The Sports Office athlete management systems are used by a growing number of national governing bodies (NGBs) and elite sports federations. Many of these organisations face the dual challenge of optimising performance of national and representative teams or athletes; and managing factors such as long-term athlete development, welfare issues and injury surveillance.
The RFU was among the first group of NGBs to work with the The Sports Office. They have used our system to create a comprehensive electronic medical record covering their elite domestic players and every international squad. The system also provides extensive athlete monitoring functionality, which the RFU has deployed as part of their ground-breaking ‘English Professional Rugby Injury Surveillance Project’. They describe this as “the most comprehensive injury dataset in Professional Rugby Union” and it provides objective analysis of trends in injury risk in the English professional game.
RFU Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Simon Kemp, commented: ”The Sports Office system provides a whole league comprehensive electronic medical record with an integrated injury surveillance function. It’s fundamental to the delivery of sports medicine care to our Premiership and England representative team players. Our players, medical staff and performance teams all derive significant benefits.”
The Scottish Football Association is also an NGB client of The Sports Office. They required an online performance management system, to help support the development of players aged 11- 16, in the association’s seven national performance schools, situated in different regions as well as programmes for their adult national teams. The Sports Office system allows Scottish FA coaches to share and deliver programmes between these sites. Players and staff can also access the system from anywhere by logging in on any device or by using the system’s dedicated app.
David Stevenson, the Scottish Football Association’s Head of Performance Analysis, said: “The Sports Office is a hugely powerful tool allowing us to quickly and easily manage our key performance processes. It helps us give the best possible preparation.”
The Sports Office was also selected to supply the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) with an online performance management system (PMS), to support its Jockey Coaching Programme, managed by the British Racing School and Northern Racing College.
And The Sports Office Business Development Manager Tom Leather added: “We are seeing a growing demand for our athlete management systems from elite sports federations and NGBs. These organisations wish to use them for programmes such as long term injury surveillance and related athlete welfare projects, as well as maximising the performance of teams and athletes in their representative structures.
“We believe our sport specific systems have proven themselves highly capable of meeting these complex needs and they provide extensive functionality to support a broad range of performance management and athlete monitoring activity.”
You can read a more detailed Case Study relating to the Scottish Football Association’s use of The Sports Office athlete management system here.
You can also read about our work with the British Horseracing Authority here.
Please contact The Sports Office today to learn more about how our systems can be used to help elite sporting organisations find the winning edge.