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So many sporting events have been canceled, moved or postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. No one really knows the answer to the question ‘When and how will sport return’? As we all look at coming out of lock down, we look forward to life taking on some kind of normality again. As different countries resume restricted forms of training there will be an even greater requirement to keep a close eye on your athletes, not just in relation to their general health and well-being, but a closer look at any sign of symptoms that might indicate the possibility of a COVID-19 infection. In this week’s blog we take a look at the tentative plans of some sporting organizations to return to their sport and explain the covid monitoring functionality that Metrifit now offers.

Premier League

It’s now been over 2 months since the last games were played in the English Premier League and Liverpool have so far been deprived of Premiership glory – something they have not had in 30 years. The last time Liverpool won an English championship was for the old First Division in the 1989-1990 season. UEFA have ruled out the possibility of the season being declared null and the FA have also ruled this out saying that the season will be rewarded on sporting merit. So in theory it should only be a matter of time although this is by no means certain given all the decisions and agreements that need to be put in place before ‘Project Restart’ gets full approval. But it just won’t feel the same if it is awarded without the nine remaining games for the season being played out, with Liverpool only needing 6 points to clinch the title.
As it stands now, Premier League players want to be given the final say on when they will return to training and playing. Some clubs have opposed suggestions for a number of neutral venues to be used for completing all games but latest news indicates that police authorities don’t have objections to the remaining matches being played in normal venues as long as social distancing rules are adhered to behind closed doors. There will be a voting system where clubs can vote for each proposal of ‘Project Restart’ and 14 out of the 20 clubs will need to vote in favor of a proposal in order to have it accepted.
The Premier League are using Prenetics, a Hong Kong based biotech company, the same laboratory group as the German Bundesliga, for its Covid-19 testing process at a cost of £4 million. It wants to reassure players and staff that they will be protected.

Club officials met last Monday to continue talks about ‘Project Restart’ and are aiming to resume fixtures on the 12th June. This is by no means a definite as a 3rd Brighton player tested positive last Saturday. Players with underlying conditions such as asthma or BAME (Black, Asian and minority ethnic), who according to the Office of National Statistics are more at risk, have expressed concerns about returning too soon. These are not easy questions to answer i.e. How can players train safely, how can they travel to and from matches and how can they avoid risk as they play competitive matches. The clubs have been provided with a 40 page document on training protocols and a breakdown of the guidelines have been sent to all players to advise them on health issues. Restrictions in place for the initial return will ban tackling and restrict players to groups of 5. Pitches, corner-flags, balls, cones and goalposts will be disinfected and social distancing will be strictly adhered to. Regular testing, and a daily pre-training questionnaire and temperature check are also required.On top of all this clubs are being hit with a bill to repay an estimated £340m to domestic and international broadcasters. So there is an inevitable significant loss of revenue for clubs. Some players have contracts running out in June and face uncertain futures.
All eyes will be on the Bundesliga, the first of Europe’s major leagues to resume after lockdown, with competitive matches resuming on Saturday, May 16th behind closed doors. Positive covid tests are expected to be treated as regular injuries. The German Football League announced last Monday that they had taken 1,724 tests on players and staff and 10 were positive for covid-19. Players will be tested twice a week and 3 team buses will be used to ensure social distancing when travelling.

Tennis

Sports such as tennis and golf are non-contact so in theory it should be easier for them to restart although they will also have strict protocols and guidelines. In tennis, both the ATP and WTA tours were suspended in March. Roland Garros has been postponed to September and Wimbledon has been cancelled for the first time since WWII. The US Open is still scheduled for August 31st. It will be difficult to re-start the tour as it involves worldwide travel and different countries are coming out of lockdown restrictions at different times. The ATP chairman, Andrea Gaudenzi wants to remain optimistic and not write off the 2020 season just yet but concedes that travel restrictions and how they differ across different countries is going to be one of the toughest challenges to solve. In Ireland, tennis is allowed to resume beginning on the 18th May. Tennis Ireland have prepared practical guides for clubs, players and coaches to follow during this initial reopening phase, in consultation with international norms and medical experts. These include staying at home if you have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 or overseas in the last 14 days, are feeling unwell, to recommendations on social distancing, booking court online/via phone, hygiene, using your racquet / foot to pick up the ball, singles play only initially and other specifics. Access to changing rooms and toilet facilities will not be available and all players should arrive and leave as close to their allotted time.

