The Ins and Outs of Load Management through the OwnUrGoal Platform
The OwnUrGoal Platform creates an environment that can track your physical load to keep you aware of the amount of training you have undertaken and assist your coaches to monitor whether you are being over or under-trained; while also keeping them informed of injuries or sicknesses that might come up.
What is Load Management?
Regular training prepares athletes for the demands of the sport. It ensures that performance levels improve, and the risk of injury is reduced. We already understand that moderate to high intensity training load improves performance, and if conducted correctly will help protect an athlete from injury.
Load Management is the ability to be able to plan training programs that ensure adequate training stimulus without accumulating excessive training stress.
Why is Load Management important for young athletes (and athletes in general)?
At OwnUrGoal, we want young athletes to continue to improve their adaptation and skills. To achieve this, they need to be training, which is why the first objective of load management is to reduce the likelihood of injury.
Once injury prevention is managed, the second objective is to plan and manage training loads to maximise adaptation and skill development.
How does the OwnUrGoal Platform help manage this?
The OwnUrGoal Load Management feature allows players to record their activities on a daily basis. From this information, the OwnUrGoal Platform is able to provide coaches and staff a series of assessment tools that determine the risk of injury and training effectiveness. These tools allow coaches and staff to quickly assess their training programs for each athlete and adjust as required to maximise improvement whilst reducing the risk of injury.
Wellness Management For Elite Athletes
Designed with the health and well-being of elite athletes in mind, the OwnUrGoal Platform tracks the activity and well-being of athletes. It is crucial that every coach is in tune with their players, and the wellness management feature allows athletes and coaches to work together to manage any health or well-being issues that could arise.
What is Wellness Management?
In basic terms, wellness management is knowing how your athletes are tracking both emotionally and physically and then responding to changes that may arise off each athlete’s standard markers.
Why is Wellness Management important for young athletes (and athletes in general)?
In today’s day and age, young athletes are under increased pressure to perform, and further to this, the social media minefield is also affecting young people’s daily life with increased bullying and a desire to be accepted.
By tracking a series of emotional and physical markers, coaches and staff are able to pick-up the signs of athletes under distress early in the cycle. With this information, early intervention can be achieved to assist their young people to better adjust and cope.
How does the OwnUrGoal App help manage this?
The OwnUrGoal Platform provides quick and easy mechanisms for athletes to enter their emotional and physical markers on a daily basis. With this information, the Platform consolidates data to track, report and alert negative trends for each athlete to coaches and staff.
They can then use this reporting and alerting to reach out to those athletes requiring assistance to help prevent further decline. Early intervention is the key and the OwnUrGoal Platform provides, not only instant notification of this but also, fast mechanisms to communicate with athletes requiring extra attention and support.