The best monitoring system shows them where to look.
"During a typical 100°F practice, the Zephyr™ monitoring system alerted me to a student athete’s rising core temperature even before he showed physical signs of illness. We were able to immediately cool and hydrate him for a full recovery — avoiding a potentially life-threatening situation. All thanks to Zephyr™ technology."
Daniel K. Bellamy, MS, ATC, PES
Director of Sports Performance
Why do coaches in the NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB monitor the heart rates of their players? Why do the Cavs, Royals, Giants, Canadiens and college teams all across the country monitor energy consumption?
The same reason the Pittsburgh Pirates do. With a 162-game schedule, they need to measure fatigue. Because fatigue lowers performance and leads to injury. And in a sport that loses more than a billion dollars a year to injury, that’s the last thing a coach wants.
Getting peak performance from your players game after game is a key to success. And as sports-injury expert Will Carroll says, “If you’re not assessing, you’re guessing.”