In the US, return to tennis will be on a state by state, city by city approach. The USTA Medical Advisory Group highly recommends competitive players ease their way back into play prior to competition. Given the layoff from competing, players will be more susceptible to under-training, over-use and other injuries. The USTA strongly recommends at least three weeks of on court and off court conditioning before competition begins.

American Sports

Nearly every sporting event, major and minor has been moved or postponed because of the current pandemic. Many have no definite dates for when they will be rescheduled. Major League Baseball cancelled the start of its season and as yet does not have a return date. The NFL season is due to kick off in September as per usual. The three-day 2019 NFL Draft set a new record with an estimated attendance of 600,000. The 2020 NFL draft was held via videoconferencing with league commissioner Roger Goodell broadcasting picks from his home. As each player was picked, rather than going up on stage, their reaction with their families was televised. The NBA suspended its season in March with almost 20 games left. They recently approved a plan to start Spring Training in June with an 82 game regular season starting in July in front of empty stands. The WNBA season was due to start on May 15th but is currently postponed and players have not yet been updated regarding how it might hold its 2020 season. Major League Soccer had planned to be back by mid May but this is not likely and their primary transfer window is currently on hold. The National Women’s Soccer League has postponed the start of its season. The PGA championship is due to begin August 6th and the PGA Tour is planning return to competitive play on June 11 with a torunament in Texas. The Ryder Cup is still on schedule for September but there is major doubt and if it does go ahead it may be behind closed doors.

College Sport

Collegiate sports differ from professional sports because all collegiate athletes are first and foremost students. The NCAA ‘s COVID-19 Advisory Panel of leading medical, public health and epidemiology experts has put together nine core principles to help guide institutions as they look at resocialization of sport in colleges. These include social distancing, temperature checks, testing and isolation, sanitation, use and disinfection of common and high traffic areas, travel guidelines, monitoring of workforce for symptoms and contact tracing after a positive test. The financial impacts of the corona virus pandemic has resulted in some Division 1 athletic departments looking at reducing the number of sports programs. ‘Non revenue’ athletic programs will be at more risk. Athletic departments received a much smaller distribution from the NCAA after the cancellation of the men’s basketball tournament, a primary revenue generator. Football and men’s basketball are typically the only programs that generate profits. The Group of Five conferences recently submitted a request asking NCAA President to temporarily relax some regulatory requirements for a period of 4 years including the minimum 16 sports that must be for Division 1 status. Twenty-two other conferences — all outside the Group of Five — asked the NCAA for similar relief. To date Old Dominion has cut its wrestling program and University of Cincinnati has cut their men’s soccer program.

GAA

Gaelic Sport is at the heart of most communities across the island of Ireland. The Sunday Game returned to our screens over the weekend. The question was asked

Will Gaelic games be played at any level while there is social distancing in place?”

GAA President John Horan answered

I can’t see it happening, to be honest. If social distancing is a priority to deal with this pandemic, I don’t know how we can play a contact sport.


He continued to say that it may be possible to get a championship beginning in October but it looks unlikely if social distancing guidelines remain in place. The loss for the year for the GAA as a whole is probably in the region of €50million. So for now the GAA summer looks to be another victim of this pandemic. GAA is an amateur sport and it is important to ensure the health of their players and by extension their family and friends. Adequate testing is not seen as a possibility at the moment due to the high requirement for testing in the country as a whole. It is also a lot of responsibility for volunteers to ensure that Covid-19 prevention guidelines are adhered to. Horan also points out that insurance is a factor to ensure that players are protected. Currently, under their present policy players are covered for Covid-19 provided recommended health guidelines are adhered to. When their insurance policy is up at the end of October, Horan believes that insurance companies will probably exclude pandemics from insurance policies. As it stands, GAA pitches are to remain closed until July and no team activity is supposed to take place before that date.

