Taking an Acceleration-Based Approach to Performance and Return to Play
While there are many techniques and technologies directed at strengthening the hamstrings, Coach Derek Hansen explains why short sprints are a better means of addressing the specific strength needs of the hamstrings for athletic performance and return to play. This includes basic coaching techniques for sprint and acceleration training to use as part of in-season protocols.
Fatigue Profiling with Athletes During the Competitive Season
With very little time to train in-season, baseline assessments provide great results and prevent many overtraining situations. They also allow coaches to easily individualize workout plans and tailor them to specific needs.
Return to Play for Concussion: How to Use Data to Determine Player Readiness
By capturing and evaluating athlete exertion levels in their concussion return to play protocol, Brian Wiese and colleagues have reduced premature returns to full activity at Central Michigan University. Their protocol acts as a safety net catching athletes who are unable to meet the exertional goals or whose symptoms return during the process, preventing them from moving to the next step of the protocol.
Prevent and Manage Injuries with Left & Right Data
The Left & Right data received from our force sensors allow trainers to ascertain if the user’s movement pattern is symmetrical while running, and if equal amounts of force are produced on each side of the body. Imbalances might let a coach know:
• If athlete has recovered from injury physically
• If athlete has recovered mentally from an injury
• If the proper bio-mechanics are in place
• If an un-discovered imbalance has the potential to cause further more debilitating injury.