Firstbeat Technologies and Finnish Floorball Team SPV Confirm Partnership Continuation

Jan 4 2024 in News

Sports Coaching

Seinäjoen Peliveljet (SPV) has confirmed they will continue to invest in athlete development through the use of the Firstbeat Sports platform. The agreement covers the representative team and talented athletes from the U22, U19, and U17 teams.

On the partnership, Joel Wenning, Firstbeat’s Customer Success Manager says:

“The physical training culture has always been strong at SPV. It’s fantastic to assist them in making smarter decisions in training programming, ensuring adequate recovery, as well as the right amount of stress to accelerate player development and success. Talented players who participate in multiple junior teams experience a significant load during the season. This is compounded by stress from school, exams, travel, and personal relationships. Players must be guided based on objective data.”

Investing in the athlete pathway is a crucial long-term investment, and for younger players, Firstbeat provides systematic information and support regarding players’ physical development and physiological requirements at various stages of growth.

For SPV, adopting a data-driven coaching approach with Firstbeat has emerged as a pivotal strategy for precisely tailoring player training load. Head Coach of SPV, Jori Isomäki says:

“We have been very pleased with our partnership with Firstbeat. For example, in November, we avoided a pitfall when player load had increased due to a dense game schedule. Thanks to Firstbeat, we were able to ease up in time and continue quality training with the whole team after a couple of lighter weeks. We need data-based coaching to take the next steps on the field faster than others. Data allows us to grasp the team’s and players’ individual stress levels and monitor their development.”

Joona Kajaala, a 17-year-old forward who ascended to the Finnish F-League (F-liiga) and is part of the Finnish U19 national team, also commented on the daily use of Firstbeat:

“Firstbeat has been a very useful and essential part of my training this season. My training loads are high while training and playing for multiple teams. With Firstbeat, we’ve been able to monitor my stress levels effectively.”

Firstbeat Sports is an athlete performance management platform that provides coaches with data to support coaching decisions and is an effective tool in assisting athlete development.

About Seinäjoen Peliveljet (SPV) and Jori Isomäki:

Seinäjoen Peliveljet (abbr. SPV) is a floorball club founded in 1994 in Seinäjoki, Finland. The club’s men’s representative team plays in the F-League, the highest league in Finland. Seinäjoen Peliveljet has won the Finnish Championship three times in 2012, 2013, and 2015, and the Finnish Cup in 2011 and 2021. In addition, the team won silver in the Champions Cup in 2013, Finnish Championship silver in 2011, and four Finnish Championship bronze medals.

Jori Isomäki is a former Finnish floorball player and current coach at SPV. Isomäki has played in 46 international matches and won three World Championship silver medals. Currently, Isomäki serves as the head coach of SPV and as an assistant coach for the Finnish men’s national team.

About Firstbeat

Firstbeat provides advanced performance analytics for more than 1,000 sports teams around the world. Firstbeat Sports is the leading athlete performance management platform, providing data on athlete training load, intensity, fitness, performance readiness, stress, and recovery to optimize performance, reduce injury risk, and fast-track athlete development.


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