Sports scientists must be able to monitor their athletes on a daily basis. Athlete load can be monitored internally (how the athlete feels) and externally (the work the athlete does during training) which can then be used as a marker of the athlete's adaptation to their training program. This unit will give students exposure to the various methods of athlete monitoring and provide a framework for integrating this information into a single interface. Students will gain an understanding of the theory and application of athlete monitoring including; jump testing, GPS tracking, training load monitoring, match load and markers of adaptation to training load (including maladaptation), recovery, sleep, and travel. Students will develop the ability to critically appraise the various monitoring variables used by sports scientists.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
Selected readings will be made available via the unit VU Collaborate site.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):