TSO CLIENTS Atlanta United ARE MLS CHAMPIONS 2018:

The Sports Office client Atlanta United FC have been crowned MLS Champions 2018.

Atlanta – who also won the Eastern Conference – secured the title with a two-nil win against Portland Timbers. The MLS club has used The Sports Office performance management system for elite football (The Soccer Squad) for two seasons. The system supports United’s First Team and Academy and helps the organisation optimise all aspects of performance and preparation.

The Sports Office Client Manager, Carl Pomfret, works closely with Atlanta United. He said: ”We congratulate Atlanta United on their Championship victory. We are incredibly proud of the support we provide them.”

Lucy Rushton, Atlanta United’s Head of Technical Recruitment and Performance Analysis said: “ The improvement in our data management has allowed us to identify patterns and trends in our performances and coaching.”

Atlanta United FC Celebrating Major League Soccer 2018 as they are crowned champions

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The Sports Office systems for elite football provide a range of functions to support performance management; with extensive modules for coaching, medical, conditioning, scouting and administration.

The centralised system includes features to support all departments within a professional club. Features also include video analysis, depth charts and session planning.

The Sports Office’s Soccer Squad successfully supports senior management and players through a centralised hub. It allows for enhanced communication and athlete management through the use of The Manager’s App and The Sports Office A.P.P.

Read more about Atlanta United FC ’s experience with The Sports Office here.

The Sports Office A.P.P. is now LIVE across the Google Play and App Store

The Sports Office A.P.P. – The Athlete Performance Platform:

Over 2018 The Sports Office developers have been working hard on one of the most exciting and powerful releases to date. The Sports Office Athlete Performance Platform (A.P.P.) is our Native App, which is now LIVE in both the Google Play and App store.

The A.P.P. integrates with our performance management solution and optimises all communication, sports science, medicine and administrative processes between an organisation and its players/athletes.

Improved administrative features will enhance communication across the organisation. The App brings all users, including staff and players on to a single efficient platform.

Users can access their individual or team weekly schedules through the App. They can also sync them with personal calendars (iCal or Outlook) and click-through to events to show extended details and further event attachments.

The Sports Office A.P.P. in App Store and Google Play Store

Player surveys including Wellbeing, RPE, Mental health or Physio Requests can be completed directly through the App. Staff are instantly alerted to this information.

The App offers comprehensive video playback features to engage players with performance footage. The video analytics reports allow users to monitor and track player engagement.

The reports will show total views, duration and hits on all content. Staff can assign specific videos to individuals, who can then favourite or download the content to view offline.

Instant messaging allows direct communication with players and parents/guardians. Staff can start conversations with an individual or group of users.

Players or parents/guardians can contact staff via the two-way communication.

Receive push notifications and alerts on all messages to keep everyone up to date with the latest information.

The App allows staff to upload club documents to keep players or parents/guardians informed on a variety of topics including nutrition, travel and codes of conduct.

The Sports Office A.P.P. is compatible with iOS and Android devices. For more information, contact us now!

UAR Argentina Rugby Union Choose The Sports Office

Buenos Aires, Argentina:

The Sports Office are excited to announce that Argentina Rugby Union (UAR) is the latest major nation to choose our performance management system for elite rugby.

The UAR will use ‘The Rugby Squad’ system throughout their structures, including the Argentina national team ‘Los Pumas’. They are 10th in the World Rugby rankings currently and compete in the Rugby Championship. The Union’s Super Rugby team, Los Jaguares, will also use ‘The Rugby Squad’ to maximise the potential of their players.

Chris Tuson Client Manager presenting to UAR staff on The Rugby Squad

Teams in Argentina’s semi-professional and amateur competitions will also benefit from the system.  High-performance rugby centres throughout the country will also be using the same platform as a centralised system.

Stuart Jones and Chris Tuson from The Sports Office Client Management team recently visited Buenos Aires to help UAR staff launch and implement the system.

Stuart Jones said: “We are delighted to welcome the UAR as a Sports Office client. Both the Argentina national team and Los Jaguares regularly compete at the highest level and we believe The Rugby Squad will provide excellent support as they strive for further success.”

Jones added: “The trip to Buenos Aires was a great success and we met with each department to help implement the system across the organisation.

“We are confident the whole of Argentinian rugby will benefit from The Rugby Squad’s many features.”

