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US Soccer Team joins Metrica Sports

We are pleased to announce an agreement with the U.S. Soccer Federation for the supply of FootMapp for their post-match analysis, and statistical data to assess the performance of their MNT players on their way to the World Cup, becoming the first national team joining Metrica Sports.

As the governing body of soccer in all its forms in the United States, U.S. Soccer has played an integral part in charting the course for the sport in the USA for more than 100 years. Bonding with Metrica Sports will help make soccer a preeminent sport in the United States and to continue the development of soccer at all recreational and competitive levels.

This new agreement opens a wider perspective for Metrica Sports, adding value not only for clubs, but also for a national team. We look forward to continuing our support of this game by providing a holistic service solution to develop performance on the field.

Professional Referee Organization (PRO) gets Metrica Sports analysis services

We are pleased to announce an agreement with The Professional Referee Organization (PRO) for the supply of post-match analysis and statistical data to assess the performance of officials. Metrica Sports platform will provide a unique insight into referee’s performance, seeking to add more objectivity in their analysis.

The Professional Referee Organization (PRO) is the organization responsible for managing the referee and assistant referee program in professional soccer leagues in the United States and Canada, working alongside the United States Soccer Federation, Major League Soccer, Canadian Soccer Association, the North American Soccer League, the United Soccer League, the National Women’s Soccer League and the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

This new agreement will for the first time open a wider perspective for Metrica Sports, adding value not only for the main characters of the game, but also for the ones who enforce their rules. We look forward to continuing our support of this game and providing a holistic service solution which can continue to develop performance on the field.

Seattle Sounders teams up with Metrica Sports

We are pleased to announce that Seattle Sounders becomes the first team to use Metrica Sports tactical analysis services in the Major League Soccer.

After Villarreal and FC Barcelona, Seattle Sounders will be benefited with FootMapp, as their primary tool of tactical analysis, with the objective of making a success out of the challenging next season.

The Sounders will enter the 2017 season as the defending MLS Cup champions. The 2017 season will be Brian Schmetzer’s first full MLS season as head coach of the Sounders.

We look forward to working closely with Seattle Sounders and support their players and coaches with state of the art tactical analysis services.

To find out what Metrica Sports can do for you, get in touch.

It’s time! FootMapp 2.0 has been released

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Metrica Sports has launched the 2nd version of FootMapp, its application for football tactical analysis.

After several months of development, FootMapp 2.0 was released. This upgrade is one step forward for Metrica Sports towards fulfilling the philosophy of the company: helping football clubs improve their training performance by turning raw data into actionable information.

Villarreal, who has been taking advantage of our platform last season, renewed their trust in our service for the upcoming year!

FootMapp provides clubs with two unique features: full match, on-video visualisations and tailor-made detection of key moments/movements of the match thanks to our pattern-recognition technology.

Thanks to these features, football clubs reduce the time spent in tactical analysis by the automatic detection of phases of the game that are relevant to them. Moreover it helps coaches improve the interaction with their players by showing them strong facts in a visual and intuitive way.

Now FootMapp 2.0 counts with major improvements:

  • XML Integration: You can now visualize your own projects from softwares like Sportscode or NAC directly on FootMapp.
  • Use FootMapp anytime…everywhere: We developed a desktop app so you can now use FootMapp whenever you want.
  • Visualizations on your own recordings: Do you have your own specific requirements to record a match? You can now make use of  all visualizations on your own recording.
  • Video Projects improved: Create projects with any of your videos like trainings or opponent games and combine them with the videos with visualizations.
  • Drawing Tools: Yes, so needed for your presentations… Now they are included!
  • Pattern Recognition improved: We can proudly say that we can detect almost anything you want to identify. Even things that are hard for the human eye or you just don’t want to spend time on it.

After this big step, we now keep on improving this useful tool and exploring the different ways in which we can help clubs and players improve their game!

Would you like to try FootMapp? Get in touch

Nota en “El Grupo de la Muerte” sobre FootMapp

Ayer por la tarde, en el programa “El Grupo de la Muerte” conducido por Gonzalo Bonadeo y Marcelo Gantman, que se emite de lunes a viernes de 17 a 19 hs por Vorterix, el periodista Ignacio Corral contó en detalle de qué se trata FootMapp, nuestra plataforma de análisis táctico. Aqui la nota:

Part-time job for football fans: Join our Data Acquisition Team!

Do you love football and want to be part of the next groundbreaking startup in the field of football analytics? This is your chance! Metrica Sports is revolutionising data-driven tactical analysis, and we are expanding!

We are looking for football fanatics to join our Data Acquisition team in Amsterdam. You will be managing our semi-automated tracking software and reviewing matches from the Spanish La Liga.

