United Premier Soccer League announces JOHAN Sports as new partner

The United Premier Soccer League (UPSL) recently announced a partnership with JOHAN Sports. As part of the JOHAN Sports partnership, every UPSL team will have a special UPSL discount, to enable the team to grab the advantages of Performance Analytics and Motion Tracking (GPS).

If the team is training without objective monitoring, such as motion and heart rate tracking, the information on player performance and training load are based on assumptions and perceptions. When using JOHAN, essential information on the training approach and its effects become available in a concrete and objective manner. This gives trainers better grip on what works and what not, resulting in potential huge competitive advantages. JOHAN offers the first affordable and easy to use performance analytics system for sports teams. Every player wears a motion sensor to measure the movements and optionally heart rate. Exertion, wellness and recovery can be monitored with daily forms, soon available in an app. All this data of every training and match is visualized online in a personalized analysis environment for coaches and players. By using JOHAN, you can trainer harder, more precise and in a controlled way and avoid under or over training which can lead to injuries.

United Premier Soccer League Commissioner Yan Skwara said, “We’re proud to announce JOHAN Sports as the United Premier Soccer League’s Motion Tracking & Performance Analytics partner. Being developed in close cooperation with the ESA (European Space Agency), JOHAN ensures high quality and accuracy. The benefits of a system JOHAN Sports delivers are sure to help our UPSL athletes perform at their highest level.

JOHAN Sports embeds sports science in their software so the analytics are primarily performed automatically. All data is shown in easy to use dashboards and reports. Integration with video tools and exports are possible as well.

In addition to the UPSL, numerous other teams in Europe (The Netherlands, Portugal, Ireland and Belgium) as well as the Dutch Hockey Team use JOHAN Sports during trainings and matches.

If you are interested in the products and services of JOHAN Sports feel free to sign up for a free online demo.

About JOHAN Sports

JOHAN Sports offers an easy-to-use, affordable and practical performance tracking and analytics solution for outdoor field sports. JOHAN serves ambitious field sport teams, both coaches, trainersplayers and club management. We focus on teams with a small to medium staff, which generally have little to none scientific staff like data analysts and sports scientists or specific conditioning trainers. Although we provide all the raw data and statistics, most of our users need the relevant context of this data such that they can put it into practice. This way complex science and technology becomes available to every type and level of coach.

We learned with a variety of customers to understand all the different needs from different users and level. Therefore, our products can be used by coaches and trainers of professional teams, but also by head coaches of amateur teams.

United Premier Soccer League

The UPSL was formed in 2011 and currently includes more than 160 teams in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. UPSL is the fastest growing Pro Development League in the USA, with 160-plus teams targeted for 2018 Spring Season. Each UPSL team is individually owned and operated, and is responsible for maintaining either UPSL Pro Premier Division or Championship Division minimum standards.

UPSL teams are all eligible to participate in the U.S. Open Cup Qualifying Rounds through the leagues affiliation with the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) and the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA).

More information about UPSL can be found at www.upslsoccer.com or by following the league on Facebook (www.facebook.com/upslsoccer) and Twitter (@upslsoccer).

Jelle Reichert