For decades managing the playing surface was a craft that was handed over from one generation to the next one.
This has proven extremely valuable as the worlds most famous groundsmen today are still seen -rightfully- as craftsmen.
The whole idea of data analytics has been introduced only about 10 years ago. Surely there were always groundsmen experimenting with science and measuring, but nothing structurized, nothing consistent in terms of data measuring, gathering and interpreting was available.
Data Analytics do not replace the work of the groundsman. It is a tool for every groundsman and groundsmanager that wants to optimize efforts and budgets spent on grass management.
How to manage stadium and training pitches with the specific intent of reducing injuries and optimising player performance in elite grass sports, how to translate the impact of a concert or other non-sports events on the grass. If one knows, one can act accordingly.
Up until now there has been very little data captured on how the surface affects the player, and how the player interacts with the surface, and how the surface reacts on non-sports events.
Raw Stadia’s innovation is founded on the pioneering work to create a software platform, which curates pitch test data, and correlates this to the needs and use cases of sports performance, medical and physio professionals. Crucially the company has incorporated a self-service testing process, together with a package of testing tools, which enable clubs to regularly undertake playability tests before each training and match day session, meaning that the data sets available for analysis, are up to date and relevant at the point of need.
The range of data-driven services, centre around the proprietary, API enabled software platform and its unique combination of surface testing frameworks, testing tools, and automated advice.
Via frequent testing and monitoring of player surface interactions, this solution enables, clubs, leagues & federations to curate, visualise and analyse reliable pitch data, enabling them to make informed decisions to optimise player safety, performance and overall surface management in general.