Love for the beautiful game is a must!

  • This is a part-time position, ideal for students and freelancers with flexible schedules. Some weekend work is required.
  • Only applicants living in a commutable distance from Amsterdam would be considered.

What we offer:

  • A young enthusiastic working environment with football as the main topic.
  • Perks such as lunch, after work beers and other activities.

How to apply?

Send your resume (only English) and anything else that will make you stand out to datajobs@metrica-sports.com

 

Full Stack Developer

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A LITTLE BIT ABOUT METRICA SPORTS

We are a small but fast growing team of young entrepreneurs passionate about helping football clubs improve their performance through video and data analysis!

We provide football clubs not only with raw data but also, and most importantly, with the necessary tools to transform that data into information they can actually use in their decision making process. To this end we work side by side with clubs coaching staff to develop adaptable and user-friendly data and video analysis solutions.

o You are crazy about football and have a great interest in its tactical aspects.

o You have a startup spirit and are eager to leave your own mark in the sport you love.

o You have proven experience building web apps from the ground. All the way from design and architecture to implementation and maintenance.

o You are intrinsically curious, like to research new technologies and constantly want to learn and improve.

o You are highly collaborative, love to share your knowledge and want to work on small and dynamic team.

o HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, jQuery proven experience.

o Experience with Ruby on Rails or node.js.

o You’ve experience designing and maintaining relational databases.

o Use best software development practices and processes including unit testing, code reviews, and site monitoring post deployment.

o 4+ years of experience building websites and/or applications. o EU citizenship.

o You’ve worked with Backbone and Marionette.

o Experience with Heroku and AWS.

o Experience with video streaming.

o Experience with d3.js and/or data visualizations in general. o Experience with others MVC frameworks.

o UX knowledge.

o Work on the improvement and maintenance of current products.

o Contribute to the design of new apps.

o Translate mockups into responsive and scalable web apps.

o Work on the architecting, implementation and maintenance of new apps.

o Continuously research, evaluate and propose new technologies or frameworks for our current product as well as for new applications. o Write robust and maintainable code.

o Design, implement and maintain DBs.

o Competitive experience-based salary plus equity.

o Real impact in the product we’re building.

o A great team of young and ambitious colleagues.

o A unique insight into the football world.

o Choose your own setup. o Flexible working hours.

o Great Coffee.

Come and join us in a quest to help every team and player become better!

Ready to leave a mark in the sport you love? Send us your CV and a motivation letter to bruno@metrica-sports.com

Villarreal CF chooses Metrica Sports!

We are pleased to announce that Villarreal CF becomes the first team to use Metrica Sports tactical analysis services.

The 2013/14 Spanish League saw Villarreal CF climbing up to the 6th position and established them as one of the strongest teams in Spain. Next season they will face 3 competitions (Liga BBVA, Copa del rey and Europa League) guided by one of the most solid Coaching Staffs in Europe and featuring players like Mateo Musacchio and Jonathan Dos Santos.

With the objective of making a success out of the challenging next season, Villarreal CF has decided to contract Metrica Sports to support their tactical analysis, becoming  the first club to take advantage of our advanced tracking technology and customized data analysis tools for both their home and away matches.

“We believe that Metrica Sports will help us by reducing the time we spent nowadays in tactical analysis, making it more efficient, and empowering the communication with our players through strong facts in a visual and intuitive way”, said Marcelino García Toral, Head Coach of Villarreal CF.

We look forward to working closely with Villarreal CF  and support their players and coaches with state of the art tactical analysis services.

To find out what Metrica Sports can do for you, get in touch.

Metrica Sports is now part of ACE Venture Lab

A few months ago, we decided to agree on the invitation to be part of ‘Growth Program’ at the ACE Venture Lab with the purpose of accelerating the growth of our company and building a self-sustaining and successful business. ACE Venture Lab is the start-up incubator of the Amsterdam Center for Entrepreneurship, actively helping start-ups build and grow business concepts, stimulating entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial behaviour, and performing research towards successful entrepreneurship.

During this program, we actively receive mentoring from industry experts and successful entrepreneurs. The Growth Program is completely tailored to our needs right now, covering topics like Business & Financial Modelling, Team & Leadership, Product & Market Development, and Sales & Marketing. Amongst others, we can benefit from the advice of the strategic partners of ACE Venture Lab like Hill & Ross, a dedicated legal partner, De Vries & Metman providing IP and patent advice or EY is available for financial and fiscal matters, among others.

ACE is a collaboration between the University of Amsterdam (UvA), the VU University, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (HvA) and the Amsterdam School of Arts (AHK).

We believe that this expertise will reinforce and expand Metrica Sports’ position as a key player in the field of football tactical analysis services.