Catapult Sports Marries Data, Video in Its New Editing Platform, Vision

By Sports Technology Wire on October 15, 2018

Performance data gleaned from wearable devices and tactics scrutinized on video tend to be the domains of two distinct groups within a sports franchise. Merging those disparate workflows into one productive feed is the core problem Catapult Sports’ new video analysis tool, Vision, is trying to solve.

“One is led from the science department and the other is led very much in the coaching department and, as a business, we’d like to start to help to bring those two things together,” said Catapult product director John Coulson, who oversaw the development of Vision.

Coulson’s background includes time at leading soccer analytics companies OptaPro and Prozone, with stints working for the 2010 Ivory Coast World Cup team as well as Middlesbrough and Norwich City in the English Premier League. From both experience and regular conversations with coaches, Coulson understands the frustrations of inefficiency and time loss when preparing scouting and analysis videos for a team.

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