Predict timing of growth to identifying windows of accelerated adaptation, during which the developing body responds best to speed, stamina and strength training, for short term fitness, individualised coaching and long term athletic development.
SURPASSPORT sparked in early 2018 when founder, Adrian Geissel, realised that children who play sport, play with more than one team and play with multiple clubs and school, which made it very difficult for any one coach to plan for their team and it's players, occasionally with significant outcomes where players became unnecessarily injured or dropped sport all altogether due to burn out.
Adrian's background as a scientist, dad, coach and software engineer allowed him to package a deep understanding of modern sports science and player welfare in an easy to use App that simplifies the admin burden associated with managing a team and to present parents with a refreshingly tidy communications tool, that only includes relevant messages from their kids' teams.
Knowing more about what those kids are involved in helps coach make decisions that help nurture talented athletes and in doing so, opens more opportunity to develop the whole team. Knowing what's happening a little earlier also helps parents make decisions sooner, informing the coach in the process, and removing stress from weekends.
Building on a successful pilot with his son's hurling team in Summer 2018, SURPASSPORT has gone from strength to strength, engaging team coaches, club officers and national governing bodies. The core emphasis on player welfare ("doing the right thing for the player") influences every facet of the application, and has since expanded beyond measuring workload to take account of biological development (ages 10 - 14 years), track wellbeing & fun, store performance data (ages 13+) and to coordinate the recovery from injury.
Minimising risks of injury is a central theme, because injured players cannot play, and chronically injured kids are most likely to stop sport all together. Even if the kids is not injured, excessive workload is linked with burnout, with too many underage players 'retiring' before the age of 18. That's not good for the sport, for the club, for the team, and least of all, for the player.
SURPASSPORT aims to help coaches move the dial, just a little, without compromising their competitive ambitions, but rather the opposite, in helping to ensure that they have a deeper, stronger pool of players to draw on, for when it matters.
Following a successful pilot with the U15 Women's National team, Basketball Ireland have given their their support for SURPASSPORT, extending its use to all underage squads and academies, and beyond to connect in their club and school teams.
Less than a year since the business was registered, SURPASSPORT won Best Startup / New Business 2019 (South Dublin County), and was also a finalist in the Best Innovation in Business category. SURPASSPORT was also a finalist in the Local Enterprise awards (South Dublin) for Innovation.
In keeping with our commitment to bringing sports science to coaching, SURPASSPORT has teamed up with GMIT on a research project for 2020, and is building relationships with other research groups to advance scientific understanding, as well as player welfare.
We continue to work with those involved in coaching children and adults in sport, at team, club and association levels and are always open to a conversation about reinvesting the time saved in running a team into developing all players for lifelong participation.
Connect with our Helpdesk, who will work with you to get the most from your evaluation pilot. Of course, we also welcome any questions you might have about SURPASSPORT or Child Centred Coaching.
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Cumann na mBunscoil, Kildare
Management of primary school leagues
Coordinating Juvenile Hurling team availability and attendance.
Tracking workload and more for the Irish Juvenile International squads.