TSO Attend TGG LIVE: Youth Development Conference

The Sports Office Client Management team recently attended the TGG Live: Youth Development Conference at the AJ Bell Stadium, Salford.

A range of leading practitioners across coaching and youth development discussed many problems faced by coaches and around player development. Along with the methods used to tackle theses issues. 

TGG Live: Youth Development Conference

Kris Van Der Haegen, Director of Coach Education for the Belgian FA gave insight into ‘The Belgian Way’ of coaching and player development. He also explained the different ways to coach each age group across an academy.

Norwich City’s Sporting Director, Stuart Webber also discussed the success and road to promotion this season by creating a development pathway.

The Sports Office performance management systems for elite football provide excellent support for youth development, athlete management and optimising performance.

For more information, contact The Sports Office now.

The Sports Office App Enhanced​

The Sports Office App is enhancing its already extensive functionality for effective athlete management.

Our Development and Client Management teams have analysed user feedback to deliver the improvements. Watch this video to learn more about the App’s latest enhancements in these important areas:

  • Scheduling 
  • Video Tagging
  • Communications 
  • Surveys
  • Documents
  • Social Media Plug-In

 The new features will soon be available. They also include a Newsfeed of the user’s forthcoming events, reviews and videos. You can also read more in the TSO App PDF

The App is available on both iOS and Android and can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play Store.

For more information on The Sports Office App, please contact your Client Manager or get in touch here.

The Sports Office Attend Youth Development Conference

The Sports Office Client Management team recently attended the Premier League‘s Youth Development Conference at Fulham FC’s Craven Cottage.

Client Manager's Dan & Stu at Premier League Youth Development Conference showing The Sports Office Systems & Apps
Dan & Stu demonstrating our excellent performance management services

The team showcased our Performance Management System for elite football to delegates. Additional products and services including The Sports Office App, The Monitoring App and The Manager’s App were also demonstrated.

Client Manager's Carl & Dan at Premier League Youth Development Conference

The Sports Office performance management systems for elite football provide excellent support for youth development, athlete management and optimising performance.

For more information, contact The Sports Office now.

Congratulations to The Sports Office’s elite Football Finalists

As many domestic playing seasons come to a conclusion, The Sports Office is congratulating those of its clients who have recently won trophies and titles in elite football.

The entire top four in the current Premier League’s use ‘The Football Squad’.  Arsenal and Chelsea, the top two teams in the FA Women’s Super League, are also users. 

Football Trophies Won by TSO Clients

Manchester City also dominated the domestic football leagues as they win the Premier League, FA Cup, Carabao Cup and Community Shield.

Both this season’s Champions League finalists also use our system. Liverpool and Tottenham face each other in the decider in Madrid on 1st June. 

We send our congratulations to all our clients across elite football for their performances this season. If your club would like to benefit from ‘The Football Squad’ contact The Sports Office now.

TSO take on Toronto

The Sports Office Client Managers have recently visited Toronto to meet with a range of existing and prospective clients from elite sport in Canada.

Toronto FC:

Carl Pomfret and Chris Tuson spent three days with long-term client Toronto FC. The meeting focused on the medical and sports science elements of The Soccer Squad, our dedicated performance management system for elite soccer. Sports Science Director, Jim Liston and Head of Strength and Conditioning, Tim Williams represented the MLS outfit.

Toronto staff also provided feedback on aspects of system usage and received a demonstration of the new Monitoring App. The App improves the input of sports science and testing data for both staff and player. The Toronto FC Academy staff plans aim to implement it throughout their structures.

Chris and Carl at Toronto Maple Leafs game

Toronto’s Academy Manager, Anthony Capotosto also discussed setting-up players on the system. This would provide an opportunity for players to take ownership of wellbeing and monitoring data. Along with ways to improve player assessments and 12-week reviews through The Soccer Squad.

Scouts from across the structure met with Carl to run through the system and processes for data entry. He also assisted them by creating various custom reports and ‘How To’ guides for instant remote support.

Carl Pomfret and Chris Tuson also met with other Canadian clients including NHL side Toronto Maple Leafs and new Rugby League team Toronto Wolfpack. Both are users of The Sports Office athlete management systems.

For more information on how we can support your club, contact The Sports Office now.

The Monitoring App

The Monitoring App is live across all The Sports Office Athlete Management Systems. 

It provides support for the sports science department, along with athletes and players within elite sports organisations. 

The App allows users to select their personal profile and input regular testing and monitoring data. 

This data then feeds into the system’s main dashboard to assist sports science staff with a range of performance management and monitoring tasks.

For more information on how your club can benefit from The Monitoring App, contact us now.

What you need to know about Medical Security

The need for medical confidentiality and data security is now greater than ever. The Sports Office electronic medical record system offers the highest levels of reassurance in this area.

Director of Development, Craig Bailey said “We are proud of the standards we have set and in attaining our ISO qualification, along with being HIPPA and PIPEDA compliant.

“Our systems deliver the standards of security demanded by our clients in the world of high-performance sports”

The electronic medical records system also provides access to screening/testing data, medical notes and injury details.

With user-definable dashboards, customisable fields and extensive reporting functionality available, the medical system is an integral part of the solution.

Medical Features on your TSO System:

Medical Pin

Restrict access to users who obtain a medical pin. The designated medical personel such as a Chief Medical Officer has the ability to set up user pins.

Team Assignments

Provide access to specific users so they only have the ability to view the player’s medical information they work with.

Role-based Access

Restrict access across the whole system, to enter the medical functionality, filter this access to role-specific users. Allow Club Doctors and Medical Practitioners different levels of access to data than Physiotherapists/Masseurs.

