What is a Technology Readiness Level?
Originally a Nasa concept. Used by DoD among others. We’ve modified the DoD definitions to match football.
Technology Readiness Level - NASA
Why are the categories named communication, decision, execution and pre-conditions?
The FootballTech Radar is structured in 4 categories based on Rajmund Verhijen’s football action model + pre-conditions. The key message of the model is that every action in a football game can be divided into three phases:
Communication: Means the communication of the players on the pitch, including the perception of game actions, communication between players/teams and opponent as well as the development of team tactics (knowing how to interpret the situation = situational awareness, visual-spatial-auditory processing, peripheral vision, concentration). This also includes scouting and analysis (including identification of player talent).
Decision: The player’s decision, which action to execute based on collected information, e.g., executive functions (working memory, planning, self-control).
Execution: A player’s ability, to execute a desired action successful (e.g., football fitness and technical skills).
Pre-conditions: Means to improve the player’s status off the field to support readiness to play football. This includes recovery, injury prevention & rehabilitation, mental & physical health.
How is the Confidence Level determined?
We evaluate the function, outcome and usability of the technology, incorporating scientific evidence and expert opinion.
How is a technology submitted to the FootballTech Radar?
Technologies are submitted by submission of our Radar Entry Form. There are no fees included.
What is the review process?
All entries into the FootballTech Radar will be reviewed after submission by staff from the DFB-Akademie TechLab (+ a scientific partner from a university). The content of the respective entry forms will determine the confidence score of the technology.
I have more questions about the FootballTech Radar, whom do I contact?
You can contact us on all questions at email@example.com.