FYTT allows you to create facilities that act as simple representations of the physical facilities used by your team. When you assign a session to a specific facility, the software will automatically group athletes by ability and assign them to stations within the facility. This guide walks you through the creation and use of facilities.
CREATE A FACILITY
To access the facilities feature, navigate to the team's page from the main menu, then click the "Facilities" tab in the upper left portion of the screen. Click the "New Facility" button to bring up the facility creation form. Give it a name, select a configuration type, then click save.
STRENGTH TRAINING CONFIGURATION
To setup a strength training configuration, simply specify the number stations in the facility. So if your weight room has 20 racks, you would enter 20 in the station count field.
In this example, if you were training 60 athletes in a session, FYTT would assign three athletes to each station. Athletes would be grouped by how much they can lift.
INTERVAL TRAINING CONFIGURATION
In addition to station count, the interval training configuration has a few more parameters: station type, station distance, and station distance unit.
There is currently only one station type, which is distance. The station distance and unit inputs allow you to specify how much linear distance is available at each station.
As an example, suppose you wanted to divide your field into 12 stations, each with 50 yards of running distance. You would input 12 as the station count, 50 for the station distance, and yards for the station distance unit.
Below is a visual illustration of the hypothetical field configuration. Obviously, you can divide your space up however you want and fill in the form to reflect your setup.
Currently, the interval training setup only works for coach PDFs. When you generate the PDF for a session assigned to an interval training facility, FYTT automates the following calculations:
- The work/rest ratio for each interval is used to determine how many athletes can be at each station. For example, if the ratio is 1:1, the max number of athletes at each station will be two (each athlete takes turns right after the other). If the work/rest ratio is 1:2, it will assign three athletes to each station (each athlete takes a turn, then rests while the other two work), and so forth.
- FYTT uses each athlete's speed to determine the distance they should travel, and the number of rounds they need to perform. This makes it easy to set up markers for the athletes at each station. Then they simply travel the prescribed distance for the specified number of times within the given time period to create the desired stimulus.
Interval Training Example
In order for this configuration to work, the workout needs to use the following structure:
Each row represents a single interval. In this example, we're doing 2 groups of 6 intervals, where each interval is performed at 110% of a speed KPI with 30 seconds of work and 30 seconds of rest.
When we export a PDF for the session containing this workout, we get the following output (assuming all athletes in the session have a recorded value for the KPI):
As you can see, FYTT calculated the distance that each athlete needs to run within the 30 second time interval. For example, the first athlete needs to run 37 yards 4 times (there and back twice).
Once you have a facility configured, you can setup a tablet at each station in the facility. This usually makes the most sense in a weight room setting, but you're not necessarily limited to that context.
SETUP UP STATION TABLETS
We've created a simple workflow for setting up tablets. You only have to run through this process once.
On the facilities page, click the "Generate Token" button to generate a temporary login token that can be used to login to each tablet. The token is valid for 30 minutes after generation.
Visit the following URL: www.facilities.fytt.io. In the login form, enter in the temporary token that you generated in Step 1. Then select the station you want to associate the tablet with.
The tablet is now ready for a session to start. Repeat Step 2 for every tablet/station in the facility.
After you've setup your tablets, you can assign a facility to sessions. Starting a session with an assigned facility will automatically activate the tablets and display the relevant workouts for athletes at each station.
Facilities can be assigned to sessions in one of three ways:
- From the session menu on the calendar.
- From a single session within a program.
- To all sessions within a program (this is usually preferred).
Each method is described below.
Assign Facility to Session from Calendar
To assign a facility to a single session from the calendar, click on the session to open the session card. Then click "Edit" in the top right corner to open the session form. Use the "Facility" select field to select which of the team's facilities you want to assign to the session.
Assign Facility to Session in Program
You can also assign facilities to individual sessions within a program. From the program interface, click on a session to open up the session form. Then use the "Facility" select field to select your desired facility.
Assign Facility to all Sessions in Program
Lastly, you can assign a facility to all sessions in a program. When creating a new program or changing the settings of an existing program, you can use the "Facility" select field to assign a facility to all the program's sessions. If needed, you can override the program-level facility within individual sessions (as shown above).
Once you've configured a facility, assigned it to a session, and setup the tablets at each station, you can simply start a session to activate all the tablets.
Start a Session
Click a session on the calendar to open up the session card. At the top of the card, click the "Start Session" button. This takes you to the whiteboard, where you'll notice that athletes have been automatically grouped and assigned to stations.
This also activates all the tablets in the facility and displays the individualized workouts for the athletes at each station. Each athlete at the station can then easily follow the workout and record their individual results.
End a Session
Ending a session deactivates the tablets in the facility and returns them to the waiting screen. To end a session, just click the "End Session" button on the left side of the whiteboard.