Medical Availability

Allow general medical data such as fitness/availability to be shared with all/certain staff, but hide any medically sensitive data.

Two-Factor Authentication

The system offers all medical users two-factor authentication, offering an even more secure system. This method will ask users to log in using their system details and then a second method via call or text message.

Full User Change Log

The system stores a date and time stamped log of any changes made against an injury as a means of accountability. This includes any information added or deleted to users notes, medications, treatments, etc.

Medical Reporting

The Sports Office Report Engine for Custom Medical reporting

The systems built-in Report Engine comes with numerous medical reporting templates as well as the ability to build bespoke custom reports and dashboards

Annual Penetration Testing

The Sports Office work with an external security partner to ensure the highest standard of security with annual penetration testing.

Medical information is at the forefront of our performance management systems for elite sport and we take the sensitivity and security of this data with the utmost importance.

Protecting athlete data and ensuring practitioners are accountable for all note keeping is simple when using The Sports Office.

For more information on The Sports Office Medical system, contact us now.

Enhanced Data Sharing with The Sports Office

The Sports Office systems now support Data Sharing across further elements of our Performance Management Solution.

The latest developments allow further data sharing across a hierarchal organisational structure e.g. National and Domestic Team/Club.

Since 2010, seven National Governing Bodies (NGB’s) across three different sports have used our systems to capture and process performance data. They choose us for our ability to transfer data from Club to National level, and back down.

Until now this capability has mostly been used around medical functionality. Now other areas across the system can share data, including scheduling, events and training programmes.

The new functionality allows users to share Player Development Reports or Individual Performance Plans across the organisational structure for live monitoring of each athlete/player. Data from players training and games are recorded on the system to allow seamless reporting. This aids communication between player, club and NGB.

Player Monitoring:

Monitoring players whilst at both club and national level is vital to maintain elite performance. This can range from capturing the player wellness to monitoring their weekly training load.

Training and Match Load are instantly visible to both domestic and national club staff.

Having this information readily available across the structure will ensure players are consistently training to meet their individual player performance plans.

Live Alerting:

Staff across the domestic club can be alerted to any player’s feedback during national camp, along with any performance data recorded and shared through the system.

Standardised Data Sets:

The parent club (NGB) can mandate particular settings on the system to then feedback down to the child club.

Standardising the data sets allows for a game wide unified approach to improving athlete wellness.

Surveys are available on the App to benefit and feedback to both the child and parent club. Completing the survey will alert both teams with up to the minute information.

Across the structure, the system allows you to share coaching programmes and player reviews.

Standardising the data sets will improve benchmark reporting on players, providing insight across the club to national performance.

Data Types:

  • Session Activity Types
  • Game Time
  • GPS Data
  • Wellbeing
  • Monitoring & Testing
  • Video Tags
  • Performance Analysis
  • Individual Performance Plan / Development Report


This enhanced facility to share information across the structure is advantageous for any parent/child club. It will improve communication across the whole organisational structure and aligns the clubs and staff to help achieve their common goals.

Athlete Monitoring is streamlined and staff can manage players overall wellness, performance and load.

In addition, cohesive reporting on athlete performance and wellbeing data is much easier to do. Users can also export reports using all data sets.

A comprehensive 360° view of a player’s training and performance at both their club and the national team is now made easier with The Sports Office.

For more information on The Sports Office Centralised Athlete Management System, contact us now.

Video Tagging now On The Sports Office App

Video Tagging on The Sports Office App

The Sports Office has made enhancements to our App to improve its video functionality.

Tagging is now available to players and staff who are using the App to both review and preview performance.

Staff users can upload XML files to the system to assign tags to match or training footage for video analysis.

They now have the facility to tag key moments of play including passes, tackles, goals, etc. and share these via the app with players.

Players and athletes can then use the App to view videos and download footage which is created for them. This can be both personal or team footage.

The tags allow players to quickly and easily click through each key moment in order to complete their post-match review or prepare for a one-to-one meeting with their coach.

In addition to assigning tags to players, the coaching staff can track the number and duration of views and view all tags on the video analytics section of the main Sports Office site.

This exciting update will improve the overall user experience and enhance the performance review process.

For more information on the latest video tagging features from The Sports Office, contact us now.

First rel​ease of The Sports Office system updates for 2019 now live

The first series of updates for 2019 are now live and available on all Sports Office systems. A range of enhancements have been introduced to support users in all areas of high-performance sport. This includes the latest app development, The Monitoring App, designed to assist sports scientists and fitness tracking.

Medical Dashboard:

The new medical dashboard will improve overall user workflow. Design improvements provide easier access to all injury information. Medical practitioners can now add new SOAP notes, treatments, medication and other key medical data whilst reviewing other injury details.

Adding a SOAP note on TSO

Screening and Assessment Report Charts:

Users can now report on all fields on Screening and Assessment Reports. They can create charts and tables on each field across different players, date ranges and teams.

Player Search:

When creating or assigning players to different teams, our new feature enables users to search for players by their name or position. This means creating and selecting teams is a quicker and more efficient process.

The Monitoring App:

The Monitoring App is our latest native app and is now available to download for both iOS and Android.

It is a sports science and fitness testing tool which simplifies the data input process when monitoring and testing athletes.

To support the use of The Monitoring App, users can now find a new page on the Sports Office system. This allows authorised users to create testing groups and set different tests in preparation for athlete monitoring.

The New Sports Science Kiosk App

Channelling all of the data into the systems main dashboard will speed-up data collection, as well as presenting information in a clear and accessible format.

For more information on the latest systems enhancements contact The Sports Office now.