2016 National Conference

Chris West

Associate Head Coach for Sports Performance/Director of Sport Science, University of Connecticut

Presentation Summary:

Using Technology to Monitor Training Stress: Practical Applications

The goal of any sport training program is to maximize competition performance. Maximal physical performance occurs when fitness levels are high and fatigue levels low. Managing the balance between fitness and fatigue is critical during the in-season competition period.

This presentation will describe how technology can be utilized to measure the type, intensity, and volume of Training Stress and the effect that the Training Stress has on performance.


Chris West is currently the Associate Head Coach for Sports Performance and the Director of Sport Science at the University of Connecticut.

Prior to his appointment at University of Connecticut he served as Strength and Conditioning Coordinator at Saint Louis University. Coach West also has experience serving internships with the Oakland Raiders and Los Angeles Kings and a graduate assistantship with the Seattle Seahawks.

He earned his Bachelors Degree from California State University at Long Beach in Kinesiology and Masters Degree in Exercise and Movement Science from the University of Oregon. Coach West holds certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association as Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.