Will digitalize matches
By Håvard Lindheim, 6 April 2006, 14:15
Rosenborg will invest millions in advanced match analysis equipment.
"We are currently discussing with possible partners around the world. An agreement may be signed before long," Per-Mathias Høgmo tells rosenborg.info.
In England, ProZone has gained wide recognition. Arsenal and Manchester United are but a few of the many clubs that have installed this system. ProZone and its competitors operate in the same way: computer tools capture each single player movement, with and without the ball, via a set of strategically placed cameras.
"With such a tool, we can follow all patterns of movement for all players; then we can take the measurements into the lab and systemize it all," Høgmo says.
The Rosenborg coach thinks he has a lot to gain from digitalizing matches in this manner.
"It enables us to take a long step forward when it comes to organizing the system of gameplay. Naturally it is highly useful to know how many and how long runs each player takes, how often he meets a pass at the first post, and so on. All of these elements helps player feel secure on the system. At the same time it can motivate the players - they can go back and view themselves, and follow their own progress throughout the year."
"This will be the scientific approach to the game. In addition, we have the philosophical and the creative part. Our hope is that we can combine these elements in exciting ways," Per-Mathias Høgmo ends.