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Monitoring Training Loads in Basketball

Monitoring training load in basketball allows coaches to determine the dose-response relationship between training load, performance, readiness for a competition, and injuries. Training load in basketball can be divided into two types of loads: External load: This type of load represents the volume or intensity of the training stimulus (e.g. distance covered, accumulated accelerations, velocity zones). Internal load: This type Read More …

Optimizing Training to Reduce Injury During High Stress Academic Periods

As you are reading this, picture a pre-med student who has a 3-hour chemistry lab, followed by an hour-long physics class. Now picture her running from class straight to the weight room for an hour of strength training then directly to a 3-hour lacrosse practice. After practice she spends an hour watching game film on tomorrow’s opponent before heading to Read More …

How the acute:chronic workload ratio can help you monitor injury risk

Advancements in tracking technology have made it much easier to monitor athletes’ training loads. But it can still be a challenge to turn that data into the practical insight you need to determine the right workload balance for your athletes. Your experience and intuition likely guide many of those decisions. But if you’re interested in taking a more systematic approach, Read More …

Can a single efficiency stat tell the whole story?

When evaluating athletes, it’s commonly understood that more than one metric should be used to build any argument. There often isn’t a single answer to define whether one player is better than another or whether an athlete is playing well. However, in some circumstances, the simplicity of having one number to encapsulate the total value of a player can be Read More …

Make better decisions with integrated data. Here’s how.

If your job is helping athletes stay healthy and improve their performance, you likely have a lot of data coming at you. You might even feel you have too much. Some teams have data from as many as 10 different wearable devices, on top of all the information coming from other tracking processes and monitoring forms. Each source may deliver Read More …

Player-tracking technologies help teams prevent athlete burnout

For years, coaches have used video analysis to break down a game to see how well their strategy worked and how individual players performed in previous games. This knowledge has helped them prepare for the next game, but now there are new technologies that provide coaches with new information about player performance. They can track player movement multiple times per Read More …