The implementation of the system within UAR structures consisted of full training days for staff in coaching, sports medicine, sports science and administration departments. Staff from the organisation’s high-performance centres also met with the Client Management team.

One element of the UAR’s use of The Rugby Squad system will be to improve scheduling. This will enable players from across a geographically large nation to attend training without timing conflicts. Improving sports medicine, sports science testing and data collection are also areas to benefit.

Los Pumas and Los Jaguares Training in Buenos Aires

Dublin, Ireland:

The Sports Office CEO, Phil Clarke and Client Managers Stephen Young and Dan Jackson recently met with Los Pumas coaching and management staff in Dublin, prior to their Autumn International against Ireland.

They met with all national team medical, coaching and performance staff including Alex Ross and Lucas Chioccarelli. The Client Managers went to ensure all Argentina player profiles were properly set up on the system. Specific injury fields and scheduling were also set up for the rest of the season.

Many elite rugby organisations throughout the world are among The Sports Office’s varied client base. These include governing bodies, teams in the SANZAR Super Rugby competition and the Australian NRL.  Also, clubs in the UK’s Rugby League Super League and now in Major League Rugby over in USA.

If your organisation needs a centralised system allowing all departments to share data and information, contact The Sports Office now.

NEW Medical Enhancements for 2019

The Sports Office has exciting developments and enhancements across the system to come for 2019, including site-wide and bespoke developments for specific clubs.  The Medical module, the most powerful across the site is to go under a remodel with a brand new interface.

The new medical dashboard from The Sports Office

The new and improved medical dashboard provides easier access to current and previous medical data. This includes access to current and previous injuries, notes and other medical information.

Medics will soon see more information with fewer clicks. Faster processes for adding injuries, creating SOAP notes and accessing medical information will provide a significant improvement to the user experience.

These developments will be going LIVE  in Spring 2019. The Sports Office centralised hub cohesively brings all departments together to work on one platform.

 

For more information on our developments and enhancements, or if you think your organisation could benefit from The Sports Office, contact us now!

Canberra Raiders

Canberra Raiders:

The Sports Office’s Head of Client Services, Andy Gorski, recently travelled to Australia to work with leading National Rugby League club, Canberra Raiders, to deliver a full system implementation. All of the Raiders’ playing groups, including the first team, the Jersey Flegg team plus the Junior and Women’s teams have started to use The Sports Office’s ‘Rugby Squad’ platform for athlete management.

Staff from Coaching, Medicine, Sports Science and Administration departments have all received training. They are delighted with how quickly they have been able to integrate it into their daily workflows.

Canberra Raiders Player completing Fitness TestSystem Implementation:

The five-day on-site implementation was delivered at the Raider’s training facility prior to the start of the pre-season programme. Andy Gorski initially worked closely with the Coaching staff to prepare the system before players returned.

The following two days were spent with the Medical and Strength and Conditioning staff,  focusing on pre-season screening and testing. Playing squads were also supported to gain access to their designated areas of the system, to view team schedules and wellbeing data.

Andy Gorski commented “This implementation and set-up for Canberra Raiders was a great success and we believe this aspect of our service is highly beneficial for our clients.

“The Club and Staff were friendly and welcoming and we’re delighted to have Canberra Raiders as one of the latest members of The Sports Office ‘club’.”

During the implementation visit, Andy Gorski also worked closely with Raider’s Performance staff Matt Ford and Wendy Bennett. This ensured all users had an account with a populated schedule and that elements including accurate GPS data points were input to prepare for future data collection.

Andy Gorski Teaching players how to use The Sports Office system

The Raider’s medical department also received support with the set up for injury surveillance, fitness testing, monitoring and screening in order to be ready for the NRL season. In addition, the bespoke medical dashboard was set up,  ready for club-specific injury fields.

All dashboards and reports were configured to ensure player availability was transparent and accurate for Head of Performance, Nigel Ashley-Jones. This functionality allows sports science staff to monitor players’ physical wellness and test results.

The Raiders continued their use of the ‘Rugby Squad’ during a pre-season camp which included an intensive week of training. During this, the system allowed the staff to create the players’ daily schedule and training plans.

The Canberra pre-season programme now continues until the NRL kick-off in March 2019. The Sports Office Client Management team will continue to provide ongoing assistance with the performance management system.

