Thursday, January 10, 2008

Technology Meets Soccer

Today the players are going through some fitness tests, starting with some sprint tests this morning. Remember in gym class or track, maybe when you were in high school and college, and a coach would be at the finish line with a stop watch? We did things a little differently today.

At the start line, the 10-yard mark and the finish line were electronic devices on each side that created a beam. When the runner breaks the beam, the time is sent to a device that the coaches simply need to read and record. Times were calculated to 1/100th of a second with no human error involved.

Robbie Rogers set the standard for the morning with the fastest time, followed closely by Johann Smith and Charlie Davies (above).

The guys are resting now, getting ready for more of a distance test scheduled this afternoon. We'll have a full report on the day when we get back.


clinton said...

how fast are the boys running?

Matt said...

robbie rogers or robbie findlay won?