vs other GPS solutions. Thanks to PlayerData, this elite technology is now accessible to all athletes!

PlayerData hockey GPS trackers feature an LCD screen for player initials and sports a sleek, lightweight design that sets new industry standards. With over 900 teams and 30,000 athletes already benefiting from PlayerData’s elite level tech, you can expect improved team performance and a reduced risk of player injuries.

Setting up the EDGE is a breeze, taking less than 30 seconds. Whether it's training or game day, you can effortlessly download your team's data wirelessly. In under 3 minutes, you'll have access to in-depth insights and comparisons of your team and players' data on any device – be it a mobile phone, tablet, or laptop. Victory is now within your grasp.
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Which is the best hockey GPS tracker vest?

Whether you’re an aspiring athlete or team coach, selecting the perfect hockey GPS tracker vest is a crucial decision, tailored to your unique requirements. It really comes down to essential factors such as features, reliable customer support, and budget considerations, not to mention valuable feedback from players and clubs already benefiting from this technology.

With this in mind, PlayerData’s elite level hockey GPS trackers are sure to not disappoint, designed to the highest standards and rigorously tested to ensure your investment performs to the highest level. Join a thriving PlayerData community comprising over 30,000 aspiring athletes and 900 teams worldwide, all upping their game with PlayerData GPS tracker vests.

Decoding complex data is no longer reserved for sports scientists. Our user-friendly PlayerData app and insightful reports eliminate guesswork, presenting actionable insights with just a few clicks.

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PlayerData for teams is available from just £10 per unit per month, or just £120 per year for aspiring individuals, providing clubs and athletes easy access to the same vital tools the pros use:

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Everything you need to analyse your team’s performance on the pitch:
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