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Sports Performance Training: Transitioning From the Weight Room to On-Court Training

Coaches are always looking for innovative methods to enhance their team’s performance. By analyzing performance data, coaches can gain invaluable insights into players’ strengths, weaknesses and progress, both on and off the court.

Basketball coaches are now using sports performance tracking technology to make the switch from weight room workouts to on-the-court practices and games.

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As a leader in basketball performance tracking technology, coaches and athletes want to push the limits to reach new heights. The performance metrics provided by solutions, such as PERFORM IMU, deliver key insights into various data points, including:

  • Distance
  • Accumulated Acceleration Load (AAL)
  • Jumps, Exertions, and other load-related metrics

This information empowers coaches to identify specific areas for improvement for each player with custom metrics reporting capabilities. 

Whether a workout is conducted before or after practice, coaches can review the data to pinpoint strengths and weaknesses and then design the following practice sessions to target specific development drills. 

For instance, imagine a scenario in which a player’s load drops below the predetermined baseline benchmark while practicing after a weightlifting session. In that case, a coach can structure practice to improve performance in this area or fine-tune the drills scheduled for the following practice.

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Goal Setting and Progress Monitoring

Setting goals is crucial for player development. Studies have shown that player tracking technology allows coaches to set realistic and measurable goals based on historical data. 

After a workout-practice session, coaches can sit with players to discuss whether they reached their performance goals for a training session and collectively set short-term and long-term goals. 

These goals could revolve around increasing sprint speed or reducing load. As players work toward these goals, coaches can continuously monitor their progress using technology and make necessary adjustments to practice plans.

Data-Driven Practice Design

Sports technology is not only transforming the way basketball games are played, it's also helping coaches develop more efficient practice plans.

Gone are the days of generic practice routines. Sports performance tracking technology enables coaches to design practice sessions based on data reports and specific player needs. 

For instance, if the data shows players struggling with fast breaks, coaches can design drills that simulate game scenarios to improve transition defense and offense. 

By tailoring practices to address weaknesses highlighted by the technology, coaches ensure that practice time is utilized effectively.

Enhancing Recovery Strategies

A sports performance tracking system monitors players during a game and sends information to a dashboard for coaches to use.

Sports performance training technology isn’t limited to practice sessions; it can also aid recovery strategies. After an intense workout, coaches can monitor players’ physio load data to assess fatigue levels and potential injury risks. 

By utilizing this information, coaches can decide whether players need a lighter practice or a more focused recovery session, such as stretching or low-impact actions. Having access to reports from every session can help coaches build a road map for practices during all seasons and phases of training.

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KINEXON Sports Analytics Can Help

Sports performance training includes weights and cardio, but now adds technology and analytics to help ensure players peak at the right time.

KINEXON PERFORM IMU is transforming basketball coaching methods by providing a wealth of data metrics that can be used to optimize practice sessions before or after workouts. 

By leveraging this technology, coaches can offer individualized training, monitor progress, design data-driven practices, and enhance recovery strategies. This not only improves player performance but also fosters a culture of continuous improvement and excellence within the team. 

As the world of sports evolves, embracing technology like performance tracking becomes essential for coaches looking to take their teams to the next level.

If you’d like to learn more about how KINEXON PERFORM IMU helps coaches track performance, feel free to contact us at any time.

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