Stoke City to use VR to train keepers

Beyond Sports are based in Alkmaar and also work with the Holland national team

Beyond Sports are based in Alkmaar and also work with the Holland national team

STOKE CITY will train their goalkeepers using Virtual Reality next season after signing a deal with Dutch firm Beyond Sports.

“Recreating situations in virtual reality enhances the ability to position themselves better,” the Dutch firm said.

“Scientific research fuels the possibilities for more specific training for individual athletes and promises structural player enhancement in both performance and tactical decision making.

“Reliving certain situations through the eyes of the player gives incredible insights that come from the position from which the player actually witnessed the game. Recognition leads to enhancement."

Beyond Sports, whose VR is based on real match data, partnered with Arsenal two years ago. The company, which is based in Alkmaar, also works with PSV Eindhoven, AZ Alkmaar and the Dutch national team.

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