Sept. 15, 2022
Max speed is the maximum velocity a player can sprint in a session, measured in either meters per second (m/s), miles per hour (mph), or kilometers per hour (kph).
Max speeds are hit within the 20-meter to 40-meter distance range, and achieving a max speed at least once per week reduces the risk of hamstring injuries.
Players like Kylian Mbappe (38 kph/23.61 mph), Raheem Sterling (37.30 kph/23.18 mph), and Erling Haaland (36.04 kph/22.39 mph) are some of the fastest soccer players in the world.
SEPT. 22, 2022
Total Distance is a key measure of the volume of your session. Pro players typically cover between 4.35 miles to 6.84 miles during a game, depending on their position. It can be measured in meters, kilometers, miles or yards in the STATSports app.
Total Distances are very dependent on the style of play of both the team and the player. When used in conjunction with the Heat Maps, it can be a powerful metric for coaches.
Players like Alex Oxlade Chamberlain (6.82 miles), Tyler Adams (6.76 miles) and Calum Chambers (6.80 miles) have max Total Distance figures higher than most, but James Milner topped the charts in the English Premier League last year with 7.86 miles during one 90-minute game.
High Speed Running
SEPT. 29, 2022
High Speed Running is the distance you have covered over 5.5 meters per second (19.8 km/h or 12.3 mph). Measured in meters or yards, the HSR distance tracks all those lung bursting runs, overlaps on the wings or tracking back to help your teammates. Pro players can tally upwards of 1,200 or more yards during a game. Again, this is dependent on tactics and the player’s position on the pitch. Some practitioners call this “explosive distance.”
Players like Raheem Sterling (1,298 yards), Phil Foden (1,119 yards), Megan Rapinoe (1,056 yards) and Harry Kane (1,211 yards) rely on this to get away from opponents and to close down players quickly in the first block.
High Intensity Distance
Oct. 4, 2022
High Intensity distance is a STATSports metric developed to show all those hard yards players put in during a game or session. This is a combination of the player’s HSR distance and the distance covered while accelerating and decelerating. Professional players can cover 2,000 to 2,800 meters (2,187 to 3,062 yards) of HID in a game, depending on tactics and position played.
Players like Harry Kane (2,714 yards), Tyler Adams (2,428 yards) and Caden Clark (2,621 yards) post very high figures in this metric. That combination of High-Speed Running coupled with accelerations and decelerations distance is a great measurement of work rate.