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Tech Guide 2023
Decreasing injuries
with Data
By Wesley Sykes
Managing Editor
B
y tracking the movements of athletes, GPS
wearable technologies can identify potential injury
risks. Coaches can use this information to modify
their training programs and reduce the risk of injuries.
They can also monitor an athlete's recovery from an
injury by tracking their progress using GPS technology.
Track the distance an athlete covers during training
or competition, as well as their speed. This information
can help coaches and athletes monitor the intensity of
their training and identify when they may be pushing
themselves too hard, which can increase the risk
of injury.
Identify patterns of overuse or underuse, which
can lead to injuries, by tracking an athlete's training
load. GPS wearables can provide data on an athlete's
training volume, intensity, and
frequency, which can be used
to adjust their training program
accordingly.
" You can prepare for the
demands of competition
by managing workloads
and monitoring athlete
development, " said Phil Matusz,
Boston College head football
strength and conditioning
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coach. " It lets you know when to keep pushing and
when to back off. Quantify training programs and
monitor athlete loading to avoid preventable injuries.
Objectively manage the rehabilitation process through
performance benchmarking and robust return to play
protocols.
" In terms of injury prevention and rehabilitation, this
sort of technology is really a game-changer. "
You can also track an athlete's movement patterns,
like acceleration, deceleration, and changes in direction.
This information can help coaches identify potential
movement imbalances or weaknesses that could lead to
injury. For example, if an athlete is repeatedly making
sharp turns in one direction during training, they may
be at risk for an injury to the planting knee.
Some GPS wearables can provide real-time feedback
to athletes during training, such as alerts when they
are approaching a pre-determined training threshold
or when they need to adjust their technique to
prevent injury. This can help athletes make immediate
adjustments to their training.
Most can also track an athlete's recovery, such as
their sleep patterns and heart rate variability, which
can provide insights into their readiness for training.
By monitoring recovery, coaches can adjust training
plans to optimize recovery time.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of T&C April/May

Table of Contents
Editor's Letter
From Rehab to Robustness
Nutrition: Myth-Busting Nutrition Tips
Strength & Conditioning: Prioritizing Preseason Programs
2023 Tech Guide
Measuring Motion
Decreasing Injuries with Data
Tactical Transition
Developing a Strong & Powerful Base
Product Focus: NATA AT Expo Sneak Preview
Product Marketplace
Advertisers Index
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T&C April/May - Table of Contents
T&C April/May - Editor's Letter
T&C April/May - 5
T&C April/May - From Rehab to Robustness
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T&C April/May - Nutrition: Myth-Busting Nutrition Tips
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T&C April/May - Strength & Conditioning: Prioritizing Preseason Programs
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T&C April/May - 2023 Tech Guide
T&C April/May - Measuring Motion
T&C April/May - Decreasing Injuries with Data
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T&C April/May - Tactical Transition
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T&C April/May - Developing a Strong & Powerful Base
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