Athletic Development Coach, MSc ASCC
Millfield School, UK
"The Metrifit software has offered Millfield Sport a platform to capture the subjective wellness and stress associated with engagement in a formalised school based sport training and competition programme. Alongside this, the software has enabled us to bring to life the complexities associated with managing the academic, pastoral and sporting demands of pupils aged 13-18 years in a UK day and boarding school environment. Metrifit has provided another bridge between coaches and sports pupils, giving pupils a space to provide honest self reflection on wellbeing and providing coaches a head start on appropriate freshness and fatigue balance across the school week. Read More
In an internal review of the use of the software by the 21 coaches and 70 sports pupils engaged on Metrifit, 100% of coaches rated Metrifit as good or excellent, stating: "Great system for young sports pupils to raise self awareness and discipline of providing feedback to coaches" "Easy to view traffic light system which provides invaluable information for sports coaches and sport science practitioners" In addition, 74% of pupils stated they completed their Metrifit logs 5-7 times per week and 68% of sports pupils commonly reported sleep quantity and quality as red flags. When asked how the coaching staff responded to Metrifit feedback our sports pupils commented: "When I was ill, I reported it on Metrifit and my coach checked up on me before my session to make sure I was still able to train" "My coach changed my gym session to a recovery session when I reported muscle soreness to be poor over a number of sessions, allowing me to be fresh for hard training sessions the following days" I have and will continue to recommend Metrifit to other academic institutions with formalised sports programmes based on its value for money, ease...