GETTING STARTED

You now have access to an athlete management system that can help you monitor your athletes training and recovery.

Our system is very easy to use but If you have any issue getting started, we can help you get ready in no time with this quick guide.

Administrator

Managing your site

Access the Admin Portal to create new user accounts and groups within your organisation.

Admin Portal

You can access the Admin site at anytime by clicking on the following link:

http://admin.axiom-ams.com/

Create Athlete and Coaches user accounts

As an administrator, you can add athletes at anytime following these steps:

To Add a New Athlete account go to the Admin site and login with your Administrator credentials:

  1. Select ‘Users’ on the left sidebar
  2. Select ‘Add User’, located in the top right-hand corner of the screen (a pop-up box will appear)
  3. Enter account details (First Name, Last Name, Email, Sex and Date of Birth)
  4. Assign the Athlete or Coach role
  5. Set the active button On.
  6. Click the Confirm button.

When an athlete account is created, the athletes automatically receives an email login invitation.

 

Create Groups

As an administrator, you can create groups within your organisation so you can categorise your users by gender, age or sport, for example.

Notice that you can add or remove groups at anytime and this will not affect your users data.

To create a New group, go to the Admin site and login with your Administrator credentials:

  1. Select ‘Groups’ on the left sidebar
  2. Select ‘Add Group’, located in the top right-hand corner of the screen (a pop-up box will appear)
  3. Enter Group details (Group Name and Description)
  4. Click the Confirm button.

Group Structure in Axiom-AMS

This is how the grouping structure in Axiom-AMS looks like:

Assign Athletes and Coaches to Groups

If you already have users and groups in the system, you can use this feature to assign users to specific groups.

Having your users categorised into different groups allows you to generate reports and visualise dashboards specific to each group of athletes.

This feature is also very important to control coaches’ access to athletes’ data so that certain coaches see only athletes in the groups they are assigned to.

Coaches have access to the athletes in their groups, and all other athletes on the organisation will not be visible.

To assign Coaches to groups:

  1. Select ‘Groups’ on the left sidebar
  2. Click the hyperlink under the column header ‘Coaches’. The number of coaches assigned to each group is highlighted in blue.
  3. Select the coaches you want to assign to this group.
  4. Click the Confirm button.

Coach

Setting up your site

Select which Athlete Monitoring areas you would like to collect and set Risk Thresholds.

Login from your desktop

To login to Axiom-AMS, following these steps:

  1. Visit https://my.axiom-ams.com/app
  2. In the username textbox, enter the email address you used when you signed up.
  3. In the password textbox, enter the password you chose when you signed up.

Remember that both passwords and usernames are case sensitive.

Change / Reset your Password

Follow these instructions to change or reset your password:

Change your Password

To change your account password on Axiom-AMS desktop:

  1. Select the Account button in the top right-hand corner of your home page
  2. Update your details
    • If you want to change your password, type your new password into both password fields
  3. Click the Save button
    • When prompted, confirm your account changes using your original password (the one you signed in with). After this, you’ll use your new password.

Reset your Password

If you forgot your password, follow these steps to reset it:

  1. Go to Axiom-AMS site (https://my.axiom-ams.com/app)
  2. On the login page, click ‘Forgot Password’.
  3. Enter the email you used to register in Axiom-AMS.
  4. You will receive a randomly generated password on the email address you entered.
  5. Login to Axiom-AMS using your email address as Username and 
  6. Username: email address you used to register and the randomly generated password you have just received in your email.

 

** Passwords must be at least eight characters long and must contain one upper-case and one lower-case letter as well as a numeric character.

 

Login information is case sensitive, meaning that you must use upper and lower case text consistently when entering passwords and email addresses.

 

Notice that if you make five failed attempts to log in, Axiom-AMS will remove your ability to log in for 10 minutes.

 

Data Selection

While the range of athlete monitoring areas used by organisations and sport science practitioners widely differs, we have reviewed the literature to uncover the most common ones. 

 

Axiom-AMS helps you collect a wide array of wellness data through the ‘Daily Diary’ event form.

 

However, we believe the success factor of any monitoring system does not depend on the amount of data collected, but how this data can improve athletes’ training programme and, ultimately, their performance. That’s why AXIOM AMS allows you to collect only the data you are interested in. 

 

To select which athlete monitoring areas you would like to collect, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Axiom-AMS site and login with your credentials.
  2. Open the ‘Data Selection’ event form under the Settings category.
  3. Select ‘Yes’ for those areas you want to include in your Daily Diary event form.
  4. Select ‘No’ for those areas you do not want to collect data.
  5. Click ‘Save & Close’

 

For more information about the different athlete monitoring areas included in Axiom-AMS, visit the page Learning about Athlete Monitoring Data Areas.

Risk Thresholds

Axiom-AMS helps you monitor your athletes’ training and recovery by identifying big spikes or drops in their workload or wellness scores. Acute increases in workload may affect your athletes’ wellness and could lead to injuries. Axiom-AMS allows you to set Risk Thresholds, so it warns you only when they are at risk.

