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The Simplest Way To Monitoring Your Training

The Simplest Way To Monitoring Your Training

We are witnessing tremendous increase in measuring technologies, and it seems that if you are not measuring and monitoring you are not training. Unfortunately (or luckily) a lot of clubs (especially in my homeland Serbia) cannot afford 30 units GPS systems, OmegaWave, Dexa scan and you name it.  Being on the budget (or no budget), what can you do to be better than nothing?

In the same vein, I believe that going back to the basics (working without fancy equipment) now and then, is a great “stoic” practice for strength and conditioning coaches and sport scientists.We should never move away from ABCs.

Anyway, in the video below you can find the very simplistic monitoring system implemented in Lean Annual Planner. It is based on work of Javier Mallo and it involves two components:

  1. Training monitoring
  2. Athlete monitoring

Implementing this simple monitoring system and visualizing it in the annual plan is great strategy, even if you have access to all those fancy equipment.

Besides the talk regarding this simple monitoring system, in this video I talk about creating categories (that suit you and your constraints) rather than following a specified script by someone else, as well as the flaws of top-down planning and the belief that this is the only way to do a proper plan. This is all wrapped in the idea of Agile Periodization and Annual Planner represents very flexible tools to realize all of this.

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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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  • 26/01/2017 at 17:46 #19135

    Thx for all the great content you are putting out there Mladen. I am currently planning our coming season using your google drive version of annual planer. I would like to use the monitoring device as well. Do you see anyway to include a a daily readiness score in the monitoring tool (on the top of my head I am thinking below each athlete). We are currently doing daily questionnaires and broad jumps. It would be awesome to include this individual scores of the athlete in the monitoring sheet somehow. I am not very good with excel, trying to improve 🙂

    29/01/2017 at 13:18 #19153

    Great stuff Mladen! Im the S&C of a floorball team in Finland and I actually have the exact same questions as Johan Lång! Good first name btw 😉

    29/01/2017 at 18:03 #19156

    Dear Johans :),

    What you can do is the following: create google forms for RPE and link them to another tab in google sheets (Annual Planner). The problem might be that you need to create dropdown for athletes in “forms”, because you will not know who entered what. Or at least demand they enter name.

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

    We are also finishing great web application for scheduling and surveying on the budget. Should be done by the end of March, maybe even before for the early adopters. Can’t tell you much more, but it will be good solution for collecting any subjective data from athletes.

    29/01/2017 at 18:12 #19157

    Thank you! Looking forward to it!

    29/01/2017 at 18:15 #19158

    Just made one:

    Try to enter couple of responses. This should save results in Annual Monitoring (working on it)

    01/02/2017 at 17:57 #19173

    Lad, new video is coming, most likely this weekend, showing how to pull the survey directly to Google Sheets.
    Watch this space

    02/02/2017 at 23:57 #19180

    Will do! Just got this message so I guess I missed to timeline for the questionaire you posted

    11/07/2017 at 23:38 #20042

    What was the name of the soccer guy you referenced in regard to the different categories of tactical/technical training.

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