Lesson 1, Topic 1
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Digitalization in 21st Century

The accelerating digital transformation is being a key driver for growth in the sports industry. Currently, sports stakeholders are adopting new technologies across all sectors to keep pace with the industry trends and face emerging challenges. It usually takes years for African stakeholders to catch up with the rest of the world, thanks to the information age because we can quickly access and adopt trends before they are outdated. It is our dream to be amongst global trendsetters by 2030 since we have what it takes.

Athletes & Officials Tracking

Athlete tracking systems have become commonplace in professional team sports. Seeking to obtain a competitive advantage, organizations are investing financial and time resources in technology that can quantify training and competition characteristics validly and reliably. It is expected that such information can support decision-making processes for the prescription and manipulation of training loads.

External loads have been described as the foundation of the monitoring system and are represented by activities performed by an athlete. As part of the monitoring process, tracking data are used to quantify external load. Tracking data can be combined with other streams of information to determine readiness for competition, analyze the load performance relationship, support appropriate planning for training and competition load, as well as to minimize the risk of injury, illness, and nonfunctional overreaching.

To enable such applications, it is advised to integrate external load in multivariate monitoring system that may include internal load and training response mechanism. Therefore, the appropriate collection and interpretation of tracking data is vital for this process.