Health and Well Being

In a recent blog Looking after your health in these uncertain times, we looked at ways to manage stress and anxiety in the absence of sport. The return to sport will bring its own stressors as athletes and coaches adapt to these changing times and new rules. Mark Emmert, NCAA President said recently that he does not think sports can return at schools operating in an online-only teaching environment and that testing and tracing both need to dramatically improve before sports can return. Enough pre-season practice time is also required before athletes can start to compete.

College athletes are college students, and you can’t have college sports if you don’t have college (campuses) open and having students on them. You don’t want to ever put student-athletes at greater risk than the rest of the student body

The focus is clearly on the health and well-being of the student athlete. Arkansas men’s basketball coach Eric Musselman sums it up

All coaches in every sport want to win, but the bottom line in all of this is these guys are 17- to 21-year-olds in a prime part of their lives when they’re still trying to figure out the world. We have an obligation, whether in season, out of season, or post-playing career remaining a big part of their lives, being there for them

Covid Monitoring with Metrifit

There are still a lot of unknowns for all sports across the globe – amateur and professional. Central to all of this will be ensuring that protocols and guidelines are adhered to and that health and well being is at the core of any return. At Metrifit we have added additional Covid Monitoring to our platform to help support the gradual return to sport and additional requirements that will be placed on athletes, coaches, clubs and institutions. These include:-

Temperature Checking
Ability for the athlete to log their daily morning temperature in Celsius/Fahrenheit based on your preference and also to record temperature at different times (such as before/after training sessions) through our tests module. In this scenario coaches can collate temperatures pre or post training and upload to Metrifit for their athletes.

Additional questions on Daily Questionnaire
Athletes will be asked if they have had any recent contact with a known case of covid-19 within the last 14 days. We have also added additional check boxes to highlight known COVID-19 symptoms and these include symptoms that have been shown to possibly be indicative of the virus:
• Shortness of breath
• Chest tightness
• Dry cough
• Fever
• Chills / Shaking with chills
• Aches and pains all over
• Sore throat
• Fatigue
• Loss of appetite
• Recent loss/changes in sense of smell/taste

Contact Tracing
As part of the ongoing fight against COVID-19 it may be required that organizations and teams keep a detailed record of their contacts on a daily basis so that if anyone on the team or involved with the team tests positive it will be easy for them to check who their close contacts where over the previous days. This will be made easy for users as once they start entering names they will be stored for re-use so that they don’t have to type the name in repeatedly. Access to contacts can be restricted to admin or shared among all coaches depending on requirements.

Coach and Staff Logging
Coaches and Staff will have their own separate area for logging their daily health, temperature and contacts.

Reports and Alerts
An individual COVID report linking these areas together will be available as well as alerts to notify coaches of any issues.

Metrifit can be set up remotely and used for well-being, activity tracking as well as positive communication and education. To find out more visit our Metrifit Overview page or contact us at for a free demo.

References


Premier League: Restrictions in place for team training under ‘Project Restart’

Liverpool set to be champions as Premier League rules out voiding season

Watford oppose Premier League neutral venue proposals, joining Brighton and Aston Villa

Premier League aims to reassure players with £4m coronavirus nasal testing

ATP chief: Too early to give up on 2020 season

Covid-19 return to tennis guidance

Playing Tennis Safely: Player Tips and Recommendations

Where the Major Sports Stand Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

Core Principles of Resocialization of Collegiate Sport

Pandemic Hits College Sports

With budgets tightening due to coronavirus fallout, will more college sports be cut?

