France Ice Hockey Federation Prioritizes Player Performance and Recovery with Firstbeat Sports

Apr 27 2021 in News

Sports Coaching

The France Ice Hockey Federation (FFHG) will use the Firstbeat Sports athlete monitoring solution with their senior and junior Men and Women’s National Teams moving forward.

The national teams will use the next generation Firstbeat Sports Sensor and Firstbeat Sports app to access comprehensive internal and external load data in real-time during on-ice and gym sessions, and during post-session analysis. The ability to collect and upload data from different locations also provides a safeguard in the event remote training is required based on team circumstances and ongoing COVID-19-related issues.

As Firstbeat Sports users, “Les Bleus”, who’s Senior Men and Women’s teams rank 14th and 10th in the world per the latest IIHF rankings, will benefit from Firstbeat metrics and features including TRIMP/min, Anaerobic and Aerobic Training Effect visible in real time, Movement Load and Intensity, and more.

Firstbeat Sports data has been used in ice hockey for over a decade, with over half of NHL franchises and several national federations utilizing the technology as part of their training and recovery guidance including the likes of Carolina Hurricanes, Las Vegas Knights and San Jose Sharks.

Firstbeat Sports Manager in Europe Christoph Rottensteiner said:

“We’re excited to be working with the FFHG. At Firstbeat, we are committed to supporting professional male and female sports and developing athletes at the junior level. Welcoming the FFHG as a client, in addition to long-standing working relationships with the German and Finnish ice hockey federations, allows us to utilize further insights about athlete development in the sport. We are delighted the FFHG have chosen to work with the Firstbeat Solution as they show commitment to dedicating resources to help coaches and players succeed and stay healthy.”

“Firstbeat metrics have been used to unlock performance and recovery by ice hockey teams across the world for decades. We are looking forward to supporting the National Teams to provide the same value, and outcomes, as they prepare for training, games, and competitions.”

Jerome Perez, Strength and Conditioning Coach France Women Ice Hockey, said:

“We wanted a solution which allows our athletes to be monitored quickly and accurately during our national camps but also between them. The Firstbeat Sports Sensor and app solution made my job “easier” by bringing to me valuable internal and external workload information and also giving me the capacity to integrate raw data thanks to the data export feature. Overall, the system improves our monitoring and strengthens the individualization of training.”

About Fédération Française de Hockey sur Glace (FFHG) and Women’s National Team: The French Ice Hockey Federation is the governing body of ice hockey in France. It was founded in 2006 and oversees both professional and amateur ice hockey in the country, alongside the national senior and junior team structure. This includes the Women’s National team who are ranked 10th in the world in IIHF rankings and compete in the World Women’s World Championships. Their head coach is Grégory Tarlé.

About Firstbeat: Firstbeat Sports is a single-platform athlete-monitoring solution that provides data on training loads, intensity, fitness testing, performance readiness, stress, and recovery in one place. Over 23,000 athletes representing over 1,000 teams around the world rely on Firstbeat Sports for their advanced physiological metrics.

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