THE CardioWall, Rugged Interactive’s motivational fitness product, has been commissioned to measure players’ reaction times as part of the Notts County Academy pre-season assessment tests.
A research project undertaken by Notts County FC’s sports science team has shown a strong correlation between reaction speed on the CardioWall and reaction speed on the pitch.
This development will now enable the Academy’s coaching team to complement their core on-field football skills analysis with gym-based reaction testing when assessing talented prospects.
Notts County Youth Team Physiotherapist Tony Tompos said: “Testing reaction speeds is a key factor for any football team. Using the CardioWall as part of our weekly academy training sessions has really helped my team identify those players with the quickest reaction times on the pitch and those that need additional training plans to improve their reaction speed. And the great thing about it is that we can use it to benchmark the players’ reaction speeds throughout the season.”
Go backPosted on 7th August 2015