During last season, I felt that Metrifit was absolutely critical to our success and how we were able to address individual and team needs throughout the campaign. The ability to acutely monitor stress and recovery and make the correct adjustments was critical to our health and performance throughout the NCAA tournament. Metrifit has a very strong educational component. With the information we get, I am able to clearly understand the habits and behaviors of our athletes, and how they may be impacting performance. We talk about the importance of good “habits” continuously, and this is a way to demonstrate the correlation of good habits, to good performance outcomes. I am able to address specific issues that our athletes are experiencing in a timely and precise fashion. One of the best features of Metrifit is the fact that we can use this as a central hub to gather and collect data from several different sources. HR, GPS, force plate data, to name a few, can be downloaded to add additional data as we see fit. So, in the future, the addition of new technologies will be a simple process. I believe we are only scratching the surface of what we are capable of doing with Metrifit. In the future, Metrifit’s use of predictive analytics will be very interesting regarding what we are finding and how we look at injury prevention and performance.
During last season, I felt that Metrifit was absolutely critical to our success and how we were able to address individual and team needs throughout the campaign…
We have been using Metrifit at Crystal Palace Football Club for 3 seasons now and it has been extremely useful. It allows us to store all training, game, injury and rehabilitation data on one system. With one click of a button we can log in to any individual players file and get to see exactly what a player has been doing over a designated time period. The system is simple and easy to use and has made a huge improvement in how we store our data. I would have no hesitation in recommending Metrifit to any sporting organisation.
We have been using Metrifit at Crystal Palace Football Club for 3 seasons now and it has been extremely useful…
Metrifit is a critical tool as part of our Sports Performance Consultancy at NISUS Fitness. While working with the Clare Senior Hurling team (2012-2014), Horse Sport Ireland (U25 European Eventing Champions) and currently with the Limerick Senior Hurling Team, Metrifit provides our team with critical information across a number of essential aspects of elite athletic performance.
The Readiness To Train (RTT) is a daily marker that allows players to rest when needs be but also allows the coaching team to plan, review and periodise training plans based on the daily feedback from each individual player or athlete. Over time RTT trends identify how individual athletes/players respond to different training stimuli and training phases. This allows coaching staff optimise training loads for individuals within a larger group.
The coaches corner provides an excellent medium for the whole backroom team (Sports Science, Medical, Stats/Video Analysis, Mgmt., liaison officers etc) to communicate with the players on an individual or group basis. Here player information and videos can be uploaded where all can access remotely.
The reports function is pivotal for grouping essential data in a click of a button. Whether information is required on an individual or group basis, over a short or long term, choices are simply applied via drop down menus with immediate and easy to read reports.
The feature most used by our team is the daily dashboard which allows an immediate snap shot of where the whole panel are at across a number of metrics such as training load, RTT, games played etc. A morning ritual is to review the dashboard and the traffic light system easily identifies the players who need to be helped or contacted as a priority before the day begins.
In summary, I have been using Metrifit since 2012 and find its application essential in the quantifying of both acute & chronic training load and thus heavily influences our training and recovery focus on a daily basis. You don’t really know how your players are responding to training stimuli unless you have daily data and Metrifit provides and easy to use and highly effective means of finding this critical information.
In summary, I have been using Metrifit since 2012 and find its application essential in the quantifying of both acute & chronic training load and thus heavily influences our training and recovery focus on a daily basis…
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We asked Brian a number of questions about his experience with Metrifit
What initially sparked your interest in Metrifit?
As an educator and coach it is my responsibility to provide and foster 21st Century Skills to my students. There has been a worldwide “shift” in how society learns, interacts, and what they view as valuable. We are in a digital age and in order to engage, empower, and inspire my students I needed a program that would provide these opportunities.
What are a few of the features within Metrifit that you value or have found to be the most impactful for your student-athletes?
Without a doubt the RTT number, the readiness to train. Our students and especially our Coaches view these numbers before the school day begins. It has enabled conversations and relationships between students and coaches that never would have taken place without the Metrifit program. It provides a voice for the quiet student and a way to “reach out” for our coaches and students as well. Secondly I’d look at ownership. That’s a big thing we do here at Noblesville High School. We’re not just looking for buy-in – we are looking for ownership. The Metrifit program provides an opportunity for ownership. Both the students and coaches equally share in the athlete/team development process. Lastly and probably most importantly in all honesty relationships. Our coaches through Metrifit basically have an ‘X-ray’ vision into the habits and lifestyles and stressors their athletes have on a day to day basis, especially when they are not together. Thus the professional authentic relationships created through the casual conversations, reflection process and application provided is priceless.
How has Metrifit impacted the “culture” at Noblesville High School?
There are 3 aspects to Metrifit that have really enhanced the overall culture
1. The positive engagement
2. Personal Team Ownership and lastly
3. The higher overall commitment to health and lifestyle
The amount of authentic conversations and learning regarding sleep and nutrition alone have proved immeasurable to our coaches and students alike. In addition Metrifit offers your shy and meek students a voice they normally would not have the courage to have. I was able to identify some severe mental health concerns in 2 students this past year based off consistent low RTT – your readiness to train scores. And then the authentic conversation that came along with that student. It was literally a potential life saver. We were able to connect the student with the right counselor, with the right guidance and at the end you need to go with Metrifit because its more than just your innovative athletic monitoring system. It’s really a system that engages all students and people to levels that you wouldn’t even think really existed.
