William Sands on Athlete Monitoring
William Sands is a true pioneer in sport science and has been doing this “monitoring” thing while some of us were still pissing in diapers. He recently co-authored very interesting paper (see below) and was kind enough to post a recent video on his YouTube channel.
So if you are interested in training monitoring please read the paper below and enjoy the video.
Sands W, Kavanaugh A, Murray S, McNeal JR, Jemni M. (2016) Modern techniques and technologies applied to training and performance monitoring. Inter J of Sports Physiol and Perf. Accepted, September 2016.
Athlete preparation and performance continues to increase in complexity and costs. Modern coaches are shifting from reliance on personal memory, experience, and opinion to evidence from collected training load data. Training load monitoring may hold vital information for developing systems of monitoring that follow the training process with such precision that both performance prediction and day-to-day management of training become an adjunct to preparation and performance. Time series data collection and analyses in sport are still in their infancy with considerable efforts being applied in “big-data” analytics and models of the appropriate variables to monitor and methods for doing so. Training monitoring has already garnered important applications, but lacks a theoretical framework from which to develop further. As such, we propose a framework involving the following: analyses of individuals, trend analyses, rules-based analysis, and statistical process control.