Performance Explanations: Provide instant feedback to athletes and coaches
Performance Explanations allow you to give specific feedback to the athlete or coach entering data based on the answer or range of data they enter in an Event Form. Performance Explanations are used to help ensure athlete's and/or coaching staff receive the correct information when they need it. Performance Explanations will also appear alongside any results in the Performance Profile reports that you print off.
Access existing Performance Explanations or create a new Performance Explanation
Why use Performance Explanations?
When you want specific feedback to be give to an athlete or coach based on their results/data that is entered into the system. For example, in a Daily Review Event if an athlete enter that they have 4/5 or 5/5 stress, you may want some information to be give to them regarding tools to minimise stress levels.
To access or create new Performance Explanations:
1. Click on the "Performance Explanations" button in the Application Builder.
Edit, Preview or Delete Existing Explanations or Create a New Performance Explanation
The layout of the Performance Explanations Page is similar to the Event Pages and the Performance Standards Pages. Existing Performance Explanations are displayed on the left, and you can "Create new Performance Explanation" using the link in More Actions box (top right of the image).
To create a new Performance Explanation:
1. Click on the "Create new Performance Explanation" link
2. Set up the performance feedback to the athlete or the professional entering in the data.
3. Save it
Create a new Performance Explanation, name it, select the correct event form that it applies to and then add in the explanations for the ranges or selection options that you require.
The layout of the Performance Explanations is very similar to the layout of the Performance Standards.
#1. Name it: Name the Explanation for future reference
#2. Maximum Entries: this applies to the number of feedback items that the athlete/coach will receive. For a questionnaire that captures 15 different fields, you may only want feedback to be given to the athlete/coach for 3-4 of those fields. If they received 15 pieces of information it would be information overload!!
N.B. The "Weighting"(#8) helps to set what explanations/feedback is given to the athlete, and the system automatically "learns" how the athlete responds to a Form and varies the feedback to each individual athlete's needs. A 10 would be a higher weighting and this information would more likely be displayed to the athlete if their data is in this range/seclection than a 3 rating.
#3. Select the Event: Specify which event you want to create the feedback for (the example here shows the Daily Review Form has been selected). Once you select the form, the correct fields will be displayed in the Rules Section, where you create your explanations.
#4. Set any Filters. Set any filters that you want. For this example, the Performance Explanation will ONLY show if the athlete's score on the Daily Review Form is "Less than or equal" to "8". Set the Filters how ever you require.
#5. Select the Fields that you want to write an explanation for. For this example we are going to develop the feedback/explanations for the Overtraining Risk question.
#6 Set the limits that will define that information entered between a specific range will receive a specific explanation. Remember that fields that are Selection/Option based will show all of the possible options and you simply enter the explanation in the text box. As we are creating an explanation for a Numeric/calculation field we need to start off with the smallest number and grow the ranges' explanations accordingly. For the Overtraining Risk score of "Below and including" "2", the athlete will receive the feedback written in the "respond with" (#7) text box.
#7. Write in the "Respond with" text box the information that you want to be displayed to the athlete when their answer meets the range criteria. "Very low risk of Overtraining, GO hard today" will be shown to the athlete if their Overtraining Score is below and including 2.
#8. The Weighting allows you to assign a "how important is this feedback" compared with other feedback in the form. Each feedback explanation is weighted at 1.0 which means an athlete/coach has an equal chance of receiving this feedback for this question compared to the other questions in the field. However, you could set that this feedback is a high priority and so it can be weighted as a 10 and it will be shown to the athlete above all of the other possible feedback from other Questions. To change the Weighting, click on the drop down box and select a different one (the example here shows that the rating is set on 3 for the "Below, and including 2" field and is only weighted at 1 for the"between 2 and 4".
#9 Continue to build up the ranges and the feedback provided for Each Field until you have covered the possible answers that an athlete/coach will enter for each Question/Field.
10. Save the Performance Explanation
Go to the application and enter in some data for the form and ensure that the correct explanations are pulling through
The image here shows the feedback to the athlete/coach that has been limited to 3 Fields. Based on all of the answers the athlete/coach entered into the Event Form, the following Performance Explanations were chosen to show the athlete/coach once they had saved their event.
Performance Explanations allow you to give feedback to the athlete/coach on any type of field including how to proceed with severe or minor injuries, through to how to increase or decrease specific servings of food based on their a dietary questionnaire. The possibilities are endless!