By Dan Guttenplan, FNF Coaches Managing Editor
Football is a sport in which players are prone to injury, as high school football players in the United States suffer a grand total of 616,000 injuries per year. Players with academic stress are 3.19 times more likely to suffer injuries.
Athletes who are training intensively walk a fine line between peak performance and health issues. Training too much (or too little) will inevitably result in disappointing performance, illnesses or injury.
AthleteMonitoring.com attempts to provide coaches with data and feedback that will help minimize the risk of injury and help players perform better at practice and games.
AthleteMonitoring.com combines a best-practice approach and the latest sports science into
a simple, customizable, budget-friendly athlete monitoring and data management software that incorporates evidence like sleep, fatigue, soreness and workload to determine an approach to getting more out of each athlete.
“We want to provide information to coaches to explain athlete performance and injury risk,” said AthleteMonitoring CEO Francois Gazzano. “Our system will provide coaches with tips of the issues they need to resolve. Once they start using our approach on a daily basis, they can manage the workload better and adapt the training to the readiness and fatigue levels of the players, which, in turn, results in fewer injuries and better performance.”
- AthleteMonitoring helps you centralize athletes’ files and information, create and share programs, manage internal and external load, monitor wellness, sleep, soreness, assess fitness and track injuries.
- AthleteMonitoring helps you interpret data, alerts you when risk of injury increases and suggests recommendations you can use to reduce risk and enhance performance.
- com is aligned with the International Olympic Committee consensus statements on load in sport and risk of illness and injuries, incorporates the latest peer-reviewed research, and offers a holistic approach to injury prevention, screening and performance optimization.
- A robust athlete monitoring and data management software can quickly collect data and feedback from players, monitor internal and external load, and analyze and interpret the key metrics. Excel is free but very time consuming. This software eliminates the need to buy expensive software as well. Solid products such as AthleteMonitoring.com will cost you a few hundred dollars per year and will do the job perfectly.
- A relation of trust and open communication with your players, coaches and training staff. Because self-reported information is used extensively to quantify internal load and pre-training readiness, for your monitoring program to work, players need to report their data and feedback as honestly as possible. Having the entire coaching and management team behind the monitoring project increase the chances of successful outcome.
“There is no other product on the market that allows us to collect, track and analyze a virtually infinite amount of user-defined variables in a simple to use application,” said Johan Wang, Associate Director of Sports Medicine at Texas Christian University. “This improves our ability to digest player data quickly and allows us to paint a more robust picture of player fatigue.”
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