Tottenham to monitor players’ fitness in isolation using GPS trackers
Tottenham Hotspur are in investing in GPS trackers for players in order to monitor their fitness during lockdown amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, according to a report from the Football.London.
The Premier League has been suspended due to the pandemic for a month now. With the country under lockdown, Tottenham players haven’t been able to undergo group training sessions. Instead, they have been following individual programmes drafted by the club at their respective homes during isolation.
Our club has also started virtual training sessions via video-link in order to monitor the players closely. Manager Jose Mourinho has been seen leading these sessions from our Hotspur Way training facility. And now, Tottenham are set to take another step towards helping the players stay fit and in shape during this lockdown period.
Tottenham are believed to be working with STAT Sports to provide each player in our squad with GPS tracking equipment, which will allow data for each player to be fed through an app directly to the coaching staff (h/t Football.London).
Premier League players are not new to training with GPS vests, but during the lockdown period the club had been forced to use other methods to monitor the players’ fitness levels and progress. In order to address this issue, Tottenham are now planning to provide each player with a GPS pod (h/t Football.London).
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These kits do not require any face-to-face setup and will sync directly with the players’ smartphones or smartwatches, ensuring a constant flow of data directly to the coaching staff via the app (h/t Football.London).
Tottenham are not the only club investing in this setup, with Arsenal and Everton also providing GPS systems to their players. More clubs are expected to follow suit (h/t Football.London) .