Call for Team and Coach testers

At Rowsandall.com we are adding support for teams and coaches.  Rowsandall.com provides a rich set of tools to analyze data from training sessions, both on the water, and on ergs.  The new support will allow coaches to view, analyze and compare training data for a group of athletes or a whole team.

For example, if your team is conducting a 2k time trial.  Rowsandall will give you the tools not only to compare times across your team, but also examine how well each athlete executed their race plans, how consistent their pacing was, what kind of ratings were used and even how well matched different athletes are in terms of their rowing styles.

Finally, rowsandall.com provides the ability to directly share feedback between coach and athlete or between team members on each workout.  Coaches, and the athletes themselves will be able to identify technical weakness and track progress towards fixing them.

Before rolling out the full functionality, we would like to trial it with 2 or 3 rowing teams. If you are interested, send us your simple application email to info@rowsandall.com.

We are looking for rowing teams who

  1. Are interested in trying out new ways to measure training progress and performance
  2. Are not afraid to work with software under development (beta testing)
  3. Work with a specific, time-bound goal. Please mention the goal in your application email. We want to test the functionality in the April to June time frame, so the goal must be achievable before the end of June

Ideally, we are looking for a distribution in team size and goals. The team can be a virtual team where the members never train at the same physical situation.

We will not do your coach’s job for you. We will provide you with lots of data from your team’s workouts and with new ways to look at the data. We will enthusiastically discuss with you what the data mean, but in the end of the day they are your data and you decide how to use them to achieve your Team’s goals.

The trial is open for teams of all competence levels. So whether you are preparing for the Olympics or are a group of indoor rowers trying to manage your weight, or you are a college crew preparing for a local regatta, you are welcome. The condition is that you have a Team Goal and that we can discuss how Rowsandall.com can help you achieve that goal.

What do you get?

  1. A thorough walk through explanation of the existing functionality of rowsandall.com
  2. Opportunity to try out rowing data analytics in a team setting
  3. Discuss the development of the data analytics Team module with the developers. An opportunity to influence the functionality to your needs
  4. Teams who complete the trial will get a very serious discount on the Team module

What do we expect from you?

  1. Your team members create rowsandall.com accounts and upload all their erg and boat training during the trial, which runs from April 1 to a few weeks after you have reached your training goal
  2. Your team manager or coach uses rowsandall.com to look at the data during the trial. Ideally all team members are involved in analyzing the data.
  3. A team representative spends time with the rowsandall.com team to provide feedback on the functionality. Depending on the nature of your team we expect a few one hour Skype calls plus email exchange. The communication can be done in English, German, Dutch and Czech.
  4. Apart from feedback on the functionality you help us work through any software bugs emerging from the existing Team functionality and from new functionality we will build for your team.

One of the things that we are trying understand through the trial is what kind of value the new functionality will provide to teams, and what a fair price will be for it.

Interested? Send us an email at info@rowsandall.com. The offer closes on March 25. We expect to tell you if you are part of the trial before March 29th.

You can contact us with any questions through email, or simply by using the commenting on this post.

Here are a few snapshots from the alpha trial phase.

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