When it comes to growing a sport, data is the most important tool a national sport governing body (NGB) can have. It can help take the guesswork out of decision making and give a snapshot of the state of the sport on any given day. The online tools developed by Sportkid Metrics provide ways to collect and distribute this data to those who need it most.
National sport governing bodies can decentralize their data collection, get useful and easy to understand reports, and put this information into action quickly. There is no more need to estimate (guess) the numbers that shape the sport. With Sportkid Metrics NGBs will know what they need to about the athlete pool. Sportkid data services can provide the following:
Full membership tracking - Track athletes, coaches, officials, administrators. All association personnel are included. This allows NGBs to know who their members are, what their role is in the organization, and where they are.
Personal, anthropomorphic, travel, and sport information - Having all this data available for each athlete informs training decisions for coaches. Anthropomorphic information helps the coach plan long-term training cycles, and the travel info makes setting up travel squads easy without having to hunt for numbers, documents, and other items...it's all in one spot!
Anthropomorphic information - Predictive and historical growth data can be stored for athletes. This kind of info makes it easy for coaches to adjust training at proper times throughout the adolescent growth cycles. Periodic measurement of athletes (we recommend every 4 months) allows our science modules to predict age at peak height velocity (APHV) using maturity offsets, and full grown height. Coaches are also able to track changes in basics such as weight, height, arm span and a few others.
The math behind this data is complex but Sportkid Metrics does the heavy work and presents it in easily understandable ways.
Track certifications and training - Trained officials and coaches are essential to national sport development. Sportkid makes it easy to track this.
Demographic data is confidential - The NGB determines who has access to the data system. All personal data is protected by encryption, firewalls, and password access. It is working data needed by association officials and coaches. It is not available to the public.
Getting sport performance information into a searchable, online system will change everything when it comes to motivation, reporting, and being a 'student of the sport'.
Who are the Top 5 10 & under boys in the 50 m breaststroke in your country? What's the deadlift record for women in your state? What are the results of last weeks cycling criterium? Soon it will only take a few keystrokes to answer these questions and others like them.
The Sportkid Metrics Performance Database will be able to take the results of various sport competitions and quickly make them available worldwide to anyone interested. Sportkid Metrics can extract relevant performance information from many competition management applications and we're adding more to our list of applications all the time.