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.
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