Even though many coaches excel at “trusting their gut” or coaching on instinct, when it comes to getting the most out of training and practice, seeing is not believing.
Many times coaches find it difficult to explain why they made certain decisions, whether it’s going for it on fourth down or deciding whether to break out that one dynamic trick play they installed during the offseason. Jason Gallucci, the Director of Performance at Princeton University, explains the importance of having data to inform the decision making process.
Wearable technology isn’t new to the football world, but with i1 Biometrics Athlete Intelligence software, coaches can take the data they are gathering and put it to work for them.
LSU’s Eric Donoval used Polar’s GPS technology during the 2016-2017 season in an attempt to better understand the team’s performance, as well as try and gain a competitive advantage. The benefits became obvious, especially when Donoval began comparing performance as the season progressed.
Gathering and understanding strength and conditioning data is critical to a program’s success.
Whether you’re trying to make program-wide decisions or individual training decisions, Polar’s data provides objective measurements that move the ball forward.
By looking inside the recovery data gathered by Polar technology, coaches can prevent injuries before they occur.
By utilizing the Polar Team 2 system over the past seven years, the University of Louisville has brought strength coaches and sport coaches closer together based on a foundation of data.
Technology has changed the way Villanova head football strength and conditioning coach Jake Cox communicates with his student-athletes and with his coaching colleagues.
By utilizing the Polar Team Pro system, the Green Bay Packers make sure athletes are completely recovered before ramping up their training intensity.
Choosing to track player data is not enough. Coaches must understand the nuances of applying that data in order to make the right adjustments and keep their players injury free.