Good preparation breeds confidence

“ Confidence is the essential trait that defines each individual’s hope and faith in achieving their goals, that leads to...

Making transition to elite sport is challenging for young athletes

Across the globe there are millions of young athletes who are dedicating themselves to making the grade at their chosen...

Metrifit talks to the coaches:
Sean Machak Webinar

We had a fantastic webinar with special guest Sean Machak and chaired by Dr. Cian O’Neill, Head of The Department...

Metrifit Webinar Series with special guest Sean Machak

As part of our ongoing commitment to help inform and inspire the coaching community we are delighted to provide a...

The benefit of Athlete Self-Report Measures

The benefit of Athlete Self-Report Measures

The benefit of Athlete Self-Report Measures (ASRM) to athletes has been highlighted once again by some of the leading experts...

Why should you monitor your athletes?

  How do I get to Carnegie Hall? – Monitor, monitor, monitor! It used to be the case that success...

Metrifit talks to the coaches:
Derek Bol Webinar

We had a fantastic webinar with special guest Derek Bol and chaired by Dr. Cian O’Neill, Head of The Department...

Metrifit talks to the coaches webinar: with special guest <b>Derek Bol</b>

Metrifit talks to the coaches webinar: with special guest Derek Bol

As part of our ongoing commitment to help inform and inspire the coaching community we are delighted to provide a...

The overtraining problem and why monitoring is essential

“Overtraining can best be defined as the state where an athlete has been repeatedly stressed by training to the point...

Levels of stress among soccer players highlights need for monitoring

Stress is a reaction by the body and brain to some challenge or threat, good or bad experiences. When you...

Metrifit’s 5 on Friday

As part of our aim to help share knowledge between coaches and help educate and motivate others we are starting...

Metrifit talks to the coaches:
Kevin Schultz Webinar

We had a fantastic webinar with special guest Kevin Schultz chaired by Dr. Cian O’Neill, Head of The Department of...

Session-RPE is an easy and effective method of monitoring training load

When it comes to preparing athletes for competition, the effective monitoring of training load is the one of the most...

Metrifit features in RTE documentary GAA Nua

A new sports series called ‘GAA Nua’ (For our global readers: Nua means New in the Irish language) was launched...

Metrifit talks to the coaches webinar: with special guest Kevin Schultz

As part of our ongoing commitment to help inform and inspire the coaching community we are delighted to provide a...

Optimizing the benefits of athlete self-reporting measures

The increasingly scientific approach to sport means that the modern athlete relies on information from a variety of sources in...

A scientific understanding of the benefits of sleep

The importance of sleep in helping us perform to our best is something that we have accepted despite the lack...

Guidelines for using GPS devices in sport

Over the last number of years advancements in technology have affected almost every aspect of our lives, and sport is...

Mental health needs of elite athletes must be addressed

For all of us who have ever dreamt of being elite sport stars, the attraction is most likely the sense...

Co-ordinated approach is best to decide when an athlete can return to perform

One of the most frustrating parts of being an athlete is when injury or illness strikes at the most inopportune...

Chalk talk with Ron McKeefery

Chalk talk with Ron McKeefery

Coach Brian Clarke is Head Strength and Conditioning Co-ordinator and Wellness Department Chair at Noblesville High School and is responsible...

The importance of knowing when an athlete has reached load limit

One of the greatest challenges faced by an athlete and coach is not necessarily among those they face on the...

Athletes can practice psychological techniques to improve performance

For an athlete to be successful at any level it is obvious that they must be properly prepared physically in...

Metrifit RTP – a great tool for GAA teams that are serious about sports performance

When it comes to achieving your goals in any sport it is often the little things that can make the...

Creating a central hub of information is essential in monitoring technology

The role of a coach has become more complex in recent years. No longer is it a case of an...

Learning to deal with anxiety is essential for an athlete

As we have said on many occasions, it is the little things that can often prove to be the difference...

Challenges to Effective Athlete Monitoring are Easily Overcome

This article first appeared in the SimpliFaster blog. Achieving success in sport, particularly at the elite level, is a complex...

Creating a greater understanding of concussion in youth sports

The issue of concussion in sport is one that has created much debate in recent times. While much of the...

Metrifit Educational Webinars

As part of our ongoing commitment to help inform and inspire the coaching community we are delighted to provide a...

Bill Besselman joins Metrifit as Chief Strategy Advisor

Bill Besselman joins Metrifit as Chief Strategy Advisor

Bill Besselman Chief Strategy Advisor, Metrifit Bill Besselman, former Vice President of Connected Fitness Strategy and Integration, Under Armour joins...

Asking the right questions to assess athlete wellbeing

One of the key elements of athlete monitoring in recent times has been the ability to assess the wellness of...

Metrifit RTP Webinar Recording

  Webinar recording: Tuesday 22nd March, 2016 Thanks to Brian Downes for hosting and chairing this webinar and special thanks...

