Remote Training for Pro Athletes Using Firstbeat Sports

Remote Coaching in Challenging Circumstances

In certain sports and situations, it’s not always possible for a coach to be physically present to train their athletes. For example, in tennis, players frequently travel for matches, often without their physical coach.

The Firstbeat Sports Athlete app and Sensor enable seamless data collection from various locations simultaneously, empowering coaches with the tools to transcend physical boundaries, resulting in better communication and personalized training for athletes on the move.

Our aim at Firstbeat has been, and always will be, to help the teams we work with – and the individual athletes – be at their best. With that in mind, we wanted to highlight how the Firstbeat Sports athlete performance management platform is set up to support remote training scenarios.

Remote Data Collection with Firstbeat Sports Athlete app and Sensor

The Firstbeat Sports Athlete app and Sensor have made it possible for data collection from various locations at the same time, as well as providing coaches in different locations access to the same data. This is beneficial when different individuals or groups are training in different locations.

Firstbeat Sports Client Leonardo Manzano is the CEO of Smart Training, a company working with individual athletes to help them perform at their best. Leo says:

“What I  like is that I train for example with some field hockey players, and I’m not with them the whole time. But I give them the Firstbeat sensors and they can wear them and use them in games in different parts of the world. They just need to save the training or the game and I can see them on my computer as if I was there. So I can see everything – that is pretty useful.”

A Complete Picture with Garmin Connectivity

The Garmin Connect Sync is a Firstbeat Sports Premium feature that allows data collected from Garmin wearable devices to be visible within the Firstbeat Sports solution.

This means athletes wearing a Garmin wearable device can conduct a workout/gym/individual training session remotely and the data collected will be automatically synchronized and available to coaches for further analysis.


An Extra Pair of Hands with Data Analytics Assistance

Firstbeat Sports Data Analytics Assistance is a feature available to Premium+ users where they can instruct Firstbeat’s in-house Sports Scientists to respond to specific data requests and queries, effectively acting like an extra member of staff and reducing the burden on the current coaching staff.

Examples of work this feature can help with are group and individual training reports, and Training Effect reports. All reports are fully customizable and created to match the needs of the team.

Giving Athletes More Control with the Firstbeat Sports Athlete app

The Firstbeat Sports app allows athletes to access their own personal training and recovery data remotely. It also effectively turns an athlete’s phone into a device to capture training data and fitness detection as well as conduct the Quick Recovery Test remotely. The Quick Recovery Test is a three-minute test that helps to evaluate your athlete’s recovery status and readiness before training/practice.

Real-time intensity and training load accumulation can be seen during a session and recorded data is automatically synchronized with the team’s Firstbeat Sports Cloud database at the end of a session where it becomes part of the athlete’s overall profile.

Firstbeat Sports offers a diverse range of features available to meet the needs of coaches, teams and athletes of all levels.

Want to learn more about using Firstbeat Sports with your athletes? Book a free demo here.

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