InStat Fitness

InStat Fitness

All game sports are characterized by dynamics expressed in players’ movement around the pitch. Provided that statistical indicators are level, it is better movement that makes the difference. Players’ movement speed affects one of the key factors, creating numerical advantage in the opposite half or in front of your own goal. High mobility is something that provides increased density in the lines when switching to defending, as well as advantage in interceptions and rebounds.

InStat offers its clients fitness reports that give the most complete information about movement during the match.

InStat Fitness

All game sports are characterized by dynamics expressed in players’ movement around the pitch. Provided that statistical indicators are level, it is better movement that makes the difference. Players’ movement speed affects one of the key factors, creating numerical advantage in the opposite half or in front of your own goal. High mobility is something that provides increased density in the lines when switching to defending, as well as advantage in interceptions and rebounds.

InStat offers its clients fitness reports that give the most complete information about movement during the match. This report includes team statistics and every single player’s detailed indicators. It can help you answer many questions. For instance, which team preferred to move at footpace and which made more sprints and spurts? When did activity drop or rise happen? Which player ran the most and what was the average speed?

Christian Heidel

FC Schalke 04 sports director

It doesn’t take long for InStat to send us fitness reports – just a couple of hours after the final whistle. It’s extremely convenient.

Team movement

Like all other InStat reports, fitness report is based on ‘general-to-specific’ principle. Team movement statistics is scrutinized first. The emphasis is on opponents’ comparison according to distance covered depending on the speed of players’ movement. Five ‘speed modes’ are outlined: at footpace (up to 2 m/sec), jogging (from 2 to 4 m/sec), running (from 4 to 5.5 m/sec), spurts (from 5.5 to 7 m/sec) and sprints (above 7 m/sec). Upon client’s request we can make calculations in km/h. Comparison is completed with diagrams reflecting five-minute episodes. They can be used to track activity rises and falls.

Miodrag Božović

FC Arsenal Tula head coach

It’s very important for me that the team was in good physical shape and was playing at highest speed as much as possible every game. That’s why I pay much attention to InStat fitness reports and, primarily, to two indicators: spurts and sprints. For instance, I expect wingers to make as many sprints as possible, forwards and center backs – as many spurts as possible.

When comparing fitness indicators, particular attention is given to spurts and sprints as they implicitly reflect the number of chances created.

Analysis of fitness numbers can be efficiently combined with statistical match report’s analysis. You can find many patterns when comparing those indicators. For example, a team demonstrating possession football tends to cover less distance. It is explained by the fact that players combining up front provoke opponents for active movement aiming at dispossessing them. If during analysis it turns out that a team enjoyed possession and was moving faster around the pitch at the same time, it speaks for low level of opposition.

Hence, fitness reports can be used both as a separate tool on the way to team performance improvement and as an addition to InStat statistical and analytical reports.

Comparison of players’ fitness indicators

Team movement break down is followed by individual players’ statistics. The emphasis is placed on footballers’ comparison. This statistics helps to find out which player covered the largest distance, who completed the most spurts and sprints, who registered the highest speed and much more.

Vasili Berezutski

CSKA defender

I love to study fitness reports. Think about it: your coach tells you – why did you not play the episode till the end? Having fitness report at hand you can prove that you were so tired that it actually was difficult to play till the end of the episode.

Average and maximum speed numbers as well as energy consumption calculated in kilocalories are introduced in this part of report.

Thus, fitness statistics can help you find out these and many other patterns. The report’s next pages keep delivering similar comparison, although with division by distance covered in attack and defense, by halves, by five-minute episodes. Spurts and sprints are reviewed individually in the framework of match dynamics. Graphically this statistics is given in the form of relative tables.

Using detailed statistics you can reveal patterns that are not easy to see while analyzing general numbers.

Details of players’ fitness numbers

InStat provides comprehensive statistics on every single player, supported with graphics, as a compliment to fitness report. Every player’s characteristics are broken down on a separate page. Not only numbers, but also movement areas and comparative diagrams with average numbers of other players are presented here.

Roman Shirokov

Russia NT ex-captain

As a player I used to read InStat fitness reports regularly. I looked into the total distance covered, my spurting and sprinting work at the speed of 5.5 to 7 m/sec and over 7 m/sec.

Like other fitness reports, these numbers can be combined and analyzed with statistical report. For example, combining the data on sharp attacks and sprinting areas of players in the game, one can find out intensity of creating space in opponent’s half of the pitch. Besides, combining statistical and fitness report analysis you can explain high/low percentage of successful interceptions, tackles, rebounds, challenges and many other characteristics.