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Kitman Labs Announces First Deal in Czech Republic with Czech First League Football Club, Sparta Prague

iP: Intelligence Platform to be Deployed Across the Club, including First Team

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Menlo Park, California and Prague, Czech Republic (March 12, 2024) – Kitman Labs, the global enterprise SaaS platform providing the only single, centralised operating system for performance intelligence in the elite performance industry, today announced a new deal with Czech First League Football Club, Sparta Prague. The Club will leverage several Solutions in iP: Intelligence Platform, including: Performance Medicine, Performance Optimisation and Coaching & Development. The Platform combines medical, performance, coaching and talent development data into a single, integrated system that yields actionable intelligence to support specific operating and performance outcomes.

iP will serve as the singular advanced operating system for the Club – eliminating data and information silos, enabling cross-departmental communication and providing transparency and alignment across all stakeholders. iP will centralise and combine Medical, Performance, Coaching and Talent Development data – providing practitioners with the insights and analytics necessary to support informed, evidence-based decision-making in real-time.

“We are thrilled to be entering the Czech market with Sparta Prague – a Club driven by innovation, a mission to elevate performance and a team at the top of the ladder in the Czech First League, ” said Stephen Smith, CEO and Founder of Kitman Labs. The Intelligence Platform has been designed to convert data into actionable insights. Data alone has limited value. The return on investment comes from the ability to leverage that data to help inform strategic and tactical decision-making and this is a team that clearly understands that value.”

“As a high performing Club with the vision and clear intention of having the deepest possible knowledge about our athletes’ data, our challenge is ensuring the right data is being collected, integrated and shared across all relevant stakeholders and that the analytics capabilities are in place to convert that information into practical, useful insights that help achieve our performance goals,” said Christian Clarup, SC Sparta Praha, Head of Performance. “By partnering with Kitman Labs and deploying iP, our team has the tooling to get us one step further.”

Kitman Labs has an established track record of working with top governing bodies, leagues, teams and athletes across a variety of sports, including soccer/global football, basketball, rugby, and American football. The company’s technology has been used by teams in some of the world’s most elite sports organisations and universities including the NFL, NBA, Premier League, MLS and NCAA.

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

About Kitman Labs:

Kitman Labs is the world’s leading sports science and performance intelligence company. Kitman Labs powers iP: Intelligence Platform, the advanced operating system used by the largest and most innovative leagues, teams and regulatory bodies in elite Sport. Our software solutions – Performance Medicine, Performance Optimisation, Coaching & Development and League Operations – have been designed to optimise human performance; enhance overall health, wellness and longevity; reduce injury risk; and drive operational efficiencies and value. Kitman Labs is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices in Dublin and Manchester.

About Sparta Prague:

Victory is the path, pride is the goal.

For a long time now, AC Sparta Praha has been the most outstanding and, on the playing field, the most successful club in Czech football. There have been many successes in both domestic and international competitions throughout its more than 130-year history. In the 2022/2023 season, Sparta won the 37th title of the Czech/Czechoslovak Champions.

Media Contacts:

Sparta Prague
Mr. Ondrej Kasik
kasik@sparta.cz

Kitman Labs
International:
The PHA Group
kitmanlabs@thephagroup.com

United States:
Joe Favorito
Jfavorito@kitmanlabs.com

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