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The most comprehensive and easy-to-use athlete monitoring system available, AthleteMonitoring offers a new approach that combines the benefits of technology, the expertise of Athletic Trainers and Coaches, and the input of Athletes to provide unprecedented insight.

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HOW IT WORKS

Users can work easily on any device to:

Create and share programs

Manage training programs for entire teams, positional groups and individual athletes in seconds. Analyze team response to workload using customizable graphs and monitor entire teams in real time.

Streamline data collection

Athletes use the customizable mobile app to complete a short pre-training wellness questionnaire, record Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE), internal load, subjective feedback, enjoyment, heart rate and more. Import data from any wearable device.

Make sense of data

The AthleteMonitoring system turns complex data into meaningful information and automatically alerts you when someone needs attention. Monitor fitness, wellness, external and internal load with validated methods.

Assess fitness; monitor health & identify talent

Use your own tests, formulas, benchmarks & terminology. Enter data instantly and produce useful team and individual profiles in seconds to assess fitness, monitor progress, track performance and identify meaningful changes.

Collaborate, communicate

Collect feedback easily. Communicate with athletes and coaches in seconds. Educate athletes, inform coaches, keep everyone in the loop, and promote excellence at all levels.

Optimize workload, recovery & performance

Use this 100% customizable platform to adjust workloads, to mitigate risk, maximize readiness and availability. Make certain that athletes are training hard enough to stay healthy and perform at their best, but not too hard to become sick or injured.

 SCIENCE

All AthleteMonitoring data is analyzed using published, evidence-based analytics rather than the obscure ‘proprietary’ or ‘innovative’ algorithms at the core of many other monitoring systems. Individual alerts and flag systems use universally accepted methods such as daily z-scores, 7 day:28 day ratios, and published thresholds. With AthleteMonitoring, you can monitor load and individual response to training with science-validated metrics such as week-to-week load increase, acute: chronic workload ratio, the subjective pre training wellness questionnaires. You can also identify meaningful changes in performance easily and instantly.

An understanding of the dose-response nature of competitive matches is required to inform post-match recovery and training strategies. While technological advances in physical activity measurement (e.g. GPS) have enabled sport scientists to accurately measure external loads, the stimulus for exercise-induced adaptations is the internal load (e.g. physiological stress).

INTERNAL Load

Internal Load measures the physiological and psychological stress imposed on an athlete by training and competition. Internal Load is measured using a combination of subjective and objective markers (questionnaires, RPE and enjoyment scales, heart rate, etc.). These markers reflect the IMPACT of the work performed by an athlete on his or her body and mind. Measuring Internal Load plays a CRUCIAL role in determining an athlete’s ability to adapt to training and helps to prevent overtraining and injuries.

EXTERNAL Load

External Load is the work performed by the athlete (number of sprints, weight lifted, etc.) The measurement of external load is the foundation of traditional monitoring programs for athletes. Knowing an athlete’s External Load is very useful when trying to understand the physical and physiological abilities of an athlete; however, it’s not the only factor you need to monitor in order to get a good picture of an athlete’s health, fatigue levels, and performance readiness.

AthleteMonitoring tracks both objective (External Load) and subjective (Internal Load) markers to give you a complete and scientifically validated picture of your athletes’ response to training, level of risk and readiness.

 STUDIES

AthleteMonitoring.com incorporates the latest peer-reviewed research and offers a holistic approach to injury prevention, screening and performance optimization. Here is a selection of scientific works that are incorporated into the platform’s logic. Click to download a PDF of the study.

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TESTIMONIALS

WHAT CLIENTS ARE SAYING ABOUT AthleteMonitoring

  David Gray
David Gray

Head Strength and Conditioning Coach

  Johan Wang
Johan Wang

Associate Director, Sports Medicine, Texas Christian University

  Werner Roth
Werner Roth

Founder, FutbolAcademia, Los Angeles, CA

  Olivier Barbier
Olivier Barbier

Strength and Conditioning Coach, USAP Rugby

FAQ

What is the background of AthleteMonitoring.com?

