Kitchener, ON August 9, 2021//: Today Kitchener Soccer Club (KSC) and Best Athletes Ltd. announced a new partnership that brings together one of Ontario’s largest youth soccer clubs with a leading sports analytics platform that allows the club, its coaches and players to tap into professional-level data tools and performance development analytics.
KSC became the first club to utilize the Best Athletes performance platform in the summer of 2020 and is ramping up to take advantage of “return to play” opportunities this summer.
Tim Hart, KSC General Manager said “Our partnership with Best Athletes has enabled us as a Club to offer tremendous support to our young athletes who are working to achieve their dreams and goals. The unique software and testing that Best Athletes provides will allow our athletes to measure themselves, physically and mentally, and highlight areas for improvement, as well as benchmark themselves against other elite athletes. Our partnerships with the TFC Academy and Best Athletes fit seamlessly with our values and vision as a Club, and we’re looking forward to great things in the future!”
KSC will use the platform to monitor development across athletes in their academy and rep programs. Coaches will leverage the data to enhance their in-game and training strategies while players will access pro-level data tools to maximize development and take control of their future for recruitment and performance goals.
Steven Caldwell, CEO of Best Athletes and current TSN Soccer Analyst and former captain of Toronto FC notes “KSC has been our flagship partner from the very beginning and we respect their commitment to player and coach development. It’s great to see how they are using our platform to achieve greater team and personal successes by providing the latest performance development tools for athletes, coaches and parents to use. As a TFC affiliate club, KSC is building multiple options for players as they progress along their player pathway.”
Best Athletes was created to address the gap in athlete performance development by allowing coaches and players to use data science and analytics to benchmark performance and better understand the pathway to University/College opportunities and elite team participation.