Academy of Sports and Education’s athlete-centred model of training has been taken to the next level with the launch of a ground-breaking sports technology monitoring system.
The new ASE performance monitoring platform will be central to the development of our student-athletes. It will provide real time performance analytics and lifestyle data, designed to identify patterns and maximise performance as well optimising training workloads.
The innovative tracking system will also enhance the reflective and educational process of student-athletes’ interactions in their recovery and performance. Athletes will have exclusive access to self-report on their wellness, training, injuries and fitness using their smartphones or tablets.
Through using a holistic and evidence based approach, staff can apply individual coaching strategies and effective training doses to improve areas such as mood, energy, stress, mental health, motivation, fatigue, recovery, injury risk, nutrition and hydration.
We acknowledge elevated fatigue and poor sleep quality are significant predictors of injury and this system enables us to adopt a proactive approach to injury prevention. It will also help us to identify non sport stressors that impact the readiness to train or compete whilst ensuring our athletes have a fun and enjoyable sporting experience.
The evidence based system enables staff to make informed decisions to adjust training workloads that will reduce the risk of over-training and injury which detects fatigue and levels of recovery through alerts, fatigue patterns (physical and psychological), wellness, fitness, health and recovery levels.
Our academy care provision also extends to accounting for ongoing, day-to-day and week-to-week progress and well-being, encouraging growth and a successful training experience.
Academy Director Jamie Strong stated “Never before has an individual person had the ability to monitor and measure their performance with tangible datapoints, developing important individual benchmarks along the way.
This data can be used to compare performance benchmarks with national standards. The only way we can adapt the training to the athlete is to understand where the athlete is and what they’re enduring physically, socially and psychologically.
Our focus is to ensure athletes are able to maintain in the ‘high performance-low risk’ zone to maximize athletic potential safely’