Sports analysis software is not just something for the trainer or physiotherapist to use although of course keeping an eye on the fitness of players is very important. It can be used by almost any member of any sporting team or an individual and his or her support to make sure that everything runs smoothly, from getting to fixtures on time to financial planning.
Planning coaching sessions
Using sports analysis software to plan coaching sessions means that without complex arrangements on a one to one basis, a coach can make sure that every player gets exactly the level of coaching they need. It is not only wasteful to over train it can also be quite dangerous in sportspersons at the top of their game, causing injuries which can be quite serious. Stopping training at an optimum level for every individual is easy with sports analysis software and running different sessions simultaneously saves money and time all round. It also makes it easier to keep up with who has achieved what, when this part of the programme is looked at in conjunction with the mobile access portal which logs any other activity on an individual basis.
It doesn’t matter how big and famous a team is, money is still an issue and with sports analysis software on board all finances can be controlled from one place, including reports and internal communications. Using a common platform across all departments always makes administration simpler because nothing falls down the cracks so any sports analysis software needs to include as many different sectors of a club or team as it possibly can. Making sure that all events run smoothly is also a vital component – if something is badly organised it looks bad for the club and when potential players are deciding where they might next use their talents, they will look for a club or team with a good PR record, not one which is known to be a little flaky.
Scouting for talent
Choosing players for down the line is not just a gleam in a trainer’s eye any more, it is done scientifically by using sports analysis software. Watching youngsters going through their paces when they have been trained by different people, played in different teams and have different body types can make spotting a winner difficult but by inputting their training parameters into some good quality sports analysis software a scout can tell if they have the potential to become exceptional athletes. When they join a team as a junior, they can then be monitored for improvement as training goes on and in this way the final team can be made up of only the very best. Sport is quite a cutthroat business and it needs scientific input to prevent a waste of money – training an up and coming junior who does not have it in him to make the grade is wasteful as well as ultimately demoralising for the person who in the end doesn’t make the final cut.
Article written by Rebecca Fearn, Copywriter who often writes for The Sports Office.