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Deutscher Fussball Bund (DFB) evaluates BrainsFirst NeurOlympics

The DFB academy, under responsibility of Roman Prinz, is going through a test evaluation for talent development together with BrainsFirst.

The cognitive diagnostics tool NeurOlympics is currently in usage at a German Bundesliga academy.

The common goal for this trial is to better understand the validity and usability for the DFB.

BrainsFirst is currently starting their internationalisation process after having a successful track record in NL with supporting Eredivisie clubs like AZ Alkmaar and PSV Eindhoven.

SK Sturm Graz and BrainsFirst agree upon a dedicated goal keeper project 2020/21

The Austrian Bundesliga club SK Sturm Graz and the Amsterdam-based company
BrainsFirst will start their collaboration on a specific goal keeper study in June 2020.

Their partnership is based on a cognitive test battery for the (potential) goal keepers of SK Sturm Graz. Objective cognitive data to enhance the overall player profile already based on existing technical and physical data is the key aspect of the service contract agreed upon.

Roland Goriupp has been working with data from BrainsFirst since spring 2020. The head of the goalkeeper education at SK Sturm Graz explains: “We really want to expand our player monitoring with the cognitive functions of our young players. BrainsFirst has proven to be an experienced and reliable partner in this area”.

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Top 3 frequently asked questions

Starting from what age can we start testing our players?
You can use the NeurOlympics-test games for players from 9 years and up. Predictive value raises with age.
For players from 15 years and older, the scores are already very reliable. Read more

Can we – as a club or association – use BrainsFirst to improve our player development program?
In the first place, BrainsFirst is developed to support decision-making in talent detection.
The scores help to identify the future potential of your players.
We help you to invest your academy budget in the most promising naturals.

Is it possible to train brain skills to the desired level of elite players?
Recent neuroscientific research shows that effects of cognitive training programs are modest.
To state this simple: everyone can improve his skills, but there is a limit to potential improvement. To develop to a “9 or 10” you need to start with “a 8”.


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