A New Approach to Player Readiness and Risk Assessment

We are very pleased to announce the release of AthleteMonitoring.com’s new team readiness dashboard, the first software to include acute:chronic workload ratios in the risk assessment logic.

Based on the latest work by sports scientist Dr Tim Gabbett the Team Readiness Dashboard combines athletes’ self-reported overall wellness score, current health status and evidence-based workload metrics (acute:chronic workload ratios and week-to-week load increase) to provide an holistic picture of each athlete’s level of risk and readiness.

Alerts and dashboards are updated in real-time using individual planned and reported data.

Evidence-based algorithms are used by the dashboard to detect issues and to identify athletes who aren’t coping well with their current workload (and to explain why), those who are not training at their full potential, or those are 100% ready to perform.

Free Demo available, click here to learn more.



New study’s findings supports AthleteMonitoring.com’s data analytics model

A new study just published by the International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance shows that, in professional rugby,  the risk of injury increases in a linear fashion when:

  1. One-week cumulative loads exceed 1245 AU
  2. Week-to-week load changes exceed 1069 AU
  3. Four-week cumulative loads exceed more than 8651 AU

Load in arbitrary units (AU) being calculated from the perceived rating of session difficulty multiplied by session/match duration in minutes (session-RPE x duration).

These variables are automatically monitored by AthleteMonitoring.com’s built-in algorithms. Therefore, this new study’s findings provides further support for AthleteMonitoring.com’s data analytics model, while providing another evidence that effective risk assessment and injury prevention doesn’t require expensive wearable technologies and can be both simple and inexpensive.

Cross et al.: The Influence of In-Season Training Loads on Injury Risk in Professional Rugby Union, International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 2015.

Differential Ratings of Perceived Exertion Helps to Better Interpret the Internal Load

A recent study has demonstrated that, while ratings of perceived exertion (RPE) provide a simple, inexpensive, and valid method for measuring exercise intensity, measuring differential ratings of perceived exertion (e.g. RPE-Legs, RPE-Cardio, RPE-Technical) provides a more sensitive evaluation of the internal load.

Authors suggest that adding these subjective measures to the global session RPE can help coaches to better understand the true dose-response of team sports and better optimize subsequent recovery and training programs.

AthleteMonitoring.com can be used to efficiently capture and monitor differential RPE after each session. Example here: http://tiny.cc/r7we2x

Source:  Weston, M., Siegler, J., Bahnert, A., McBrien, J: The Application of Differential Ratings of Perceived Exertion to Australian Footbal League Matches, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 2004 (http://tees.openrepository.com/tees/bitstream/10149/336611/5/336611.pdf)