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.
There is nothing wrong with healthy competition, especially if it leaves a positive impact on a team. Successful coaches understand the importance of fostering an environment where everyone strives to get better, but how do you create competition with factors that have long been viewed as intangible like heart and effort?
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.
Justin Roethlingshoefer, head strength coach for Miami (OH) men’s ice hockey, explains how the data derived from his team’s Polar Team Pro System helps drive decision-making during training and during live games.
When faced by a mountain of athletic performance data, Villanova’s Jake Cox looks for red flags to provide him with a roadmap to help individual athletes prepare better for the challenges of football.
Polar’s Vesa-Matti Suorsa explains how connected wrist devices can help athletic performance coaches track way more than strength and conditioning workouts. Recovery and sleep tracking are high on the list.
Vesa-Matti Suorsa from Polar explains the importance of heart-rate monitoring and the application of quantitative data into an athletic performance regimen.