Hockey GPS Tracker - How Hockey Teams Use GPS to Improve Their Performance


GPS Hockey Trackers



In hockey, speed is a crucial element that can make or break a player's performance. The fast nature of the game demands quick reflexes and explosive power. Whether it's sprinting to intercept a pass or rapidly changing direction to evade an opponent, speed plays a vital role at every turn.


Players often need to traverse long distances on the field in order to be in the right position to make plays. The ability to cover ground quickly can make a huge difference in a game, as it allows players to be in the right place at the right time.


Players need to be highly focused and driven in order to maintain their intensity throughout the game. The physical demands of the sport, such as the need to cover large distances quickly and engage in physical contact with other players, require a high level of stamina and endurance.






How do GPS hockey trackers work?

Global Positioning System (GPS) is used in all walks of life from maps in our cars to fitness watches.

More accurate than consumer wearables and can be legally worn in competitive matched at any level.

  • A 100Hz accelerometer ensures all movements.
  • Pinpoint your current location and track.
  • Charges in 30-45 minutes
  • There’s unlimited storage
  • Lightweight at only 51g
  • The unit is water-resistant

What performance metrics do GPS hockey trackers collect?

Total Distance

Distance tracking offers crucial insights into a hockey player's match fitness, and serves as a performance improvement gauge across the season.

Key benefits include:

  • Highlight stamina and fatigue levels
  • Build a picture of a player’s capabilities
  • Provides distance data for coaches

Top Speed

Precisely measure top speed, providing essential insights for players aiming to enhance their performance on the field.

Key benefits include:

  • Identifying speed strengths and areas for improvement
  • Enables targeted training for speed enhancement
  • Fuels healthy competition and performance goals

Acceleration / Deceleration

Measuring accelerations and decelerations during hockey games provides unique insights into a player's dynamic movement skills and readiness to perform.

Key benefits include:

  • Evaluates player agility and reaction times
  • Helps design training for rapid speed changes
  • Assists in monitoring and reducing injury risk

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Injury Prevention

GPS tracking in hockey aids injury prevention by providing data on player loads, enabling optimal training and recovery adjustments.

Key benefits include:

  • Monitoring workload to prevent overtraining
  • Identifying potential injury patterns
  • Facilitating targeted post-injury rehabilitation

Total Active Time

Tracking total active time in hockey offers insights into actual on-field engagement, improving conditioning and strategy.

Key benefits include:

  • Better conditioning and fitness planning
  • Accurate workload assessment
  • Informed substitutions and strategic decisions

High Speed Running

High speed running is an asset in any sport. Get to know your levels of intensity in hockey training and matches.

In the PitcheroGPS hockey tracking app, you can set:

  • Custom speed zones for all abilities and ages
  • The name of each speed zone
  • The value of each banding
  • Up to 8 speed bands


Impacts are inevitable in Hockey, our GPS tracker measures how many times a player has been involved in a collision.

Key benefits include:

  • See how hard and how often a player is hit
  • Impact level can be set to account for any age group
  • Demonstrates player wellfare is taken seriously
  • Data can indicate when a player should be substituted