Knowing how well your team is feeling doesn't matter much if you can't tell how intense your training sessions are. Once your training schedule has been added, players will be prompted to say how intense the session was on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being max intensity. This is also where they can enter a reflection on how well they believe they played.
It is essential that this information is entered immediately after the session is over for accurate results, which is why players will receive a push notification when the event has finished. From the home screen, coaches will receive a prompt to view the data for any event that took place that day.
If they fail to enter the RPE within 24 hours, they will have to enter it manually by going to the event and swiping left.
In graph view, coaches can see the bar chart view of all the players who participated in the event and the team average.
The most intense session of the week should always be the furthest away from the prior match and at least 3 days away from the upcoming match (typically on a Wednesday or Tuesday if matches are on the weekend). Periodization on iOS helps coaches know exactly how hard to push their team based on which day of the week it is, and when their match days are.
Players can also enter training events that they perform on their own. Coaches will be notified when their players complete them, and these contribute to the chronic and acute training load of the player.
SoccerPulse calculates both chronic and acute load using an exponentially weighted moving average, and the comparison of these 2 values is called the load ratio.
The load ratio is a good indicator if a player is doing too much too soon or is at risk of injury.