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How to Monitor Your Athlete’s Training Remotely

By March 18, 2020 May 13th, 2020 Article, Technology

5 Steps to Help Transition to Remote Monitoring

As many universities make the switch to online-only and leagues around the world are closing their doors, remote monitoring may be the only way for some teams to ensure their athletes are training safely. This webinar, hosted by IMeasureU sports scientist Blake Whitcomb, provides some basic ideas to get started.



We’ve also put together a few resources and suggestions we’ve put together to help you transition to a remote monitoring protocol:

1. Keep your training recommendations simple.

“Run three miles today and 5 miles tomorrow” is a clear plan to follow. The farther in advance you plan your athlete’s training, the more opportunity they have to fit it into anything else they have going on.

2. Schedule regular check-ins.

Even if the check-in is only a 5-minute phone call twice a week, it helps keep both parties accountable and will allow you to make any changes you need to based on their data.

3. Ensure your athletes have the right resources.

If you are using IMU-Step, athletes will need to have the proper software installed, while they won’t necessarily need to log into the cloud, they will need the iOS app and the Step Desktop installed on their computer. Find both on our download page. Athletes will either need their own login supplied by IMeasureU or they can use a login already created for your database.

4. Ensure your athletes are familiar with how to collect data with the system you are using.

For IMU-Step, this video will take them through everything they need to know.

5. Learn from the pros and see how they have used remote tracking to their advantage:

Martin Guptill tracked his own recovery sessions while his sports scientist monitored his progress from another country.

Holly Lawrence tracked her navicular fracture recovery in California with advice from her sports scientist in Colorado

Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions and we will be happy to share best practices and help you as you prepare for remote monitoring.

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