We were once children with a passion for football. As we grew up, some of us became athletes, some became coaches, and most of us became parents. Parents of children with a similar passion for the “round goddess”! Above all else, however, we were and will continue to be sports fans. With our love for the sport as our guide, we discovered that there was a large gap in children’s and youth football.
There are children with the attributes (both physical and regarding technique and personality) who do not have the chance to highlight them. This is either because their environment is not conducive or because they never had the opportunity to objectively evaluate their potential.
On the other side there are teams that need a network to be organised which will provide the opportunity to collect data on fledgling professional footballers – athletes from all over the world, in a credible way and according to scientific criteria. Thus, they will be able to identify the talents they are searching for, based on valid and reliable data, avoiding pointless and time consuming travel.
So we decided – in cooperation with specialists from sports and medicine – to create a sports ability analysis protocol for young children, as regards four basic areas: Technique, Intelligence, Personality, and Speed, with 95 characteristics. Athlometrix has become a reality! Parents can now discover their child’s characteristics in a certified way, not arbitrarily, coaches gain an important tool in monitoring their players’ development, and teams can find future footballers. And we did not stop there… We provided everyone with the opportunity to constantly stay up to date and communicate, by making them members of a global online football team, with the same opportunities to develop and, most importantly, promote themselves.