It is a fact that does not require further explanation that the digital transformation is affecting quickly and deeply all areas of society and economy and, in this sense, the worlds of education and sports are not apart from this reality.
In this way, there is currently a wide range of technologies and equipment’s aimed at improving and optimizing the development of sports activities and training, both in high competition (professional level) and in grassroots sports. However, the way in which sport academies and clubs apply these advances at European level is very varied and erratic, without following a needs study, a common work pattern or planning guidelines, or an implementation plan and clear objectives. In this way, it is wasted much of the potential and possibilities offered by the aforementioned digital transformation to this important field of activity.
One of the consequences of this lack of vision (or perhaps one of its causes) is that the profile of professionals hired to develop these functions in sport academies and clubs is very difficult to define and even more to find in the labour market, which is a big obstacle to take full advantage of all these opportunities and, therefore, exploiting the potential and benefits that these technologies can bring to the world of sports today.
In this context, «A new step towards digital transformation through sports science” (Digi-Sporting hereafter) is an innovative project aimed to create, develop and transfer the professional profile of technologist-analyst (postgraduate training – higher degree) in the field of sports sciences with the aim that sport academies and clubs can fully explore the opportunities offered by digital transformation.
Therefore, Digi-Sporting project is a Strategic Partnership, with a marked educational character, designed to support sports organizations which want to give further steps towards digital transformation, by providing them with a new specialized and cross-cutting professional profile that currently does not exist at a European level, as well as giving them keys and guidelines to implement a change in the management model through the use of new technologies.