Published on: 26 June, 2012
The Eindhoven SmartGoals, a TU/e spinoff, will be launching the innovative soccer training system SmartGoals this week. The system works with three intelligent, wirelessly communicating pylons that indicate which wicket the ball or player should pass through by means of lights. The SmartGoals are pretty high-tech, but they’re very easy to use, for example for training reaction, reading the game, and technique.
The Dutch VDL Group is responsible for the production, and Manchester United’s assistant coach René Meulensteen and Sportpartners Voetbal come up with exercises. SmartGoals can be used for any part of soccer training: warming up, technique, passing, playmaking, gait training, finishing and, of course, matches. (Cursor, FvO)