Calipari describes monitors being worn by players

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Following UK’s 90-38 win over Eastern Michigan on Wednesday, coach John Calipari promised the media and Big Blue Nation he would reveal details of some the new methods being implemented during games and practices, that Calipari describes as “out-of-the-box.”

On Thursday, Calipari posted on his web site, CoachCal.com, that Wildcat players are now wearing devices during workouts and games “that measure their exertion rate, sport zones, caloric expenditure and heart rate.”

Calipari notes that the devices allow the UK staff to check how much effort players are giving. Calipari says the method is an effort to determine who is giving maximum effort. Calipari also says that he wants his players to see the difference between exertion levels during practice and those monitored in games.

“I always say the film doesn’t lie, that you can have every excuse you want but the truth will show up on film,” Calipari wrote. “Guess what? The monitoring system doesn’t lie either.”

Calipari has at times been critical of his team’s slow development during the first part of the season.

“Like I always tell you, results don’t happen overnight. We’ve been doing this for three weeks now and have seen improvement, but it’s going to take time,” he wrote.

UK fans can read more at www.coachcal.com.


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