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Victoria Royals Announce Partnership with Catapult Sports – Victoria Royals

The Royals are the first team in the CHL to integrate Catapult wearable technology

The Victoria Royals today announced a new partnership with Catapult Sports, a wearable technology company dedicated to building and improving the performance of athletes and teams at all levels of sport.

The partnership will make the Royals the first team to use Catapult wearable technology in the Canadian Hockey League.

“Having the first organization in the Canadian Hockey League to implement Catapult wearable technology is a tremendous moment for the Victoria Royals, both in terms of player development and competitive advantage,” said Royals Performance Coach & Lead Assistant Coach Kurtis Freter. “Being able to leverage this cutting-edge technology allows us to improve our player support system as part of our ongoing commitment to provide our players with the best possible development environment.

“The goal is always to be first, and we look forward to working with Catapult to ensure our athletes get the most out of this partnership and continue to enable our players to thrive alongside professional processes used in the NHL and AHL are used to grow.”

Catapult’s Vector SaaS technology delivers the highest levels of accuracy, ease of use, and efficiency to enable critical athlete performance and tactical decisions. The Vector solution provides an integrated and comprehensive view of real-time performance, leveraging the latest data science to help players and teams find answers to complex performance questions.

Catapult technology provides a single source of truth to every athlete’s on-ice performance, regardless of position. This enables improved team performance and prevents overloads.

“We are excited to be working with the Victoria Royals, the first Canadian junior team to implement Catapult’s Vector solution for their athletes,” said Blake Tippets, Catapult vice president for North America. “They join elite hockey teams around the world, including teams in the NHL and Canada Women’s Hockey Team, who rely on Catapult’s performance data and insights to unleash the potential of their athletes. We look forward to working with them for many more seasons to come.”

Catapult’s North American customers using video technology or wearables include the majority of NHL teams.

About catapult sport

Catapult exists to build and improve the performance of athletes and teams at all levels of the sport. Originally born out of a partnership between the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and the Cooperative Research Centers (CRC) to maximize the performance of Australian athletes ahead of the Sydney Olympics, Catapult was officially established in Melbourne in 2006.

The wearable technologies developed by Catapult in its early years were designed to answer fundamental questions of athletic performance. This purpose is at the heart of what we do as we have grown from an Australian start-up to a global leader in sports technology with solutions for every element of the performance ecosystem. from wearable tracking to athlete management and video analytics.

About the Victoria Royals

The Victoria Royals are a Canadian junior ice hockey team in the Western Hockey League (WHL), owned and operated by GSL Group. The Royals play all of their home games at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Center and celebrated their 11thth season of their existence.

About Save-On-Foods Memorial Center

The Save-On-Foods Memorial Center (SOFMC) was designed, built, developed and operated by GSL Group. SOFMC is Victoria’s premier entertainment facility and the largest arena in British Columbia outside of Vancouver. The state-of-the-art, 7,000-seat facility is home to the Victoria Royals of the Western Hockey League and regularly hosts major concerts and other special events such as figure skating, curling, plays, fairs and conferences. SOFMC also offers a world-class Lion’s Den restaurant, as well as retail and meeting space.

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