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SPORTTOTAL becomes official scouting & analytics partner of DFB scouting tournaments
Cologne, Germany, 13 October 2023 - SPORTTOTAL and the German Football Association (DFB) are further intensifying their cooperation in German youth and amateur soccer and have agreed to work together in the scouting & analytics sector. The focus is on the use of AI-powered cameras developed by the Cologne-based sports media company, SPORTTOTAL, at DFB scouting tournaments. The cameras will record the soccer matches fully automatically. Furthermore, SPORTTOTAL provides its newly developed coaching tool, enabling DFB’s coaches, players, scouts and referees to analyze the matches in detail and thereby further develop and optimize their own performance.
The basic version of the tool enables the tagging and clipping of match scenes, the automatic combination of highlights and individual telestration in the video. The goal is the simple and efficient analysis of individual players or the entire team, to sustainably improve the game.
The camera and coaching tool have already been used at the U14, U15 and U16 selection tournaments during spring and summer of 2023. Several T-5G cameras were in operation – the camera which is distributed by SPORTTOTAL in cooperation with Deutsche Telekom since the beginning of 2022. Raising the recordings of the matches featuring Germany's best youth players to the next level and setting an excellent basis for video analysis.
Jannis Scheibe, match analyst for the U21 national team and responsible for the video analysis of the DFB selection tournaments, says: "The automated recording of tournament matches and training sessions by AI-based cameras in combination with automatically tagged highlight scenes offers an incredible potential in match analysis. It is extremely important for us to be involved in this topic and SPORTTOTAL is the perfect partner to enhance analytics. The DFB scouting tournaments are the perfect competition to further develop this partnership."
Tim Nagel, Director at SPORTTOTAL, is also pleased about the expansion of the partnership between the DFB and SPORTTOTAL and explains: "Video analysis is key, especially for the youth players of the DFB supporting their future development. SPORTTOTAL's one-stop-shop solution is the perfect match for events such as the association's selection tournaments intended to both enable the automated and high-quality recording of soccer matches from various perspectives, but also to provide the ideal basis for subsequent match and player analysis with our coaching tool. We are proud to accompany the path of tomorrow's stars and to deepen our close partnership with the DFB and German soccer in general."
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