The Player Health, Safety, and Performance Platform at FC Wisconsin is an unmatched commitment to maximize long-term athlete development and performance with the highest possible emphasis on player health and safety. Through periodisation and planning based on the best methodology in the world, use of leading edge technology, and relationships with industry leading experts, the club's commitment to providing the best and safest long term athlete development model in the United States is unmatched.
Periodisation and Planning:
Training sessions and loads for each team are planned and periodised each day, week, and month to maximize performance and allow appropriate recovery for a positive training effect. The length and dimensions of each activity, the rest and work intervals in each activity, and the overall demand of the session from day-to-day are carefully planned to allow for maximum growth without over-training and diminishing returns in physical performance.
Player Monitoring and Readiness:
FC Wisconsin uses Fit-for-90 to monitor the training loads and readiness of players U14-U18 every day. This technology allows coaches to insure that training sessions have the appropriate physical demands, and helps to identify players that may need to have a lower demand or more restricted session based on physiological readiness. The use of this technology helps prevent injuries, helps identify minor issues and prevent them from becoming injuries, and helps insure maximum performance on game day.
Heart Rate Monitoring:
Every player in the club at U14-U18 has the option to participate in a heart rate monitoring study. To participate, players do physical testing at the beginning and end of every season, and wear an unobtrusive heart rate monitor in training sessions all year. This monitor tracks real-time heart rate data to objectively quantify the physical workload of the player in a session, in activities within the session, and from session to session. This data is used to help prevent over-training and the injuries associated with it, and to insure maximal physical performance to impact various physiological systems appropriately.