University of Miami's Sports Industry Conference

Last Friday we were pleased to sponsor and participate in UM's first ever sports industry conference!

TRKR Labs hosted the sports analytics panel entitled: The New Data Frontier: Finding Competitive Advantages In Analytics. Our very own Phil Belleau moderated the panel alongside Dennis Lock (Miami Dolphins), Brian Macdonald (Florida Panthers) and Brian Burke (ESPN, Senior Stats Analyst).


2015 Performance Camp

Recently, we hosted a curated selection of the top high school football athletes in South Florida for the inaugural Performance Camp

The objective of the camp was to provide these elite athletes with the professional experience of tracking their performance on the field as well as a cardiovascular fitness test off the field to test their endurance and various cardio-pulmonary levels.

One of our special advisors, Mr. Herschel Walker, attended the camp to speak to each athlete personally and lend his support to our mission. 

The data we collected will be analyzed and published in a special Dashboard for each athlete. We anticipate hosting several camps throughout the year for various sports including football. 

Special thanks to the coaching staff and administrators at Miami Springs Senior High School for supporting this event. 

Please check out a recent news article that provides more information about our inaugural Performance Camp.

The future of sports tech is in the RCT Sports Cloud

Billy Beane may have put sabermetrics on the map with the Oakland Athletics, but the next generation of sports analytics will go beyond EPA, PPG, and frankly even beyond the field of play.

Teams and athletes currently have available to them many devices, apps and other tech products that answer basic questions:

·  How fast is my star athlete running at this very moment?

·  What is the baseline heart rate for my skill players before the start of practice?

·  Should I start my star athlete for the game after reviewing last night’s sleep data?

Here’s the major issue: It’s nice to receive these various data points, but coaches and decision makers need One Platform to view all of this data in a simple, conclusive dashboard so they can make relevant game-changing decisions. In the absence of this One Platform, coaches and decision makers are operating on information overload comprised of incomplete information and non-scientific based assumptions.

This piecemeal approach to sports data is fast becoming ubiquitous – fitness wristbands, high-speed cameras, GPS trackers and more. The data collected by these items is useful only to a limited point, and can require taxing hours of compiling and analysis.

Enter the RCT Sports Cloud. Designed for all sports and levels of competition, athlete’s data from on-field and off-field activities is collected and securely stored in one place.  With the RCT Sports Cloud, we do the heavy lifting and automatically relate the data: Sleeping patterns can be tracked right next to heart rate and exercise capacity which are linked to sprint speed and effort data. RCT answers the deeper questions that matter:

·  Is your athlete not performing as well as last week because she’s not getting enough shuteye?

o Or is it because of that collision that took place in the game last Saturday?

o Or maybe her latest cardiovascular fitness test truly proved that her stamina levels are not as high as we expected?

Coaches and decision makers can run historical reports with a few mouse clicks, and we can integrate tracking data from potential recruits into the cloud to analyze how they would perform even before they put on the uniform. Utilize an environment that tracks all your team’s data from various sources and displays a centralized customizable dashboard.

As athletes become faster and stronger, every new measurable piece of information will change sport dynamics. Now, and in the future, having a complete sports console is necessary to truly act upon this new wealth of data.

Multiple Data Points. Multiple Seasons. ONE CLOUD.