What to do with the Data: Three Takeaways
Our educational sports webinar sessions on What to do with the Data have concluded. We have summarized the most important takeaways for you before entering the next stage of the series.
Takeaway 1: Train in practice considering the demands of the game
- In addition to cumulative loads, look at the intensities of specific drills. Are players trained for the demands of a game at any point during a practice session?
- Use the same acceleration / deceleration zones and ratios in practice and games so that metrics are comparable.
- Basketball-specific: Monitor the jump load in practice / warm-ups – how is it impacting the player’s cumulative loads in the subsequent game?
*While some drills are for educational purposes, others need to be at game speed.
Takeaway 2: Conditioning should peak for the playoffs / postseason
- Identify the different phases of the season and adjust your training accordingly to ensure that athletes are not peaking too early.
- Build up a program that prepares your players for the specific demands of the playoffs (intensities and loads).
Takeaway 3: Use loads, intensities and different metrics to design training sessions
- Train the energy systems that are used in the game. Tracking data will illuminate how the demands of the game differ for players. Conditioning programs can be designed accordingly.
- Understanding how players move during the game (i.e., more distance or more stop/starts) allows you to design drills to work on the specific muscular and tendon demands.
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