AthleteMonitoring.com Just Got Better – April 24, 2017

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Integration with VX Sport GPS Devices

To simplify the integration of external load measurements and provide a more comprehensive workload and risk analysis, we’ve worked with VX Sport to streamline and simplify data exchange between VX Sport GPS systems and the AthleteMonitoring platform. Learn more…

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More Intuitive Injury & Illness Reporting

To simplify the way athletes and staff report injuries, illnesses and pain, we have added an intuitive, interactive body map on the web application (Note: iOS and Android apps will updated shortly). Read more…

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Welcome to our Latest  Clients

We work hard every day to make AthleteMonitoring.com better and it is very encouraging to see that since it’s humble beginning in May 2015, it now helps coaches, teams and athletes performing at their best in 28 countries and 48 sports.

Welcome to our latest clients. Thank you for your trust and confidence!

Vlaamse Kano & Kajak Federatie, Belgium

Olympique de Marseille Féminines, France

Mosman Physio, Australia

Coastal Outreach Soccer, United States

Athlete Nation, New Zealand

Samoa Institute of Sport, Samoa

Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Bedford School, United Kingdom

St Columba Anglican School, Australia

Kentucky Air National Guard, United States

Drammen Sportsklinikk AS, Norway

SO Millau JUDO, France

Stingrays Swimming, United States

Holland Football University, The Netherland


Readings you May Enjoy

The Association of Sport Specialization and Training Volume With Injury History in Youth Athletes

By Post EG et al. Am J Sports Med. 2017 – Read article


New study : soccer players’ training output can be predicted by perceived wellness

A new study shows that soccer players’ training output can be predicted by perceived pre-training wellness and that a reduction in subjective wellness translates in reduced performance on the field (total high speed distance, high speed distance, maximal velocity, etc).

Link to study http://www.jsams.org/article/S1440-2440(17)30360-2/abstract

Using apps such as  AthleteMonitoring.com to administer and interpret pre-training wellness questionnaires can provide coaches with crucial information about how each player can be expected to perform every day, and help to proactively adapt individual daily workload to the wellness and fatigue level of the athletes, in order to minimize the risk of injury and optimize recovery and performance.

Workload Management 101 : Avoiding Spikes in Weekly Load

Monitoring Week-to-Week Load Increase

Studies have shown that a large percentage of injuries are associated with rapid change in weekly loads (1,2,3), and when load increases by ≥15 % from the preceding week, the risk of injury increases by up to almost 50 % (2).

In the example below, we’ve used AthleteMonitoring.com to analyze the weekly load of a professional rugby team during a 4 months period. Exessive weekly load increases have been detected on 2 occasions, during which the players were at an increased risk of injury. In this example, the S&C coach wisely decided to reduce the load of the subsequent week, which allowed players to recover and limit the risk of injury.

To minimize risk, increase weekly loads very progressively (10% or week or less), monitor week-to-week load changes to detect excessive load increases, and when a spike in load occurs, immediately reduce next week’s load, as shown in the example below.

 

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References

1. Foster C.: Monitoring training in players with reference to overtraining syndrome, Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercice, 1998.

2. Gabbett TJ.: The training—injury prevention paradox: should players be training smarter and harder?,  Br J Sports Med, 50:273–280 2016.

3. Piggott B, Newton MJ, McGuigan MR. The relationship between training load and incidence of injury and illness over a pre-season at an Australian Football League club, J Aust Strength Cond, 17:4–17, 2009.

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New Graphs for Better Workload Management

With AthleteMonitoring.com you can now visualize all important workload management metrics on a single graph. With this new graph, you can view and compare wellness, acute and chronic loads, acute:chronic workload ratio, monotony, activity-specific workload and more, for any period, team or athlete.

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To open the graphs, click the graph icon from the team dashboard or select the Team charts option from the team menu. Then select the Combined option on the Team charts screen. Learn more…

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We’re Always Learning

On March 16-18, our CEO Francois Gazzano will be in Monaco to learn from the best sport scientists and sports medicine experts at the IOC WORLD CONFERENCE ON INJURY AND ILLNESS IN SPORT. Expect some of this new knowledge to find its  way into AthleteMonitoring soon!

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Interesting Readings You May Enjoy

Managing player load in professional rugby union: a review of current knowledge and practices

By Quarrie K et al. – Read article

Sports medicine in cycling – Practical considerations for endurance training with power

Simon Jones, Team Sky – Read article

 

AthleteMonitoring.com Just Got Better – Feb 3, 2017

Athlete-Specific Dashboards

Click on any wellness score, injury, or variable displayed on the dashboard, and an individual dashboard, provides you with a instant overview of your athletes data over time.

New Monotony Alerts

Training Monotony is an important risk factor for illness and injury as heavy training schedules are usually better tolerated when ‘hard’ days are alternating with ‘easy’ days (ie: when weekly monotony is low). You can now add the monotony metric on your dashboard and detect issues instantly.

Readings You May Enjoy

A new understanding of stress and the implications for training load management

By John Kiely – Download PDF

Monitoring training in athletes with reference to overtraining syndrome

By Carl Foster – Download PDF

Interview of Olympic coach Nelio Moura : Speed, Strength and Plyometric Development for Explosive Jump Performance

Access online

New partnership with the Coaches Association of Canada

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We’re proud to partner with the Coaches Association of Canada to make world-class athlete monitoring and data management software more accessible to high performance coaches, teams and athletes.

AthleteMonitoring.com is an intelligent athlete management system that delivers evidence-based, sport-specific & cost-effective workload management, performance optimization and injury prevention to high school, college, elite and professional teams

It helps to optimize all aspect of your athletes’ preparation, and gets all data organized and centralized while keeping your athlete management program as simple and cost-effective as possible.

It is the perfect solution to make informed decisions, enhance collaboration, and promote excellence at all levels.

With AthleteMonitoring.com coaches can:

  • Create, plan, and share programs, sessions or workouts;
  • Monitor and optimize athlete wellness, training, and competition load, and readiness with evidence-based methods;
  • Mitigate risk, track injuries, and manage health records;
  • Centralize and interpret monitoring and sports science from multiple sources;
  • Manage testing data, monitor fitness, progress, and performance with their own tests, questionnaires, and standards;
  • Track injuries, illnesses and other health incidents
  • Prevent injuries and overtraining while optimizing communication and performance at all levels

ChPC accredited coaches are invited to request a price quote and secure their 20% discount on any AthleteMonitoring subscribtion by clicking here, and entering the ‘CAC2017’ promo code.

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