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Kitman Labs Selected by NTT DoCoMo Red Hurricanes to Create Consistent Team Performance


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Menlo Park, CA, U.S.A  and Osaka City, Japan– May 24, 2019 — Kitman Labs, the sports industry’s leading performance and health analytics provider announces that NTT DoCoMo Red Hurricanes rugby organization of Osaka, Japan has selected the Kitman Labs Athlete Optimization System to enhance their performance and medical programs. The Red Hurricanes will use athlete data and advanced analytics to build and refine optimal training and development programs that power consistent team performance in the Japans Top League.

“We believe that data transformed into objective insights is key to building a high performance framework that results in consistent gold star performance,” said Mike Brewer, Head Coach of the NTT DoCoMo Red Hurricanes. “Rugby is a highly demanding sport, and we play in one of the most competitive leagues in the world. We chose Kitman Labs for their unique approach to performance and health analytics that will help us understand immediately what most influences athlete readiness and  in-game results today and also underpin a dynasty in the future.”

Following in the global trend, the Red Hurricanes are advancing beyond data collection and reporting, and implementing a solution to help them find meaning in their data. The Kitman Labs Athlete Optimization System, which is being implemented immediately, will enable the Red Hurricanes to collect, analyze, and visualize player and team data in a single, centralized system; glean insights for improved training strategies for individual players, groups of players or the entire team; create a clear set of performance objectives, and align all staff and athletes around what delivers results and why.

“The Red Hurricanes represent the high performance teams of the future,” said Stephen Smith, Founder and CEO of Kitman Labs. “The collective passion about using the latest technology advancements and high performance practices to accelerate their position in the league is exciting. We are honored to be selected by this innovative and forward-thinking organization and to continue to expand our presence in Japan.”   

The Kitman Labs award-winning solutions helps teams consistently meet their goals by determining the unique factors that impact success. The company’s advanced analytics, which link performance data, medical records, workload, and recovery, produce real-time actionable insights and build confidence in player training and development decisions. With Kitman Labs, teams move faster, work together with a shared view of athlete health and performance, and directly impact the success of their team and ownership.


Kitman Labs is the leader in performance optimization solutions for elite sports teams. Founded in 2012 with the vision to fundamentally change how the sports industry uses data to increase athlete availability and on-field success, Kitman Labs has consistently set the standard for performance and injury analytics. With over 200 years of performance, medical sports science, and data science expertise, Kitman Labs delivers immediate and ongoing performance and business results. Kitman Labs powers over 150 elite teams across the NFL, NHL, MLB, UFC, NCAA, English Premier League, Bundesliga, Pro14, Premiership Rugby, NRL, Japan Top LeagueChinese Super League and more. The company has offices in Silicon Valley, Dublin, Ireland and Sydney, Australia. The company was recently named Performance Solution of the year by BT Sports and to Fast Company’s list of 2019 Most Innovative Companies. 



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