Recorded Webinar – Recorded on 27 Mar 2023

Monitoring Internal Training Load with MLS Champions – Los Angeles Football Club

Hosted by Gavin Benjafield

Hosted by James Wagenschutz

James Wagenschutz

Build training sessions using data to optimize performance and achieve results.

Getting results in sports is increasingly decided by ever-decreasing margins. Being able to see accurate, personalized, and useable training load data is one way to ensure you stay ahead of the pack.

In this Firstbeat webinar, we were speaking with special guest Gavin Benjafield, Performance Director at Los Angeles Football Club, about how his team uses Firstbeat Sports to monitor internal training load during team training sessions and how that data is used to guide coaching decisions.

Watch the recording and you’ll learn:

  • Why monitoring internal load is useful to guide injured players reconditioning (RTP).
  • How the data is presented to the coaching staff post-session and then again prior to training.
  • Which data is most useful to prioritize when it comes to building a drill database.

The webinar is useful for any coaches interested in utilizing physiological data to make smarter coaching decisions.


Gavin Benjafield Performance Director, Los Angeles Football Club

Gavin Benjafield is Performance Director at Los Angeles Football Club. Prior to joining LAFC he was Performance Director for Watford Football Club and Ajax Amsterdam.

James Wagenschutz

James Wagenschutz Firstbeat

James splits his time between handling and supporting Firstbeat Sports key accounts in the United States and working with academy teams at MLS franchise, being a coach educator with the United States Soccer Federation, and is involved in data analysis, daily monitoring, managing strength and conditioning programming, and training periodization in collaboration with coaches. 

Previously, James spent time with Philadelphia Union and the United States Soccer Federation, as well as FC Boulder, Regis University and Colorado College. He is an M.Sc. graduate in Sports Medicine – Strength & Conditioning and is NSCA certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist.

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