The Sports Office provides online performance management systems for elite sport, which offer a range of functionality. The systems support key performance processes including athlete monitoring and training load management. In addition, the Raider’s will also be using the system to assist with injury prevention, administration, and sports analytics.

Many elite rugby organisations throughout the world are among the company’s varied client base. These include governing bodies, teams in the SANZAR Super Rugby competition, the Australian NRL and clubs in the UK’s Rugby League Super League.

If your club needs a centralised hub, allowing departments to cohesively work under one system, contact The Sports Office now!

 

 

PMA Club Engagement Day hosted at Old Trafford

The PMA on a MacBook at Old Trafford StadiumThe Premier League performance team invited the Client Managers to Old Trafford to assist with a PMA Club Engagement Day.

The PMA is the performance management solution provided by The Sports Office and used by over 90 Premier League and Football League Academies. This provides a platform for all academy players and staff to collect performance and wellbeing data allowing coaches to conduct player reviews and reports.

The Client Management team presented on new system functionality and future developments. They joined discussion groups with Academy staff to share insights and experiences to see how they could improve their current use of the system.

TSO staff presenting on the PMA to academy staff

Staff from clubs such as Bournemouth and Manchester City gave presentations on elements of The PMA which they maximise. Sam White, Youth Development Phase Coach from Bournemouth presented on Player Reviews through The ‘Report Engine’.

Followed by Ellen Kristiansen, Academy Secretary from Manchester City who exhibited their use for event management. Coaching and games programmes were among other topics presented, focusing on how they use The PMA to assist in their daily club operations.

The Sports Office offers a range of support and services, including club visits, the support desk and training days. All clients have this available to them to ensure they maximise their performance potential.

The Sports Office would like to thank Premier League, in particular, Andy O’Boyle, Head of Elite Performance and Paul Prescott, Youth Programmes Manager for hosting the event.

Academy Directors across elite sport use The Sports Office ‘Report Engine’ for Long Term Player Development

Academy Directors from a range of elite sports clubs have highlighted The Sports Office ‘Report Engine’ as an invaluable tool for optimising long-term player development.

The ‘Report Engine’ is a core element of The Sports Office performance management systems for elite sport. The functionality has the power and capacity to deliver fully customisable and automated reports to staff, players and other key personnel.

Users can create and share individual player or automated team reports, using a range of performance data. The reports can track on-field and training performance, injuries and wellbeing.

Emma Flett, Aberdeen FC’s Senior Football Operations Coordinator, commented: “Player and parent engagement has improved as coaches’ reports can be tracked and analysed.

“Prior to the adoption of The Sports Office, much of the reporting on players’ performance was verbal, which was difficult to monitor and review with players at later dates.”

She continued, “The ease of use of the system has allowed the club to develop and progress its Academy functions. It has been invaluable since its introduction in 2013.”

The Sports Office Report Engine Player Performance Report on a MacBook

The ‘Report Engine’ has key benefits for everyone within an elite football organisation. Transparency and feedback can be provided at all levels including federations, players and parents.

In addition to their success within Scotland, The Sports Office also work to support the FA’s The Long-term player development strategy. A strategy which emphasises the importance of accurate performance data and applied knowledge for player development.

The ‘Report Engine’ can also present data in an accessible format. This makes it easier to apply and take effective evidence-based decisions.

If you feel your organisation would benefit from a centralised hub which cohesively brings together all elements of performance workflow into one system, contacts The Sports Office now.

TSO Visit MLS Semi-Finalists Clients Atlanta United & Grass-Roots Team Smryna Soccer Club

Atlanta United:

The Sports Office Client Managers are spreading the company’s global footprint as they visit clients across the world of elite sport. They are helping clubs and organisations to implement and maximise The Sports Office performance management systems.

Senior Client Manager Carl Pomfret spent last week with Atlanta United’s Academy personnel including medical and sports science staff. He worked with them on GPS data entry processes.

Carl also met with Atlanta United Technical Director, Carlos Bocanegra, a former Fulham FC and U.S. national player. They discussed the use of The Soccer Squad. A range of automated report

Carl at Atlanta United training facilities

building functionality was also demonstrated to staff, including options to create individual, team and key prospect reports.

Along with meeting the club’s Technical Director, Carl supported medical staff with work on seasonal reporting and assisted with the use of the ‘SOAP’ note template.

He demonstrated that the system is a powerful coaching and reporting tool as well. These reports can be automated and directly sent to coaches via email, SMS or through The Manager’s App.

