PWHL League-Wide Video Analysis Deal Enhances Women’s Hockey Game Strategies

League-wide deal equips all PWHL teams with Catapult video solutions to enhance their game strategies and performance analysis

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Today, Catapult proudly announces an inaugural league-wide partnership with the Professional Women’s Hockey League (PWHL). This collaboration marks a significant chapter in women’s hockey, empowering all six PWHL teams with Video Analysis solutions, enhancing game strategies and performance analysis.

“The Professional Women’s Hockey League transcends being just a league; it embodies a powerful movement propelling women’s hockey to new heights on a global stage. In perfect harmony with our vision to merge technology and talent, our partnership with Catapult amplifies our commitment to advancement for all of our athletes.” 

Annie Camins, VP of Hockey Operations at PWHL. 

Enhancing PWHL Performance with Video Analysis

This new league-wide partnership encompasses all six PWHL teams: Boston, Minnesota, Montreal, New York, Ottawa, and Toronto. The inaugural PWHL regular season began on January 1, 2024, and includes 72 games through May 5, 2024, followed by playoffs. 

Catapult’s Thunder video solution will equip all PWHL teams with a transformative toolset to elevate the speed, efficiency, and impact of video analysis. The integration of Catapult’s video solutions allows PWHL teams to conduct in-depth video analysis, providing coaches and athletes with a comprehensive understanding of their strengths and areas for improvement. 

For example, coaches can compile and showcase video footage from practices and games, enabling focused skill development and strategic preparation for upcoming games. 

Catapult Thunder Hockey at the PWHL Preseason games

Catapult’s video solution will equip the league with a transformative toolset to elevate the speed, efficiency, and impact of video analysis. By seamlessly integrating video clips from both game days and practices, teams can gain unparalleled insights into athlete performance. And PWHL coaches and athletes will have access to enhanced communication features and mobile view options providing all PWHL teams with a comprehensive performance ecosystem. Highlights of the communication and mobile view features include:

Live video directly to the bench:

Giving coaches the ability for instant analysis and real-time coaching adjustments.

Exchange video content:

Allows all teams in the league to upload and download game day video directly within Catapult’s platform.  

Enhanced video presentation tools:

Provides all PWHL coaches with access to Catapult’s next gen presentation tools that improves the education process of key performance insights for athletes with unparalleled visualization features.

→ The PWHL joins an elite group of clients from across the NHL, WHL, ECHL, and NCAA Ice Hockey with this league-wide partnership. Discover more about Thunder video analysis here.

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Unlock the Future of Ice Hockey: Download Our Exclusive Ice Hockey Performance Insights Report

We are thrilled to announce an exciting league-wide collaboration with the PWHL, marking a significant stride in the advancement of ice hockey analytics. This partnership underscores our commitment to the evolution of sports performance analysis, and in conjunction with this, we’re also delighted to share our exclusive report: “How to Elevate Ice Hockey Performance Insights.”

The comprehensive report serves as a window into the transformative world of ice hockey, where technology and data are redefining the game’s dynamics. It’s an in-depth exploration of the history, impact, and future of performance analysis in ice hockey, with a special focus on our pioneering solutions.

From the cutting-edge Vector system to the insightful Thunder software and Hub Coaching Tools, we delve into the complexities of capturing, analyzing, and distributing performance insights. The report also illuminates how these insights influence real-time decision-making, training methodologies, and overall team development, offering a robust blueprint for future endeavours in ice hockey.

The PWHL: A New Era in Women’s Hockey

The PWHL stands as a revolutionary league, bringing together top-tier talent from across the globe. The league is setting a new benchmark in women’s sports since it is governed and led by a board that features Billie Jean King. As such, the highest standards of integrity and professionalism have been implemented.

The inaugural PWHL season promises to be a showcase of skill and strategy, setting the tone for an exciting series. Catapult recently surveyed over 700 industry experts and one of the pivotal trends set to reshape the sports technology landscape is the growth of technology in women’s sports. According to Catapult’s recently published report “2024 Sports Trends & Predictions,” 2024 is poised to be a landmark year for the advancement of technology in women’s sports with an overwhelming 80% of industry professionals anticipating a larger role of sports analytics in this domain. 

Click here to discover more about the solutions the six PWHL team are using.

Ahead of the PWHL announcement, Will Lopes, CEO of Catapult, said:
“We are thrilled about our collaboration with the Professional Women’s Hockey League. As the spotlight on women’s sports intensifies, so does the investment in technology services aimed at enhancing athletes’ performance. This partnership exemplifies our dedication to propelling women’s sports forward through innovative technology. Together Catapult and the PWHL are forging a new path in women’s sports, where the synergy of technology and talent create an unbeatable combination.”

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