Configuring FYTT to work within your facilities
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 input 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).