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GPS Analysis

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Week 5, Term Two, 2019

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Over the past few weeks, Somerset College students in the Rugby and Football Programs have had the opportunity to use leading edge GPS technology to monitor their performance during APS games. Somerset College Exercise Physiologist Dr Annette Eastwood has been using GPSport devices to track the players during a game.

The students have been wearing GPS devices, which are used to collect data on specific aspects of the game, such as the distance covered in a game, the number of sprints, accelerations and decelerations, and the time spent running in high intensity speed zones. The data obtained from these devices provides valuable information regarding the demands of competition. This information can be used by the coaches and sport science staff to monitor player performances and ensure that training is preparing the players for the demands of the game.

These devices are used by elite Rugby, Football and AFL teams to monitor players during training and competition.

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