Proindia becomes the Analytics Partner of LNFS England

LNFS England shared on its webpage an announcement of a partnership agreement with Proindia, which we forward in full:

LNFS England is pleased to announce an exclusive partnership with Proindia to provide match analysis for our Member Clubs during the 2021/22 and 2022/23 seasons. This partnership will provide data that helps coaches and players assess and improve both individual and team performances.

The Proindia match analysis system currently includes the following metrics for teams and players, linked to match video clips so that players and coaches can focus on individual players or phases of play:

  • Possession %
  • Goals and assists
  • Total Shots
  • Shots on Target
  • Shot Conversion Rate
  • Passes Completed
  • Chances Created
  • Successful Tackles
  • Successful Interceptions
  • Duels Won
  • Total Saves
  • Total Fouls
  • Activity, vector, and distribution maps

Proindia will be provided with at least 40 LNFS England Premiership matchday videos for analysis during both the 2021/22 and 2022/23 seasons, plus play-off matches, at no charge to the teams involved.

All LNFS England clubs in either the Premiership or Championship may also make use of this match analysis facility by providing a match video plus player names, shirt numbers, and positions (goalkeeper or outfield player).

All match videos (but not analyses) will also be uploaded to the LNFS England YouTube channel.

Over the summer we will work with StepOut’s Analytics Technology & LNFS England clubs to beta-test the analysis system which will ensure that it meets coach and player needs.

This initiative is part of LNFS England’s commitment to helping futsal clubs develop and improve performance both on and off the court.

According to the Commercial Director of LNFS England Mr. Peter Sharples, “Aparup is a thinking administrator and doing a great job. This initiative is part of LNFS England’s commitment to helping futsal clubs develop and improve performance both on and off the court.”

Mr. Aparup Chakraborty has contributed a great amount of time in promoting Futsal in Bengal since 2014. As the Match Commissioner of All India Football Federation and Technical Director of IFA Futsal Committee and has taken big steps in creating awareness of this game in India.

Founder of Proindia, Aparup Chakraborty, said that “This marks a new era for global futsal with the introduction of analytics for futsal, a data driven technological solution that will help every team and players to evaluate their performance and tune up their game! Objective information allows for more evidence-based decisions and reduces those based on speculation. Databases cannot replace Scouts, but rather that they can complement their talent identification skills.

“With StepOut we are building a technological ecosystem for sports, where not only the players but the coaches, analysts, clubs, etc. everyone can get the benefit of data and technology. We aim to create a data-driven evaluation and guidance system for the players to enhance their development both technically and tactically.” Says Sayak Ghosh, the Founder of StepOut.

Jeet Karmakar, co-founder says “In the long run, we want to create a place where for example, a 13-year-old aspiring Indian footballer is able to compare his performance with a 13-year-old from Spain or England and understand what he needs to do to become better than them!

As per Aparup, Performance analysis can be used in the following areas to add value to a sports program: Strategic Thinking -Training- Pre Competition-In Competition & Post Competition Debrief.

"Indian Futsal needs ‘smart coaching pathways’" said Aparup. "I will talk to Mr. Sunanda Dhar, CEO, League Department of All India Football Federation & Mr. Joydeep Mukherjee, Secretary of IFA to include Analytics in their respective Futsal Tournaments.