General mental well-being is as important as physical well-being

In recent weeks we have looked at the importance of coaches being aware of the mental well-being of their student...

Metrifit helps to build the crucial athlete-coach relationship

Success at any level of sport is influenced by many factors. Of course talent is the starting point for any...

Metrifit provides x-ray vision into lifestyle of student athlete

Metrifit provides x-ray vision into lifestyle of student athlete

Coaches and athletes all over the world are competing to get that extra edge when it comes to performance. Shaving...

New study highlights benefits of monitoring

A very interesting article published online in January this year is of particular interest to those using monitoring systems, or...

Essential to keep track of factors that impact on performance

There is no doubt that there are many elements that go into ensuring an athlete is a success at an...

Athlete self-report measures

Is there evidence to jump/stay on the bandwagon? An Athlete self-report measure (ASRM) is any measure where an athlete self-reports...

Study highlights the benefits of subjective self-reporting measures in training

The benefit of subjective self-reporting measures in monitoring an athlete’s training response has been highlighted in a report published just...

The importance of relevant monitoring in training

The training programme undertaken by an athlete can be divided into a number of segments, including the assessment stage, the...

Live Long Die Short

In 2008 James Fries a professor at Stanford University envisioned an aging process that was different from the prevailing approach. The...

Symptoms of Overtraining

Overtraining is an issue that has been discussed and debated by sports professionals at many different levels. This syndrome has...

A look at recovery techniques for the athlete

When dealing with athletic performance there is often a primary focus on training but rest and recovery although often overlooked...

Mind your head – Concussion in Sport

Concussion in sport is one of the most contemporary topics discussed from a safety point of view. The ramifications associated...

Injured Athletes – How do they Cope?

Injured Athletes – How do they Cope?

Injury is part and parcel of modern day sport. Whether they are annoying little muscle strains or broken bones, injury...

The use of GPS in Sport

As many of our previous articles have reported, sport science is rapidly changing the way sport is played and the...

What has changed in the Premier League in the last 22 years?

The FA Premier League has just started its 22nd season, and is regarded as one of the best football leagues...

What have we learned from this year’s World Cup?

What have we learned from this year’s World Cup?

This summer’s tournament ended with Germany emerging victorious, and in doing so, they became the first team outside of South...

The Perfect Recipe for an Athlete Monitoring System

What are the key ingredients that come together to produce an athlete monitoring platform that adequately serves athletes and coaches...

Mobile Phone Technology in Sport

Sport at every level (elite, professional, amateur, recreational, etc.) is constantly evolving. With this, so is the evolution of technology...

World Cup Players Could Benefit From Injury Prediction And Prevention

World Cup Players Could Benefit From Injury Prediction And Prevention

Imagine this dream team kicking off at the 2014 World Cup; Falcao, Ribery, Reus and Walcott up top, Strootman and...

Coach Feedback – How important is it?

Coach Feedback – How important is it?

Feedback is the breakfast of champions. – Ken Blanchard The coach-athlete relationship is probably the most important relationship in sport....

Roadblocks to Athlete Monitoring

In some of our previous blogs, we have detailed some of the benefits of athlete monitoring and how it can...

Breaking Bones

Following on from our earlier article on ACL injuries in sport, bone fractures in sport is a common and unfortunate...

Genes in Sport

We have often heard or used the phrase “sport, it’s in your DNA”, yet when it comes to sport, this...

What should a coach really know about his athletes to help improve performance?

Communication is key in any coach – athlete relationship. The coach needs to know valuable information from his / her...

Cardio Training Essential For Marathon Runners To Avoid Heart Damage

Now that it’s April, thousands of amateur runners are realizing the time has come to get serious about their Spring...

Nutrition for Athletes

Top level athletes and players train and compete multiple times per week, and even sometimes per day. For this, the...

Resting Heart Rate (RHR) – How important can it be?

  Sport Scientists, physiologists, fitness coaches, strength and conditioning professionals are all employed to try and assess and improve athlete’s...

Protecting A Team’s Assets With An Injury Prevention Program

Protecting A Team’s Assets With An Injury Prevention Program

This week’s English Premier League injury list reads like the heart of a best XI team:  Wayne Rooney, Robin Van...

Health analysis sees sports tech firm racing ahead

Inconsistency is a thorn in the side of sports coaches, players and supporters alike. How can a player shine on...

Metrifit Athlete

Importance Of Self-Monitoring For The Athlete

In terms of training methods, when you think of modern sports teams and athletes, you may allude to the “entourage”...

Using Training Diaries For Peak Performance

Using Training Diaries For Peak Performance

What happened out there? You thought you were ready. You thought your training went well last week. You thought your...

Going for gold

New performance-monitoring software has made it easier for GAA teams and Crystal Palace to achieve thier goals, and helped Katie...