When we first met with Falcons’ General Manager Thomas Dimitroff, he wanted a more holistic way to measure players’ performance and injury risk. At that time, the strength and conditioning and sports medicine staff were spending hours a day on Microsoft Excel, compiling team data from multiple locations. In addition, the team was looking for a way to evaluate talent before the draft to increase their player acquisition efficiency.
With the combination of the Sparta Scan™ and Software, the Falcons are able to get a complete evaluation of each player’s nervous system, strengths and weaknesses, as well as recovery tools like sleep, nutrition and soft tissue health. The software has helped the strength and sports medicine staff automate their data acquisition, and create a dashboard where everyone can get all the information about a player in one location. The Sparta Signature from the force plate scan has given the team a great tool to evaluate potential players, as well as make sure current players are healthy and performing at an optimum level for their position.