adidas micoach elite + MLS create the world's first smart soccer league adidas micoach elite + MLS create the world's first smart soccer league
jul 24, 2012

adidas micoach elite + MLS create the world's first smart soccer league

a partnership with MLS brings the adidas ‘micoach elite’ performance tracking system to all athletes in the american soccer league for 2013

for the 2013 season, a collaboration between adidas and major league soccer (MLS) will see all members of the league’s 19 teams
sport data-tracking technology that permits coaches and fans to track the athletes’ heart rates, speed, field position, power,
acceleration, and other performance metrics in real-time.

the technology behind the initiative is adidas’s ‘micoach’ elite system, which comprises a small data cell that fits onto players’ shirts
through a protective pocket between the shoulder blades. connected by a series of electrodes and sensors woven into the fabric of this
base layer, the cell wirelessly transmits the player’s data to a central computer, which analyzes and transmits the insights to other
computers via iPad app.

coaches and users can monitor individual athletes, compare one player with another, or view data simultaneously of the whole team.
forwarding an estimated 200 data records per second per player, the system is designed to enhance athlete performance, through both
accountability and the prevention of overtraining or injury.

‘micoach’ will be implemented on the field for the first time for the 2012 MLS all-star game on july 25th in philadelphia, USA,
when the league’s players confront UEFA champions league winners chelsea football club.


concept composite of the system: placed between the shoulderblades, the ‘micoach’ cell relays body metric information to an iPad app


closer view of ‘micoach’ cell and example screen within the ‘micoach’ app system

  • intriguing yet scary

    Luke J says:
  • That’s sick. (in a bad way)
    Rollerball all over again!
    Fans will be booing players for not pumping down the field hard enough if the ball gets away.

    faf says:
  • It will be interesting to see if the data is robust and reliable… if anyone has used the consumer grade miCoach hardware and software for running and such they will know that the only reliable thing about the data cell is that it breaks down at worst possible times (like the end of a marathon)- and you loose all info.

    Kirk says:
  • after what happened in Colorado last week, that vest is just creeps me out

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