The XFL has signed a deal to make Kinduct the league’s official athlete management system. All eight XFL teams will now use Kinduct’s online platform to collect and consolidate data related to their players’ injury history and performance.
The XFL held its X Lab technology testing event last April, where Kinduct showcased its platform among 20 other competitors in the athlete performance monitoring and management field. Kinduct beat out other data collection vendors such as Kitman Labs, Fusion Sports and Edge10 to secure its partnership with the league. Wearable device manufacturers such as Catapult, Kinexon, Wimu Pro, and Titan GPS also presented at X Lab, though the XFL has yet to announced a wearable player-tracking partner.
“We’re ecstatic to be working with the XFL. They’re taking an innovative stance on league-wide injury and performance data collection,” Travis McDonough, CEO of Kinduct, said in a press release. “This is a landmark deal for athlete health and wellness, and we couldn’t be happier to be in a partnership with the XFL.”
The XFL has previously signed player statistics partnerships with Championship Data and Sportradar. In 2017, Sportradar partnered with Kinduct so NBA teams could upload player performance data from Sportradar into Kinduct’s athlete management system. Kinduct’s product is also used by NFL teams, and the company inked a league-wide deal with Major League Lacrosse to track player health data last year.