With AthleteMonitoring, you can easily import data from Catapult devices and integrate GPS data into AthleteMonitoring in just a few seconds. Here is how to do it.
Step 1 - Add Catapult variables as custom fields in Team settings
a) Export GPS data as an Excel file with your Catapult software
b) Open the Catapult file
c) On AthleteMonitoring, create a custom field for each metric (Total distance, Total Player Load, etc) you want to import Team Settings->Training Forms->Custom fields. Make sure that names of the fields are exactly matching those displayed in the Excel file.
- Total Distance | type=decimal | unit=bpm | imported
- Total Player Load | type=decimal | unit=bpm | imported
- RHIE Total Bouts | type=decimal | unit=bpm | imported
- FC max | type=decimal | unit=bpm | imported
- % High Intensity | type=decimal | unit=% | imported
- Make sure to select the ‘Imported’ field option so the fields are kept hidden on the athlete’s app
- Make sure to set custom field names as they appear in your Excel file (eg: "Average HR" will not work, "AverageHR" will)
Step 2 - Importing the data
- With the Catapult software, export your session's GPS data to Excel
- On AthleteMonitoring's planning calendar, add the session for which you want to import data
- On the calendar, click on the planned session's name and click on the export (blue) button
- On the newly exported spreadsheet enter athletes' RPE, feedback and paste the GPS data from the Catapult file in the appropriate columns. Save the Excel file.
- Click on the session you want to import data for and on the yellow (import) button
- In the Import Session Data section, select the AthleteMonitoring spreadsheet containing RPE and GPS data and click Import
- A confirmation message will be displayed
Accessing imported data
Once imported, heart rate data will be accessible in all training graphs, logs and exports.
Adding GPS data to the team dashboard
To add any GPS variable on the team dashboard, open Team Settings->Readiness Dashboard->Training, select Show and click Save. Team dashboard will automatically display the variable with the corresponding alerts.