Innovation is the driving force behind AM. In 2004, AM was the first company in the world to release the a web-based AthleteMonitoring system. In 2008, AM was the first to create a web-based skill and fitness assessment and reporting system. Since its inception in 2000, all of AM’s products have been developed with considerable input from world-class experts and real-life users. As a result, they are extremely simple to use, versatile, powerful and entirely customizable.

What are the different types of users/permissions available in the AthleteMonitoring System?

Five different types of accounts, each with its own set of features and permissions are available:

ACCOUNT OWNER

  • Can access all system features
  • Can access and configure all teams
  • Can add/delete teams
  • Can send emails/sms to other users
  • Can add other users and assign teams to them
  • Can upgrade/downgrade/delete plan (delete plan will delete all athletes and other users linked to the account).

ADMIN

  • Created by account owner
  • Can access all teams
  • Can access all team features
  • Can access and configure new team;
  • Can emails/sms other users
  • Can add/activate athletes in his team(s)
  • Cannot upgrade/downgrade/delete plan or access global user management.

MANAGER New

  • Created by account owner
  • Access limited to teams that were assigned to him by account owner
  • Can receive alerts for his teams’ athletes (recovery, training, injury)
  • Can access medical/injury data and receive injury alerts
  • Can view injury alert (without injury details)
  • Can add/activate athletes in his team(s)
  • Can delete his account

COACH

  • Created by account owner
  • Access limited to teams that were assigned to him by account owner
  • Receive alerts for his teams’ athletes (recovery and training ONLY)
  • Cannot access medical/injury data and receive injury details.
  • Can view injury alert (without injury details)
  • Can add/activate athletes in his team(s)
  • Can delete his account

MEDICAL

  • Created by account owner
  • Access limited to teams that were assigned to him by account owner
  • Can only access medical/injury module/alerts and data.
  • Can send emails/sms to other users
  • Can delete his account

ATHLETE

  • Created by created by account owner, team admin or coach
  • Can enter all recovery, training, medical information
  • Can send email to coaches, admins and doctors
  • Can access, view and export all his recovery, training, medical information

What are the primary categories that are monitored with AM?

Workload and Scheduling

  • Lack of Variety
  • Hours / Week
  • Daily Load vs. last 4 wks
  • Weekly Load vs. last 4 wks
  • Acute:Chronic Workload Ratio
  • Week-to-Week Load Changes
  • Monotony
  • Strain
  • Number of hard days / week
  • Training enjoyment
  • Perception of effort (RPE)
  • Rest days
  • Add and use your own markers at anytime

Fitness, Health & Injuries

  • Current injuries / illnesses
  • Previous Injuries
  • Screening tests
  • Physiological tests
  • Fitness tests
  • Performance tests
  • And much more…

Wellness & Readiness

  • Fatigue
  • Soreness
  • Health
  • Quantity of Sleep
  • Sleep Quality
  • Stress and Mood State
  • Plus any measure of your choice

How does AthleteMonitoring (AM) Calculate readiness and the training/stress balance?

The AM dashboard provides a simple tool to monitor individual Training Stress Balance (TSB) and immediately identify athletes who are at risk of injury (red), those who aren’t coping well with their workload (yellow), those who are not training at their full potential (blue), and those adapting well to the workload and ready to perform (green).

The dashboard combines athletes’ individual daily wellness score, health status and evidence-based workload metrics linked to the apparition of injuries (acute: chronic workload ratios and week-to-week load increase) to provide an immediate global picture of athletes’ level of risk and level of readiness (represented by the color of the first column).

The dashboard is updated in real-time using both data planned by coaches and self-reported by athletes.

What distinguishes AM from other monitoring systems?

  • AM is 100% more time-efficient than Excel or Google forms.
  • AM is more cost-effective than any other system. Its modular pricing structure allow you to pay only for the features you need.
  • AM is extremely robust and reliable and doesn’t require any programming.
  • AM includes all the professional tools required to manage elite sport programs and make informed decisions.
  • It makes cutting-edge sports science so easy to use that you don’t need to hire extra staff or an external consultant to interpret data.
  • AthleteMonitoring.com is the most evidence-based, coach-driven and athlete-friendly system. It helps you separate signals from the noise, and monitor what truly matters while keeping your monitoring program as simple, efficient, and cost-effective as possible.