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Why Load Management in Women's Sports is Changing

Author: Jana Hubel

KINEXON Sports is collaborating with teams from various sports to create innovative dashboards that facilitate cycle-based demand planning and live performance monitoring for women.

Dzsenifer Marozsan of Germany challenges Sladana Bulatovic of Montenegro during the Women's EM Qualification match between Germany and Montenegro

What the New Feature is All About

With the ability to personalize load recommendations based on the menstrual cycle phase and overall well-being, including factors like pain and perceived energy level, this innovative feature provides value to athletes and their coaches. Let’s delve deeper into how KINEXON’s dashboards are set up to transform load management in the world of women sports analytics forever.

Flexible and Customizable Load Planning

A big part of sports performance training in women's sport is load management and creating women-specific player metrics.

Traditionally, planning the overall load of sessions and training has been a challenging task. Especially with coaches having individual approaches and wanting to be as flexible as possible depending on the different phases of the season and varying fitness levels. However, with KINEXON’s new dashboards, demand planning has become more adaptable and customizable than ever before – all in one solution eliminating laborious tasks and calculations.

Coaches and trainers can now customize load recommendations for individual players by considering their menstrual cycle phase and additional survey questions about their well-being. Based on each player’s position and the typical match load they experience, KINEXON calculates an optimal load range specific to each player. With the new live dashboards, it becomes effortless to track players’ resilience and make real-time adjustments during training and games.

Throughout the development of this new feature and dashboards, TSG Hoffenheim provided invaluable assistance and insights.

Read case study here

The Load Management Feature Adds Value

Cycle-syncing workouts are becoming the norm thanks to demand planners and sports technology geared towards women athletes.

The integration of subjective and objective data provides a comprehensive approach to athlete care, ensuring that their needs are heard and addressed. With this combined data, coaches and trainers can plan sessions and training goals with increased flexibility and customization, which has a positive effect on: 

  • Injury prevention
  • Rehab training
  • Performing at planned intensity 
  • Over/under-training
  • Achieving the last percentage/​performing at the best level 

Load recommendations based on cycle phase and well-being further enhance the monitoring process, while real-time tracking of load provides immediate value. The dashboard also offers post-analysis options, allowing coaches to investigate why an injury occurred or why a player over/​underperformed, leading to continuous improvement and refinement of training strategies. 

Do you want to utilize the new dashboards at your club? We make it incredibly simple. Get in touch with us to learn more, or you can download this beginner’s guide and read about the five steps you need to follow.

KINEXON—Revolutionizing Sports Analytics

Sports Scientist Jana Hubel works with women's sports teams to create cycle-syncing workouts.

At KINEXON, we recognize the importance of scientific research in the field of sports performance training. To stay at the forefront of load management advancements, we continuously integrate research findings into the analyses. KINEXON’s cycle-oriented dashboards are set to be the starting point to revolutionize load management in the world of women’s sports.

By offering flexible and customizable load planning, personalized recommendations based on menstrual cycle phase and well-being, and real-time monitoring with live feedback, athletes and coaches can optimize performance while minimizing the risk of injuries.

Contact us at any time for more information. And if you’d like to learn more about our demand planners and how it can help your team, find more detailed information in this guide. 

Download The Demand Planner for Women Athletes

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