Advances in integrated microtechnology devices now make athlete tracking relatively simple task. These devices integrate data collected from multiple sensors (i.e. GPS, accelerometers, heart rate etc.) to provide information of the internal and external loads encountered by athletes during exercise. In team sports this information is then used to determine training loads and better understand that factors that affect competitive performance. This presentation will provide a historical overview of the development of athlete tracking systems and how these are currently being applied in high performance team sports. Issues surrounding measurement validity, reliability and sensitivity will be discussed. Examples from both practice and contemporary research will also be used to show the how athlete tracking data can be used part of athlete monitoring systems and performance analysis.
The recording is of a webinar presented by ESSA on 9th April 2015.
Presented by Prof Aaron Coutts, ESSAM ASp
Aaron is an accredited sport scientist and a professor of sport and exercise science at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). His applied research is focused around developing methods for quantifying training, managing fatigue/recovery and improving the training process in athletes. The focus of his recent work has been around optimizing athletic training through developing evidence-based training monitoring systems. To achieve this, he has collaborated with many leading international applied sport science researchers and sporting organizations. Aaron also provides sport science advice to several professional football clubs and sporting organizations, and currently works with the Carlton Football Club. He is member of the Nike Performance Council and is Director of Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA). Aaron has published more than 100 scientific articles and is an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance and the Journal of Sports Sciences (Science and Medicine in Football).
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