NWSL Champions Gotham FC Adds Kitman Labs iP: Intelligence Platform To Optimize Performance

Kitman Labs Expands Performance Deal With 2023 NWSL Champions, Gotham FC

On Heels of NWSL Advanced EMR Deployment, Women’s New Jersey/New York-Based Football Club Expands Use of iP: Intelligence Platform

Performance intelligence provided by Kitman Labs are an expanded technological component for the 2023 NWSL Champions, Gotham FC, going forward as a deal was announced today. The team onboarded the single, centralized operating system for performance intelligence in the elite performance industry last year when the global enterprise SaaS platform developed by Kitman Labs was provided for league-wide deployment of the company’s proprietary Performance Medicine Solution as the NWSL’s advanced EMR. New Jersey/New York-based Gotham FC will look to defend their first title with further integration of the iP: Intelligence Platform throughout the Club including Performance Optimization. The first test for the champions is the upcoming 2024 NWSL Challenge Cup against the San Diego Wave, winner of the 2023 NWSL Shield, presented by CarMax, on Friday, March 15. The regular season kickoff begins the following day on Saturday, March 16. Look to watch the Challenge Cup on Prime Video streaming as it marks the start of continuous Friday night match coverage and more. Gotham and Kitman Labs will work together to optimize soccer and athletic output by providing actionable insights derived via both medical and performance data, as well as analytics intelligence, all available across the organization for coaches and players during live matches or off the pitch, as a mobile solution.

Defending NWSL Champion NJ/NY Gotham FC

Our objective at Gotham FC is to set performance standards across the League and across the Sport. To that end, we want to empower our coaches and players with the tools, resources and intelligence necessary to develop talent and unlock player potential. Partnering with Kitman Labs allows us to not only unify our data and analytics, but enables us to collaborate at every level of the organization – on and off the pitch,” said Julian Haigh, Gotham FC High Performance Director. 

Gotham FC Sports Tech Enhancements

The professional women’s football club will now be able to combine player medical data with performance data (eg. game, training, gym, physical testing and more) in a centralized and fully integrated advanced operating system – eliminating information silos, enabling cross-Departmental communication and supporting evidence-based, data-led decision-making. All relevant stakeholders across the team will now have access to a complete, real-time assessment of each athlete. Both players and practitioners will be able to access and input data through a dedicated Coach and Player App to allow for real-time data capture on and off the pitch.

“Fragmented data leads to fractured teams” said Stephen Smith, CEO and Founder of Kitman Labs. “Our technology enables leagues and teams like NWSL and Gotham City FC to mobilize their data and galvanize their staff and athletes with the actionable insights and intelligence necessary to compete at the most elite levels in sport.” 

Track Record of Products and Elite Users

Kitman Labs has an established and fast-growing track portfolio of working with top leagues, teams and regulatory bodies across a variety of sports, including soccer, basketball, rugby, and American football. The company’s technology is currently being used by leagues and teams within some of the world’s most elite sports organizations, including the National Football League (NFL), Premier LeagueMajor League Soccer (MLS), National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) and Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU). 

This launch follows other recent business strategy moves Kitman Labs has undertaken including two strategic acquisitions of The Sports Office and Presagia Sports. The combined companies represent the industry’s largest network of elite and youth organizations (2000+), creating the industry’s largest dataset of talent, performance, and medical data for all stages of the athlete lifecycle.

Kitman Labs software solutions – Performance MedicinePerformance OptimizationCoaching & Development and League Operations – have been designed to optimize human performance; enhance overall health, wellness and longevity; reduce injury risk; and drive operational efficiencies and value.

Kitman Labs headquarters are in Silicon Valley with offices in Dublin and Manchester.

Sports Techie, the NWSL announced IMG ARENA as their official integrity partner in 2023. This season, Kitman Labs is powering the entire NWSL with advanced EMR. Gotham FC will expand upon the use of the iP: Intelligence Platform in 2024 after winning the league title last season.

Late in 2023, all Premier League Academies implemented the football intelligence platform provided by Kitman Labs. The defending MLS champions, the Columbus Crew, and the Chicago Fire in the MLS, also onboarded Kitman Labs’ SaaS intelligence platform.

Kitman Labs is impacting professional soccer for women and men, worldwide. NWSL and Gotham FC are both part of their sports tech-centric processes.

“The 2024 season marks the start of an exciting new chapter for the NWSL and one that will set the tone for the future of our sport in the U.S. and globally,” said NWSL Commissioner Jessica Berman.

The NWSL and Gotham FC performance and medical data futures are indeed bright alongside Kitman Labs.

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