Christina Rasnake MS, CSCS, USAW, FMSC, RPR.
Strength and Conditioning, The University of Delaware
“Integrating the Sparta Science data with our programming has made the conversation consistent between our strength & conditioning coaches, athletic trainers, team doctors, sports coaches, and the student-athletes.”
When the University of Delaware was evaluating technologies, they were focused on finding a fully integrated system that is reliable and shows a clear return on investment. With the dual goals of improving student-athlete health and reducing medical costs, the university was seeking a data-driven solution to achieve its goals and they found this in the Sparta system.
The Sparta system is used by the entire athletic department to benchmark the readiness of student-athletes, identifying strengths and pinpointing areas where their athletes can improve. By identifying what each individual needs, the strength and conditioning staff is taking a proactive approach to the health of its student-athletes, saving time, money, and improving the performance of its teams throughout the season.
Sparta also creates consistency across and collaboration between Delaware’s medical and performance staff by facilitating a continuous conversation regarding the health of each student-athlete. This conversation brings the focus on student-athletes to the forefront and ensures that everyone on the team is speaking the same language, driven by objective measures.