Who or what groups should use Metrifit?
You know initially I thought that this would be directed at student-athletes only. After only 1 semester it was obvious that all students would benefit from an innovative monitoring program such as Metrifit. This is great for coaches but for parents and your general classroom teacher as well this is very powerful. The readiness to train or RTT number gives you a lot of information not just about their sleep, nutrition – but also how they are feeling today, if they’re sore, if they’re stressed, their overall academic preparedness. That’s valuable when you’re in an English classroom, that’s valuable in a Maths classroom. To have that information ahead of time so that when a student comes to you, or in a parent’s role when you look at your child that you love like no other and there are issues going on – you can have that information ahead of time as a speaking point. And maybe it just serves as that catalyst to develop that relationship further. So once again this has been great from the athletics side of it, but from a parents side and then from a holistic school approach – this program is for everybody.
If you are a coach, athletic director, or administrator that is looking to further strengthen your relationships with your athletes, bring your program into the 21st Century digital age, provide your program a innovative athletic monitoring system, and separate yourself from your competition then Metrifit is for you!
Our coaches through Metrifit basically have an ‘X-ray’ vision into the habits and lifestyles and stressors their athletes have on a day to day basis, especially when they are not together…
I stumbled across Metrifit when I was looking for a way to monitor my University athletes and provide some immediate feedback in a creative way. Not only did I find what I was looking for from Metrifit in the form of an online dashboard; their customer service with Peter and Ann is exceptional – did I mention there is a 7 hour time difference! I just recently renewed our subscription because they continually add new features to assist with our development. The data that is coming out is exceptionally helpful for our coaching staff to determine where athletes are in their recovery, training loads, & well-being. The holistic approach of medical, physical, emotional and even tech/tactical; bringing together what we need to monitor and evaluate our University players. “If you can’t measure it – it doesn’t exist.” I know we were the first Canadian University to use the program and I know many more will be asking for it in the future! I highly recommend Metrifit.
I stumbled across Metrifit when I was looking for a way to monitor my University athletes and provide some immediate feedback in a creative way…
Lincoln University has implemented Metrifit as a total athlete management system to give our Sports Scholarship student-athlete’s the best possible advantage in their sporting endeavours. Lincoln University’s student-athletes have not only benefited from using Metrifit as part of the Sports Scholarship Programme but have also been educated on the many factors which influence sports performance. Metrifit has been used to gain a more in-depth insight into our student-athlete’s progressive athletic development and balance relative to their particular sporting and training activities, academic studies and total load. Metrifit has also enhanced reporting, record keeping and improved communication from both within the Sports Scholarship Programme and with external providers. Metrifit doesn’t just help with optimising our Sports Scholarship students’ athletic performance. It assists us in helping them get the balance right between their sporting activities and academic studies. We’re trying to build resourcefulness and character in our students for life, not just the sports field.
The after sales service of Metrifit to Lincoln University, their willingness to help, accessibility and constant improvement to the benefit our student-athletes has been unwavering. The HST and Metrifit team have been extremely helpful in the ongoing development of a system that is specific to our needs.
Metrifit doesn’t just help with optimising our Sports Scholarship students’ athletic performance. It assists us in helping them get the balance right between their sporting activities and academic studies…
Since working with Metrifit we have created a platform that was easy to implement and it’s value was easy to communicate. What’s more impressive is the ability to utilize the basics but at the same time have the capability to explore detailed and intricate correlative data points that helps us as coaches gain the most from our athletes. Metrifit has also served as an easy communications hub to ensure essential information is passed to the appropriate team. We are excited to what the future from Metrifit will bring.
What’s more impressive is the ability to utilize the basics but at the same time have the capability to explore detailed and intricate correlative data points that helps us as coaches gain the most from our athletes…
Sport in the 21st century is at such an advanced state with regard to applied sports science, sports technology, medical pre-habilitation and rehabilitation, amongst other interventions that even the smallest percentage improvement can make the significant difference between success and failure, victory and defeat. The cutting edge technology of Metrifit enables Managers, Coaches and Players to use this innovative technology to gain these crucial percentage points over their opponents in a technologically advanced yet easy to use web-based platform. In the context of elite level Gaelic Football, which is an amateur sport based in a professional sport environment, player-monitoring is a critical aspect of performance preparation and player development and Metrifit provides the perfect platform to do this. The data collated on a daily basis greatly informs Management Teams while the educational aspect of the system really appeals to modern day athletes who are constantly looking for that extra edge.
The cutting edge technology of Metrifit enables Managers, Coaches and Players to use this innovative technology to gain these crucial percentage points over their opponents…
Metrifit has been hugely beneficial in supporting our coaches and back room staff to track and monitor our players training loads, performance and readiness to train. Having a one-stop shop for collating all relevant information across a holistic picture of the player allows us to help prevent burnout, injury and provide timely feedback and communication to all
Metrifit has been hugely beneficial in supporting our coaches and back room staff…
Gaelic football is an intermittent high-intensity collision-based field sport requiring high levels of endurance, strength, power, agility, and speed as well as proficiency with gaelic-related skills. These components comprise the training modalities used at the elite level and the monitoring of such a vast range of modalities is central to peak performance. The athlete monitoring tool Metrifit allows us to do this and can keep us one step ahead of our competitors.
Gaelic football is an intermittent high-intensity collision-based field sport requiring high levels of endurance, strength, power, agility, and speed as well as proficiency with gaelic-related skills…