Multifaceted risk analysis made simple

This dashboard provides a simple and multifaceted analysis of wellness, screening, testing, training, competition metrics and health risk factors to monitor individual response to training. This dashboard simplify the monitoring of the Training Stress Balance (TSB) and immediately identify athletes who are at risk of injury (red), those who aren’t coping well with their workload (yellow), those who are not training at their full potential (blue), and those adapting well to the workload and ready to perform (green).


The dashboard is updated in real-time.




Scientific background

The dashboard combines athletes’ individual daily wellness score, health status and evidence-based workload metrics linked to the apparition of injuries (acute:chronic workload ratios and week-to-week load increase) to provide an immediate global picture of athletes’ level of risk and level of readiness (represented by the color of the first column).


How does it work?

The dashboard is updated in real-time using both data planned by coaches and self-reported by athletes.



Dashboard Items

The dashboard is pre-configured with workload, wellness and health metrics proven to be effective markers of athlete readiness. These items are presented below.
The dashboard can also be customized  in Team settings to include the metrics of your choice.



Workload (WL)
Calculated by multiplying Session RPE x duration measured during training and competition

Acute:Chronic Workload Ratio (ACWLR)
Acute load =1 week cumulative load (based on reported and planned load for the week)
Chronic load =4 weeks rolling work load average
Ratio = acute/chronic


Example:
Last 4 weeks average WL=3500
Current week WL =4500

A:C WLR =  4500/3500=1.28


The dashboard displays ACWLR for the current week and the next

Week to week load change (W-T-W LC)
Workload changes from last week to the current one (in percentage)


% of WL change = ((curr week - last week) / last week)*100


Example:
Last week WL=1500
Current week WL =3500


% of WL change = ((1500 - 3500) / 3500)*100= -57%


The dashboard displays W-T-W LC for the current week and the next


Wellness score
The daily wellness score is calculated by adding and converting in percentage the points associated with each answer. A total percentage score is given for each category of questions, and the average percentage score of all categories is used to calculate the overall wellness score.


Health
Red color indicates that the athlete is currently injured or has an ongoing health issue

 

Interpreting Dashboard Information

A:C WL Ratio

Risk of injury

Meaning

What to do

 

1.5

Very high

This week WL is excessively high compared to the last 4 weeks. Very high level of fatigue is expected. Risk of injury is increased.


 Reduce WL as soon as possible and aim to bring load back to the green zone (optimal zone). Also reduce next week’s planned WL a large proportion of injuries occurred 1 week after a spike in acute workload

 

1.31-1.49

High

This week WL is high compared to the last 4 weeks. High level of fatigue expected

Acute workload is high in comparison to previous 4 weeks: DO NOT increase this week WL and  keep an eye on wellness markers to optimize load based on individual response

 

0.1-0.79

Undertraining/medium risk

Acute workload is substantially lower than previous 4 weeks.

Very high level of freshness is expected

This week is good if you are deliberately attempting to freshen up your players. However note this “light” week will lower your 4 week chronic load from next week Keep an eye on wellness markers to optimize load based on individual response

 

0.8-1.3

Optimal load

Risk of injury is minimised.

Keep an eye on wellness and week to week load changes

 

Week-to-Week Load Changes

Risk level

Meaning

What to do

 

≥15%

Very high load increase

Increase in WL may be excessive and may overwhelm the athlete’s ability to adapt

Reduce this week WL so it is increasing at a rate less than 10% per week

 

≥10%

High load increase

Increase in WL is greater than recommended

Reduce this week WL so it doesn’t increase more than 10% from last week

 

<10%

Optimal load change

WL change is in recommended zone

Keep an eye on wellness and week to week load changes

 

Wellness Score

Risk level

Meaning

What to do

 

≥80%

High

Today’s wellness score reflects major issues.

Verify the causes of wellness issues (stress? Sleep?, etc) and reduce this week WL until wellness score returns to optimal zone.

 

≥60%

Medium

Today’s wellness score reflects some issues.

Verify the causes of wellness issues (stress? Sleep?, etc) and reduce this week WL until wellness score returns to optimal zone.

 

<60%

Optimal wellness response

Wellness is in recommended zone

Keep an eye on wellness and week to week load changes


Further readings


Customizing the Dashboard

The dashboard can be customized at any time to match your needs

Step 1 – Select the markers to display
Team settings->Readiness Dashboard


Step 2 – Select how markers are being interpreted
Team settings->Training forms->Custom fields
Team settings->Questionnaire-> Daily measurements


Options

1) Daily z-score: Calculates daily z-score and compare it to the athlete's 4-weeks daily average.  Ideal when you need to identify fluctuations on a daily basis.

2) 7:28d ratio:  Divides the last seven days rolling average to the last 4 weeks rolling average.  Ideal when you need to identify fluctuations on a weekly basis.