 

Currently, there are 3 main areas where Risk Thresholds apply: Training Load, Wellness and Sleep Duration.

Training Load

Monitoring the load placed on athletes in both training and competition has become a very hot topic in sport science. Both scientists and coaches routinely monitor training loads using multidisciplinary approaches.

 

One of the monitoring approaches that is becoming more widespread involves looking at the ratio of acute-to-chronic (ACWR) monitoring variables.

 

This acute-to-chronic workload ratio can be calculated simply by dividing acute workload (average workload over the last 1 week) by the chronic workload (average workload over the last 4 weeks).

 

Z-score calculations are also useful here for identifying thresholds such as low and high athlete workloads.

 

Researchers found out that when the ACWR was in the range of 0.8 to 1.3 (ie, the acute training load was approximately equal to the chronic training load), the risk of injury was relatively low. However, when the ACWR was ≥1.5 (ie, the acute training load was much greater than chronic training load), the risk of injury increased exponentially.

 

Therefore, a Lower Threshold of 0.8 and an Upper Threshold of 1.3 are recommended to identify workloads with lower risk of injury.

 

Bourdon, P. C. et al. (2017). Monitoring athlete training loads: Consensus statement. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 12(May), 161–170. https://doi.org/10.1123/IJSPP.2017-0208

Wellness Monitoring

Questionnaires and subjective responses of athletes are commonly used for monitoring. Axiom-AMS allows you to collect the following wellness metrics (Fatigue, Stress Levels, Muscle Soreness and Mood) using the Daily Diary form.

 

Determining what constitutes a meaningful change in these athlete-reported questionnaires is challenging.

 

Potential problem with interpreting scores on these scales are:

  • Athletes can give automated responses, particularly if they are answering these questions on a regular basis.
  • Some athletes regularly report high or low values despite having had the scales explained in detail.

 

One of the solution to these problem is to compare the athlete’s result on that day to a value that represents what the athlete regularly reports by using a modification of the z-score.

 

In Axiom-AMS, you can set your own thresholds to determine how many standard deviations are practically important; however, it has been suggested that a threshold z-score of >1.5 is effective for identifying scores considered to be at risk.

 

Coutts, A.J., and S. Cormack. 2014. Monitoring the training response. In High-performance training for sports, edited by D. Joyce and D. Lewindon, 85-96. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Sleep Duration

Sleep is consistently mentioned as one of the key elements of recovery for athletes.

 

Monitoring of sleep is believed to be important for preventing overtraining syndrome.

 

While sleep requirements vary slightly from person to person, most healthy adults need between 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night.

 

Hirshkowitz, M. et al. (2015). National sleep foundation’s sleep time duration recommendations: Methodology and results summary. Sleep Health, 1(1), 40–43. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sleh.2014.12.010

How to adjust thresholds

  1. Open ‘Risk Thresholds’ event form under the ‘Settings’ category.
  2. Adjust the risk threshold values:
    • Internal Workload:
      • Default ACWR Lower Threshold = 0.80
      • Default ACWR Upper Threshold = 1.30
    • Wellness Z-Score:
      • Default Z-Score = 1.5
    • Minimum Sleep Hours
      • Default = 8.0
  3. Click ‘Save Thresholds’.
Enter Data

Follow these instructions to enter data in Axiom-AMS:

Individual Data Entry

  1. Sign in to Axiom-AMS to view the home page
  2. Select the Athlete you want to enter data for
  3. In the left sidebar, select the event form you want to fill out
  4. Fill out the event form, making sure to fill out all required fields
  5. If the event form is complete, click Save & Close
  6. If the event form can’t be completed, click Cancel
  7. If another of the same event form needs to be entered (and this option is available), click Save & Enter Another

Group Data entry

There is one tool available on your home page for group entry mode, which has a button called Enter Data for Group, which automatically selects all members of the current group you are viewing.

 

To enter data for a group, follow these steps:

  1. Hover over Data Entry tab on the Home Page and click the button called Enter Data for Group
  2. Select the required group and group members
  3. Click the Enter Event for [number] Athletes button or link
  4. Select the event form you want to enter data for
  5. Specify how many rows are needed per group member for any table questions
  6. Select the date and time you want the event form to be recorded with
  7. Enter data for the group members into the event form.
    1. Note that group entry mode enables almost the same extra functions as entering data into a table with the exception that when you click Fill Down, a pop-up box appears with options for whether you want to copy the cell contents or the contents of the entire row. When selecting the option to copy an entire row you are also able to specify which row (or rows) you want to copy and which rows you want to copy them to.
  8. If the event form is complete, click Save & Close
  9. If the event form is not complete, click Save Draft
  10. If the event form can’t be completed, click Cancel

Import Data

Another method that can be used for entering data is via data import. Data can be imported into an event form (or profile) from a CSV (comma separated values) file using the import data tool.

