Adidas schedules 'smart soccer match' for July

Summary:Adidas's professional soccer team tracking system, miCoach, will be unveiled at the Major League Soccer All Star Game this summer.

Adidas's professional soccer team tracking system, miCoach, will be unveiled at the Major League Soccer All Star Game this summer. The miCoach system is a new performance analysis technology that helps coaches and players improve their game.

Though the details of this technology remain unclear, Adidas has revealed that it allows coaches using a tablet computer to view "real time performance feedback" and "unique metrics"--like speed, acceleration, and power output--on each player. The specifics of this technology won't be released until July 25, when the All-Star Game begins.

Athletes and coaches alike are increasingly looking for ways they can use technology to improve their game. The miCoach system is similar to the Nike+ system recently introduced, which allows basketball players to measure jump shot, speed, and performance. Using tablet computers on the sidelines is not unique to soccer either:  NFL teams have started using them for playbooks as well.

[via CNET]

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