Atlanta United are currently in the Semi-Finals of the MLS Audi Cup Play-Offs, after beating their fellow Sports Office rival New York City FC 1-0 in the first round of the playoffs. The second and knock out round will be this Sunday, 11/11/18 at 10 pm GMT.

Smyrna Soccer Club:

The Sports Office has also recently begun working to pilot the system at a grass-roots level with Smyrna Soccer Club in Atlanta, Georgia. The club focuses their use of the system to enhance player health and safety, minimise risk and maximise player development.

Smyrna Soccer Club is using the system to provide each player with daily feedback including reports on matches, training and stats on focused targets and goals. Carl Pomfret met with Director of Coaching, Jon Conway and Academy Director, Joey Syfret to help to ensure the system is maximising the potential of these young players.

report generated through The Sports Office 'Reports Engine'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To find out more about how The Sports Office systems can help your organisation to centralise its performance data. Contact us today.

Sports Analytics World Series – London 2018

A team from The Sports Office has attended the Sports Analytics World Series conference in London. The event – hosted by professional services giants KPMG – was the fifth in a global series of eight, which focus on sports analytics and sports technology.

The Series showcases cutting-edge ideas and innovations. It attracts more than 5,000 attendees in Australia, India, UK, Netherlands, Japan, Canada, the United States and China.

Client Manager Stephen Young, Business Development Manager Sean Pike and Marketing Coordinator Lori Scriven joined presentations and panel discussions from a number of sports teams, leagues and tech companies. The team also attended sessions on elite sports performance and sports data and analytics.

 

Client Manager Stephen Young and Marketing Coordinator at SAC World Series

Sean Pike commented: ”The event provided a great opportunity to meet a range of people in high-performance sport and discuss the latest innovations in Sports Technology and analytics.”

Dr Julia Wells, Head of Performance at the English Institute of Sport, was among the presenters. She discussed her experiences as a performance analyst at the Olympics with Canoe Slalom and other Olympic sports.

Dr Julia Wells, EIS discussing High Performance Analysis

The Sports Office is the industry leader in Performance Management. We provide a centralised system to clubs and organisations across elite sports, including teams across NRL, Premier League, and MLS. To learn more about our services and apps including The Player’s App and The Manager’s App, contact us now.

Record Level of Automated Custom Reports through The Sports Office Systems

The volume of automated custom reports generated by The Sports Office performance management systems ‘Report Engine’ has reached a record level.

In September 2018, more than 8000 instant reports and 1200 automated reports were delivered using 167 unique templates for users across elite sports using the ‘Report Engine’. These clients included teams in the Premier League, Serie A and MLS. As well as clients in elite rugby, pro cycling, ice hockey and sports academies. They covered a broad range of data including training loads, injury data, future squads and more.

The Sports Office performance management systems allow users to quickly and easily trigger the output of reports across their bespoke performance criteria and key performance indicators. All reports export into a visually accessible style. They are also available to view and download on all devices, including desktops, tablets and mobiles.

“We are delighted that this record volume of reports has been achieved by our performance management systems”, commented Phil Clarke

Phil added: “Our systems offer clients the option to fine-tune the reports they create and set up, so they are completely bespoke to their own needs. The reports provide highly-accurate insights which are easy to share and understand, and users can have full confidence in them. Presenting critical information in a simple way is the most important thing in sport and our experience has made us the best at doing this.”

Custom Reports Example from The Sports Office Report Engine

Custom Report Example from The Sports Office Report Engine

Custom Reports Across the World:

The capacity to generate a huge range of custom reports in real-time is just one element of The Sports Office systems. More than 100 professional football clubs, competing in the world’s most high-profile competitions use our systems. This includes teams from the English Premier League, Italy’s Serie A and the MLS.

Several major national sports governing bodies have also chosen to adopt The Sports Office athlete monitoring systems. One of these is the Scottish FA, who use it throughout their structures. This includes all their national teams and all seven of their Performance Schools.

Elsewhere in the world of elite sport, clients include clubs in North America’s NHL and professional cycling teams. Many elite rugby organisations throughout the world are also among the company’s varied client base. Including national governing bodies, teams in the SANZAR Super Rugby competition, the Australian NRL. Along with clubs in the UK’s Rugby League Super League.

Learn more about how clubs like Aberdeen FC and The Blues use our systems, and contact us to find out more!