St Cuthbert Wanderers are going hi-tech in their preparations for the new South of Scotland League season.
The Kikcudbright side held their first training session since the coronavirus enforced shutdown in March and summer signings weren’t the only new additions on display as the club has invested in the SPT2 GPS system to allow the coaching staff to monitor the players’ progress.
Coach Jordan Williamson said, “It’s great that the club can see the direction that we want to go in and they have backed us to go in that direction by bringing in the software.”
“It means we can give every player an individual programme. Instead of training everyone the same way in the squad, we can train as individuals in the same squad.”
“It will help the players be the best they can possibly be and be as fit as they can possibly be as well. We can tailor training to them, so it may be if we can see they are doing too much then we can adjust it.”
“It gives us that flexibility and also, because the weather isn’t that kind to us, it means if it’s a stormy night that we don’t need to drag everyone to Kirkcudbright. They can be at home and do their training themselves and we can still monitor it.”
The arrival of the SPT GPS kit is the latest in a number of improvements that have been carried out at St Mary’s Park over the summer months, with work on the changing rooms set to be completed in the near future.
“It’s another of the layers we are putting in place at the club because, as well as wanting the players to be the best they can be, we also want the club to be the best it can be and make it an attractive club for players in the region to sign for,” Williamson added.
“We’re excited to get going with it.”
Original Article by Stuart Gillespie
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