How to Make a Readiness Monitoring Using a Simple Wellness Questionnaire [Part 3]
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How to Make a Readiness Monitoring Using a Simple Wellness Questionnaire [Part 3]

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Although I promised I will show you how to visualize the data using screen cast – I won’t do it. I started taping the screen and it took me more than one hour to actually explain basics, without going into advanced techniques, like name references, dynamic graphs and  dash boarding (which involves a lot of use of functions like VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP, INDEX and MATCH).

Editing would take even longer, since I am not so comfortable with these advanced techniques yet and I would need to reference help files or websites for formulas, parameters, etc,  and  that would need to be cut from the video, or you would just need to endure my Directors cut version 🙂

What I did instead, is I created a template which Complementary Training members can download at the bottom. Here is the screen of the dashboard.

wellness-questionnaire-template

I’ve left more than 150 empty spaces for you to fill with your own data, and I have provided 5 example surveys just to show you the how the visualizations and dashboard works.

To create visualizations of  the data, I’ve used Excel 2010 sparkline function, that shows 10 last measurements for each player or whatever you decide in the “Show last” box (that’s the power of dynamic graph).

The problems with sparklines is that there is no absolute zero (and no axes), but rather it depicts range between two end-points, so a small change end up looking huge. That’s why it is important to check numbers as well.  

If you are interested in these topics you can check the following sources that will help you out:

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I am a physical preparation coach from Belgrade, Serbia, grew up in Pula, Croatia (which I consider my home town). I was involved in physical preparation of professional, amateur and recreational athletes of various ages in sports such as basketball, soccer, volleyball, martial arts and tennis. Read More »
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