Cadpeople will further develop Replay Institute’s existing digital solution, in which football players can train cognitively in VR. The players’ positions on the pitch are tracked through a whole match and, afterwards, they can then relive their own actions, put themselves in the places of their teammates and see possible outcomes of choices made on the pitch through VR glasses. The players will also be able to see and understand why the midfielder did not get to the throw-in, why the striker failed to see the defender in the 87th minute, and where the goalkeeper should have placed himself during the 5th corner kick – insight and feedback that players learn from for the next match.
Even professional football players are not always good at following the tactic laid out by the trainer. In fact, stats from DBU show that only 22% of the players’ decisions on the pitch can be traced back to the tactic. That number is too low, says Replay Institute.
Together with Replay Institute, Cadpeople will help the clubs get the match tactic across to the players so that there is greater cohesion between the tactic selected and the execution on the pitch.
– When we met Replay Institute, it was very quickly clear that here was a start-up with a razor-sharp idea and core. And, thus, they have a creative product platform with a super-exciting, international potential in a market with a gap. At the same time, since the chemistry was good, and since some of us are passionate for football, it was simply a journey that we just had to go on, says Thomas Juel, Partner and CSO at Cadpeople.
At DBU, they have also taken notice of Replay Institute’s innovative approach to the analysis of football.
– I am convinced that Replay Institute’s concept will set new and better standards for the sports industry, says Mounir Akhiat, National Team Analyst at DBU.