A new “load management” module is being developed and will be introduced to The Sports Office system, in the first quarter of 2016.
It will offer users a more powerful and accurate means of quickly and effectively evaluating the impact on performance of ALL training and preparation activities.
The module – which is being developed after extensive consultation with clients in elite sporting organisations around the world – will dynamically bring together data previously held in the Preparation and Sports Science areas of our system. A player/athlete tracker is also at the heart of the load management functionality. This provides an array of user defined options for monitoring, including the ability to see individual and team information.
“We believe the introduction of the load management module will be a highly significant advancement for The Sports Office”,commented Managing Director Phil Clarke. “Our users will have even greater power and capability to monitor their players and athletes and hence optimise their performance.”
Clarke added:“Our fundamental company objective is to add value to every aspect of preparation and performance and we have listened carefully to feedback from our clients in order to ensure they benefit from sports science and sports medicine in the most effective and efficient way.
“The power and capacity of this new load management module means that coaches and trainers will have an even greater opportunity to refine and optimise their activities, and make specific the data they use to achieve this.”
The load management module – which also offers a more visually engaging overview of information – will create further improvements in the performance workflow via dedicated areas which display data for staff with specific roles .
Other key features will include the following functionality:
- The ability to immediately identify incremental deviations from ‘ideal’ workload, established via internal benchmarking and testing.
- Greater data granularity – creating opportunities to more accurately assess overall training load.
- The flexibility to use different technical methods for load calculation – including mechanical, locomotive, metabolic and psychological load (RPE and TRIMP).
The ability of The Sports Office online performance management systems to offer instant access to accurate reports based on load management readings will also be retained within the module, as will the capability to send “alerts” to staff opting to receive them.
The Sports Office Client Management team will communicate with all clients in 2016 to explain more about the new module and respond to any further feedback.
The Sports Office supplies online performance management systems to many elite sporting organisations including football clubs, competing in the world’s most high-profile competitions. These include Manchester City and Chelsea FC in the Barclay’s Premier League. Several major national governing bodies have also chosen to adopt The Sports Office. One of these is the Scottish FA, who use it throughout their structures, including for all their national teams and at all seven of their Performance Schools.
Elsewhere in the world of elite sport, clients include NHL franchises, the RFU, Aviva Premiership rugby clubs, leading equestrian organisations, professional tennis coaches, clubs in Rugby League’s Super League and professional cycling teams.