3.1 Player Workload Monitoring Tool

Player Workload Monitoring

An analytical tool to enable better decisions from FIFPRO and Football Benchmark

FIFPRO Player Workload Monitoring observes player workload and match scheduling across different competitions, maximising data and knowledge to address the growing information needs of the football industry on aggregated player load across multiple competitions. The platform supports decision-makers to make informed decisions about the next generation of sustainable and integrated competitions. The core objectives of the platform are: Prioritise player health, career and performance; Enable workload and match schedule monitoring; Provide scientific data analysis across competitions; Support evidence-based decision-making. FIFPRO Player Workload Monitoring (PWM) provides transparent and regular player workload updates to the football industry, covering a global sample of male and female professional football players.

What you should know

Multi-Level Analysis

The platform allows multi-level analysis with the purpose of improving the integrated management of match calendars and player workload. It includes metrics such as general match schedules, basic player match load information, a break-down of competition formats, season-by-season analysis, accumulated duration of international travel, as well as the duration of rest- and recovery periods.

A Digital Platform

The digital platform enables an objective analysis of a player’s workload, supporting the development of player-centric competition calendars that convey a commitment to peak performance and sustainable career paths.

A Nimble and Reactive Platform

FIFPRO Player Workload Monitoring (PWM) is an ongoing and cutting-edge monitoring platform that is scalable, open and able to address the entire match schedule and related workload of players across competitions at a global level.

Player Workload Monitoring Explainer

Player Workload Monitoring - Definitions

The following terms are used throughout the report to illustrate the workload situation of professional football players, but what do they mean? To help, here is a explainer guide for some of the definitions used when researching the modern demands on professional footballers.

PWM Definitions

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