SMARTRACKS - Installation under synthetic Turf

Whether it’s the classic running disciplines of athletics or team sports like football, rugby or hockey, increasing numbers of athletes are relying on the possibilities afforded by digital performance diagnostics to optimise overall sports performance. SmarTracks systems by Polytan are equally suitable for both running tracks and synthetic turf systems and can be integrated into both new and existing sports facilities with ease. Once installed, the timing gates are available for precise time measurements at all times and to an unlimited extent, in all weather conditions and for various athletes at the same time.

SMARTRACKS TIMING GATES

The SmarTracks timing gates are entirely maintenance-free. These timing gates are made of magnets that are permanently and securely installed in the ground. Unlike other systems, no expensive preparations, developments or conversions are needed for the performance diagnostics.

WEARABLE SENSOR AND SMARTRACKS DIAGNOSTICS SOFTWARE

The SmarTracks sensor, which weighs in at just 12 g, is availablefor all players who want to train with as small a burdenon them as possible at the highest possible level of precision.It can simply be worn on the body with a belt. In conjunctionwith the timing gates, it records all significant parameterswhich it clearly displays and evaluates on the laptop using thediagnostics software.

SMARTRACKS BY POLYTAN – THE INNOVATIVE IN-GROUND SYSTEM FOR PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCE DIAGNOSTICS

With SmarTracks, Polytan offers an innovative, highly precise and easy to use system that is installed directly into the sports surface. In combination with the latest sensor technology, training activities in a variety of disciplines can be individually documented and analysed down to the millisecond.

SMARTRACKS SYSTEMCOMPONENTS

The Polytan SmarTracks system consists of the SmarTracks timing gate, which is seamlessly integrated into the playing field. A wearable sensor which weighs just 12g is a tried and tested analytical software from our partner Humotion. An unlimited number of people can use this system!

SMARTRACKS – CHANGE OF DIRECTION (COD) TESTS

As well as linear runs, “changeof-direction tests” can be used to measure an athlete’s agility. These are mainly important in games such as football, hockey, rugby and many more. Athletes in these sports need to run at a high speed within a straight line, but it is essential that they also possess the ability to change direction as fast as possible, decelerate and accelerate away from a wide range of manoeuvres at maximum speed. SmarTracks provides 5 different ways to test this capability, offering at least one suitable test for any type of sport.

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COD Tests

The Three Cone Drill (3CD) is one of the most common tests of agility (COD) in American football. It is used as part of athlete assessment in the NFL combine. Nevertheless, the 3CD is a suitable test for all sports with high demands in Change of Direction, relatively short action periods and the necessity to maneuver in crowded spaces.

The Arrowhead Agility Test (AAT) is a simple but effective tool to assess an athlete’s change of direc-tion speed. Although appropriate for all team sports, it is typically used in soccer.

The Illinois Agility Test (IAT) is used to test an athlete’s change of direction speed, i.e., his ability to change directions rapidly. The athlete should start in an upright position and maneuver through the represented course with maximum speed. The test should be conducted starting from both the left and the right side, to fully evaluate the athlete’s ability.

The 5-10-5 Shuttle, or Pro Agility Test consists of rapid directional changes in a linear plane. It is com-monly used as an assessment in American football, basketball, soccer, and most other field and court sports. It is used as part of athlete assessment in the NFL combine.

The Custom Agility Test allows trainers and athletes to create their own tests. Either to make them as specific as possible to their sport, or to make standard tests that are not embedded in SmarTracks Diagnostics (e.g. 10-5 Test). The only general requirement is a start point and a finish point. There is no pre-specified distance or running course.

Jump

The Countermovement Jump is a vertical jump for testing concentric strength in muscles used for jumping. This jump is performed from a standing position with a downward countermovement. The countermovement is a rapid downward movement to the start position of the Squat Jump. The indi-vidual’s hands are kept on their hips throughout the jump. This is to lessen the effect of the arms, which could be used to boost height while jumping.

The Drop Jump is a vertical jump for testing concentric strength in muscles used for jumping, including reactive strength. This jump is performed from a defined fall height. The individual’s hands are kept on their hips throughout the jump. This is to lessen the effect of the arms, which could be used to boost height while jumping.

The Squat Jump is a vertical jump used purely to test the concentric strength in muscles used for jump-ing. This jump is performed from the squat position without any countermovement. The upper body is bent slightly forward, with the knees bent to around 90°. The individual’s hands are kept on their hips throughout the jump. This is to lessen the effect of the arms, which could be used to boost height while jumping.

Sprints

The tappings test is a test to determine cyclical speed. It is especially suitable for spotting “speed tal-ent”. Tapping performance depends on the ability to coordinate, as well as the individual’s level of strength. SmarTracks records the tapping frequency, i.e. the number of contacts with the ground per second, measured in Hertz. The number of ground contacts is determined over 6 or 15 seconds.

An athlete’s sprinting ability is absolutely crucial in many types of sports, especially when it comes to competition. With SmarTracks, you can record any distance depending on the number of timing gates. When using Timing Gates Mobile, any number of timing gates can be placed along a given distance to generate the desired split times.

SMARTRACKS BY POLYTAN – THE INNOVATIVE IN-GROUND SYSTEM FOR PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCE DIAGNOSTICS

With SmarTracks, Polytan offers an innovative, highly precise and easy to use system that is installed directly into the sports surface. In combination with the latest sensor technology, training activities in a variety of disciplines can be individually documented and analysed down to the millisecond.

Humotion GmbH Service Hotline

In case of technical problems or software problems please contact our partner Humotion:

Tel: +49 251 590 805 40
E-Mail: support@humotion.net

Polytan SmarTracks Athlete App:

Download the free SmarTracks Athlete app to
your smartphone from the Google Play Store or Apple App-Store: https://l.ead.me/bbJYrN

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