Luton first team to tap into Kitman Labs’ performance enhancing tech stack

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Luton Town FC has extended its partnership with Kitman Labs to now cover its men’s first team in a bid to enhance performance and talent development via data and intelligence. 

The Premier League club will utilise Kitman Labs’ Performance Medicine, Performance Optimisation, Coaching and Development Solutions, which combines medical, performance, coaching and talent development data into a single integrated platform.  

The solution is designed to unlock player health, wellness and performance outcomes and inform talent development strategy in order for The Hatters to optimise performance and potential.

Jared Roberts-Smith, Head of Performance of Luton Town FC, said: “To be competitive, our data needs to work as hard as our players do. That means the team needs to be working in one integrated system that provides an accurate, holistic view of each player.  

“Training and treatment decisions can’t be made in a vacuum – we need a single source of truth for staff that provides them with the insights and intelligence necessary to inform tactical and strategic decision-making on and off the pitch.” 

Kitman Labs and the Premier League announced the launch of the Football Intelligence Platform for all academies late last year. By deploying the Intelligence Platform across the men’s first team, Luton will now be able to unify all data and analytics in a singular operating system.  

The centralisation of the data and combination of these data sets will eliminate information silos and enable real time, cross-departmental collaboration and the ability for practitioners and stakeholders alike to support data-led, evidence-based decision-making.

Stephen Smith, CEO and Founder of Kitman Labs, added: “We couldn’t be more excited to be expanding our relationship with The Hatters to include the first team.  

“This is a club that is taking a methodical, structured approach to achieving sustainable long term success. They are clearly proven and capable of fulfilling their ambitions and have a clear vision for how to achieve it.  

“We welcome the opportunity to work with the team to help institute a data and analytics infrastructure that can be used to enable objective, evidence-based decision-making across every level of the organisation.”

Smith recently spoke to Insider Sport on the foundations that began Kitman Labs, its involvement in the Premier League Elite Performance Plan, and if the data and intelligence firm has transferred any practices from its US relationships to Europe.

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