 

CSV files store data in a tabular format with each value separated by a comma. These can be created or viewed in software such as Microsoft Excel.

 

Axiom-AMS will not accept other file types when importing data into an event form; you must use a CSV file.

 

This method can be used for many records for one or many users but only for one form at a time. The import data tool allows you to specify which event form you want to import data into, shows you the fields that are available in this form and lets you generate an Excel template.

 

The template includes all available fields. The template also includes all of the options for any option questions. The option lists are for reference only and should be deleted before the file is uploaded.

 

The Excel template for the event form selected can be viewed and filled out using Excel. The use of a template is to ensure that the data is correctly formatted.

 

 

Once the data has been entered into the CSV file, it can be uploaded to Axiom-AMS, which will match the athlete in the import file with an athlete account in Axiom-AMS and check that the data in the import file is correctly mapped and formatted before the data is imported.

 

Report Module

The report module allows you to have access to your athletes’ data:

Reporting

When you use the reports tool, you pick the event form that you’re interested in looking at the data for, then select which users you want to include and choose which filtering options suits your requirements. The reports tool will then tabulate and display this data for you.

 

 

When you are looking at the reported data, you may have options available to you to Save, Delete, Export (as an Excel file or a PDF) or Investigate the data.

Export Data

To export data using the Reports module, hover over the Export button and click on:

  1. Excel to export as a csv file, or PDF to export as a PDF file
  2. Enter a name for the report file
  3. Select Full export to download all the data or Export Selected Columns Only to download the data that is currently shown on the report
  4. Select the date format you want to export the data

Save a Report

The option to save a report is very useful function because it means that you can set up reports with complex settings and run them again in exactly the same way. Saving a report records all of the information used to build it and re-applies these settings in the future. If subsequent event forms are recorded, that information will be included if a saved report is run again (unless the saved date filters exclude it).

 

To access a saved report, open the reports tool and select the Clear button. This will bring up all of your saved reports.

 

Athlete

Axiom-AMS on your phone

Login to Axiom-AMS using your phone and start using the app that will help you train smarter

Login from your phone

Follow these instructions to start using Axiom-AMS on your phone:

Install mobile app

To install Axiom-AMS in your mobile device, follow these instructions:

  1. Open the Apple Store or Play Store application on your mobile device
  2. Search for Axiom-AMS
  3. Follow the prompts to install the Axiom-AMS application
  4. Open the Axiom-AMS application to view the login screen
  5. Enter Axiom-AMS site location (https://my.axiom-ams.com/app)
  6. Enter your username and password
  7. Select Login Online

Setting PIN code

Athletes are able to set up a mobile device PIN (personal identification number) for their Axiom-AMS account.

 

Open the Axiom-AMS mobile application and choose the Log In Online option.

  1. Tap the Account button to access your user account page
  2. In the Account page, scroll to the bottom and select Set PIN
  3. A digit selector will appear for you to set a four-digit PIN. You must type this PIN twice to confirm. If you mistype your confirmation you will be asked to type your PIN again.
  4. Once you have confirmed your PIN tap Save in the bottom corner.
  5. You must type your account password to complete setup of the PIN.
  6. The next time you log in using either online or offline mode, you can use your PIN instead.
  7. When you log in using your PIN, the login screen will display your PIN as asterisks.

 

Note that this PIN is specific to each device, so you cannot use a new device with the PIN until you set up a PIN on that device.

 

Multiple athletes are able to use the same device to log in to Axiom-AMS using a PIN, but each must set a PIN using the above method.

 

Change / Reset your Password

Follow these instructions to change or reset your password:

Change your Password

To change your account password on Axiom-AMS mobile:

  1. Select the Account button at the bottom of your home page
  2. Update your details
    • If you want to change your password, type your new password into both password fields.
    • Passwords must be at least eight characters long and must contain one upper-case and one lower-case letter as well as a numeric character.
  3. Click the Save button
    • When prompted, confirm your account changes using your original password (the one you signed in with). After this, you’ll use your new password.

 

Reset your Password

If you forgot your password, follow these steps to reset it:

  1. Go to Axiom-AMS site (https://my.axiom-ams.com/app)
  2. On the login page, click ‘Forgot Password’.
  3. Enter the email you used to register in Axiom-AMS.
  4. You will receive a randomly generated password on the email address you entered.
  5. Login to Axiom-AMS using your email address as Username and the randomly generated password you have just received in your email.

 

Login information is case sensitive, meaning that you must use upper and lower case text consistently when entering passwords and email addresses.

 

Notice that if you make five failed attempts to log in, Axiom-AMS will remove your ability to log in for 10 minutes.

 

Enter Data

To enter Data on your phone:

  1. Click a Favorite event (Training Log / Daily Diary)
  2. Fill out the event form, making sure to fill out all required fields
  3. If the event form is complete, click Save
  4. If the event form can’t be completed, click Cancel