NCAA’s Mark Emmert says he can’t see sports starting if schools are online-only

Horan and the GAA show impressive leadership as a diminished Sunday Game returns

Horan: GAA return unlikely as long as social distancing in place

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Paul Cremin

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Niall O’Driscoll

Academy Directory, SJ.B (St. Joseph’s Bray ) Academy

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Derek Bol
Strength & Conditioning Coach, Valparaiso University
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Derek Bol
Strength & Conditioning Coach, Valparaiso University
"As a school that cannot spend large amounts of money on athlete monitoring, Metrifit has provided us with a great tool for monitoring stress and athlete readiness at a great rate. Being athlete driven, we're able to get buy-in from the athlete, and drive individual or team wide conversations regarding lifestyle and performance education in the direction needed. Seeing acute and chronic stress on a real-time basis has greatly improved the way we schedule workouts and arrange travel during the season."
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Richard Deuchrass

Lincoln University Athletic Performance Manager

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Richard Deuchrass

Lincoln University Athletic Performance Manager

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Yvonne Treacy

Nutritionist, Wexford Camogie

Metrifit Athlete Monitoring System
2017-06-13T16:38:55+01:00

Yvonne Treacy

Nutritionist, Wexford Camogie

"Metrifit is an integral part of the set up within the senior and intermediate inter-county Camogie.  The data collected daily on the individual players is critical to the decision making of the backroom team including, managers, trainers, selectors, physiotherapist and indeed myself. As a nutritionist it allows me to monitor the quality of the player’s diet, energy levels, sleep pattern and overall wellbeing."
"When our players have been only training with the national team Metrifit allows me to liaise very closely with our conditioning coaches to manage load and intensity of training during training camps. I recommend it to anyone who wants an easy to use monitoring system."

Dave Passmore

Head Coach, Irish Hockey

Metrifit Athlete Monitoring System
2017-06-15T12:51:46+01:00

Dave Passmore

Head Coach, Irish Hockey

"When our players have been only training with the national team Metrifit allows me to liaise very closely with our conditioning coaches to manage load and intensity of training during training camps. I recommend it to anyone who wants an easy to use monitoring system."
"The ability to acutely monitor stress and recovery and make the correct adjustments was critical to our health and performance throughout the NCAA tournament. Metrifit has a very strong educational component. With the information we get, I am able to clearly understand the habits and behaviors of our athletes, and how they may be impacting performance."

Erik Helland

Director of Strength & Conditioning and Head Strength Coach Men’s basketball, University of Wisconsin

Metrifit Athlete Monitoring System
2017-06-12T11:42:14+01:00

Erik Helland

Director of Strength & Conditioning and Head Strength Coach Men’s basketball, University of Wisconsin

"The ability to acutely monitor stress and recovery and make the correct adjustments was critical to our health and performance throughout the NCAA tournament. Metrifit has a very strong educational component. With the information we get, I am able to clearly understand the habits and behaviors of our athletes, and how they may be impacting performance."
"Metrifit provides immediate insight and feedback on the physical and mental states of the student-athletes.  It allows us to adjust practices and training sessions to accurately meet needs. We have been able to identify potential injury concerns, track current injury status and monitor return to play progress."

Kari Thompson

Head Volley Ball Coach, Southern Illinois University

Metrifit Athlete Monitoring System
2017-06-16T15:08:31+01:00

Kari Thompson

Head Volley Ball Coach, Southern Illinois University

"Metrifit provides immediate insight and feedback on the physical and mental states of the student-athletes.  It allows us to adjust practices and training sessions to accurately meet needs. We have been able to identify potential injury concerns, track current injury status and monitor return to play progress."
"Metrifit has been hugely beneficial in supporting our coaches and back room staff to track and monitor our players training loads, performance and readiness to train. Having a one-stop shop for collating all relevant information across a holistic picture of the player allows us to help prevent burnout, injury and provide timely feedback and communication to all."

Eamonn Fitzmaurice

Kerry Senior Football, Manager

Metrifit Athlete Monitoring System
2017-06-12T14:01:46+01:00

Eamonn Fitzmaurice

Kerry Senior Football, Manager

"Metrifit has been hugely beneficial in supporting our coaches and back room staff to track and monitor our players training loads, performance and readiness to train. Having a one-stop shop for collating all relevant information across a holistic picture of the player allows us to help prevent burnout, injury and provide timely feedback and communication to all."