|Authors||H. Johansen, S. A. Pettersen, P. Halvorsen and D. Johansen|
|Editors||J. B. Correia|
|Title||Combining Video and Player Telemetry for Evidence-Based Decisions in Soccer|
|Afilliation||Media, Communication Systems|
|Publication Type||Proceedings, refereed|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Conference Name||Proceedings of the International Congress on Sports Science Research and Technology Support (icSPORTS)|
Technology is changing how soccer clubs train and interact with their supporters. Systems that provide acquisition and visualization of low-level player telemetry, like distance covered and speed, are already being widely adopted. A key observation is that such data when correlated with actual in-game video footage is a powerful tool for evidence-based decisions. As data volume and complexity grow, efficient tools for auto- mated high-precision retrieval become essential. This paper describes the unique combination of a radio-based sensor platform and several custom video retrieval systems in operational use at Tromsø Idrettslag (TIL), a Norwegian premier league soccer club. The systems have been developed using an experimental computer- science method where several prototypes were built and deployed for evaluation in close collaboration with the intended users. Although our method of computer-system prototyping has not yielded commercial quality products, it has enabled us to construct several novel systems combining low-level player telemetry with video retrieval, annotations, and user-centric security.