Less than three weeks stand between football fans and the start of the XFL season. As kickoff nears, the league continues to lock in partnerships to push the game forward. Most recently, the league locked in a partnership with Catapult Sports, a global imprint supplying sports technology solutions for professional athletes and teams. Through this deal, the league will gain access to Catapult’s groundbreaking wearable technology, equipped with football-specific algorithms. With this technology, teams will have additional metrics to help accurately measure performance and scout players.
“Catapult’s cutting-edge technology and football-specific insights will allow our coaches and training staff to monitor player safety more precisely and accurately than ever before,” XFL President Russ Brandon said.
“Catapult’s data capturing capabilities will drive performance gains for players, reducing their chances of injury, and help inform our League’s return to play protocols by analyzing baseline player load metrics. The XFL is committed to exploring innovative football technology that can advance the game of football for players, coaches, and fans alike.”
Catapult’s “cutting-edge” tech will be on display throughout the opening weekend of the 2023 season. Play will kick off opening weekend with a matchup featuring the Vegas Vipers and Arlington Renegades on February 18, 2023 at 3 p.m. EST. On the other end, the opening weekend will conclude as the Sea Dragons battle the Defenders at Audi Field on February 19, 2023 at 8 p.m. EST.