Three sports enthusiasts in general, studying at Ensimag , Grenoble engineering school in computer science and in Grenoble Managing school.
We all have competitive sport experiences but in two different disciplines: athletics and cross-country skiing.
Former top athlete in cross-country skiing.
Middle distance runner, passionate about athletics.
Practice track and field during 6 years, middle distance runner
Our years of training have led us to follow very different type of trainings, in various structures.
Nevertheless, we realized that coaches always used tools that were often similar.
These tools have not evolved much in more than a decade.
These tools do not allow to have feedback from trainings performed by the athletes.
It is however common for coaches to ask their athletes for updates, to find out how the training went. This monitoring is essential to adjust the training program, and is even more complicated when the coach and the athletes are remote.
We felt a real need, which led us to develop an app that can finally address these issues.
Provide a tool for coaches and athletes.
Its purpose is to facilitate the planning and monitoring of training and offer real-time feedback from completed sessions by the athletes.
Coaches can plan and manage their groups.
Athletes have direct access to the sessions concerning them and validate or not the trainings planned by their coach.
To overcome the specificities of each discipline, we have planned to develop specific modules. They aim to contain all the details and needs of each sport.
For now, we have two modules:
In cross-country skiing, a module to segment the session in different paces ranges (Example: 2h Session: 1h Recovery, 1h Speed)
For running, a module allowing to inform easily the times of each interval of your session (Example: 10x300m r45 ", 10 fields to complete) See the demo
Coaches can plan and manage their groups.
Example team: Pelvoux Ski Club
Group example: Pelvoux Ski Club Young Group
The coach can assign sessions to all members of a group or in a specific way to one or more athletes in particular.
The session template is an essential tool for coaches. Thanks to the training templates that he himself developed tailor-made, the coach will gain time and consistency in his schedules.
Example of running training template: Footing 50' including 10' at threshold
Example of a cross-country ski training template: Long 3h outing
Training models of course benefit from specific modules related to sport.
It is therefore possible to create complex models, which will be filled once, and used on many schedules.
The groups bring a daily, weekly or monthly vision of the sessions carried out and / or to be carried out within the team / club.
The coach defines the volume, the type and the location of the sessions to be performed. He also defines who these trainings apply to.
He will have the opportunity to compare the forecasted calendar and what his athletes will really achieve. In addition, for the same session, it is possible to compare the feedback of each athletes.
Une fois ce travail effectué par l'entraîneur, chaque athlète qui accède à Nolio verra son calendrier individuel.
Un calendrier peut être public, afin d'être partagé facilement sans besoin d'inscription à Nolio.
Un athlète peut utiliser Nolio sans entraîneur, à la seule différence qu'il ne bénéficiera pas de calendrier prévisionnel.
Each athlete may, after completing his training, describe how he experienced the session and assign a feeling note. Collected data like GPS track, or heart rate, can be imported into the application from Strava. The accumulucation of the sessions allow to analyze data such as hourly volumes, graphs showing the distribution of types of training, etc.
If the athlete uses a connected watch, he will be able to benefit from the automatic import tool. He will therefore be able to assign his sessions directly in his schedule and link them to what was planned.
We chose to develop a web application, so that the content is easily accessible from anywhere.
Soon, we plan to develop a mobile application so that users can easily follow the training schedules, and easily fill in the sessions