Creating Workouts (Beginner)
Why is this useful?
Templates will save a ton of time from clicking and dragging weeks worth of programming. Creating all of your workouts in TRAQ allows you to easily assign them to your athletes.
How to Create Workouts
The best place to create workouts and/or templates for your athletes is from an athlete profile. You can create workouts on any athlete profile that will show up and be usable for all athletes at the facility.
From the athlete profile you will find the Workouts and Templates section just to the left of the athlete calendar. You will see 3 buttons available for both workouts and templates.
The first icon, the large plus button, allows you to create brand new workouts. Click on the button and select the type of workout to create to open up a blank template.
Creating Pitching and Hitting Workouts
With the blank template open, you can now create your workout.
The only mandatory field is Workout Name. If you open a pitching or hitting workout template, you may switch between the two types, but you will need to close this window if you want to create a strength or warm up workout instead. You can use the drop down to add the workout to an existing folder. Workout notes will appear next to the name of the workout, before and after it is opened, making it a great spot to leave any notes or workout descriptions you want to be sure the athlete will see.
After the top portion is filled out, you will add your Exercises individually. As you start to type in the name of the exercise, it will auto-populate if it has been used in a workout previously. Especially at Driveline, most exercises will auto-populate. Sets and reps are both text boxes, you can type whatever you would like into those boxes. Link allows you to link any individual exercise to a website. Generally this is a drill explainer video or a shop link, but it could be any website you would like. The links will remain tied to the exercise and will auto-populate. If there is an existing link that populates that you would like changed, contact the TRAQ team.
The drop down box at the end of the row is for Custom Data Inputs. You can add one data input to each exercise. View the Custom Data Inputs section for more information.
Creating Strength and Warm Up Workouts
With the blank Strength template open, you can now create your strength workout.
Strength workouts are similar to skill workouts with a few major differences at the bottom of the template. First, you will see a drop down for Strength Data Input and a check box for Show in Tracking Sheets. Both will be default set and you do not not need to change either. These options allow athletes to enter strength data and for that data to appear in the tracking sheets section.
You will also see some extra sections in the exercise section: Rest, Load, Super Set, and Note. Rest, Load, and Note are all text boxes that you can type anything you would like in. Super Set allows you to select Super Set options from the drop down box.
At the very bottom you will see options to add MedBall exercises to the strength workout. Click add new to add the exercises and fill it out as you would normally. The input section allows you to add MedBall data inputs from the drop down box.
Warm Up Workouts
With the blank Warm Up template open, you can now create your warm up workout.
The Warm Up template allows you to select Super Sets as well as leave notes for the athlete.
Cloning and Editing Workouts
When any Driveline trainer logs in, they will see many workouts and templates that have already been created. Click anywhere on either box to open them and access the workouts and templates.
Either click on the arrow or double click on the name of the folder to open it. Inside a folder you can have sub folders or individual workouts.
Editing, Cloning, Deleting Workouts
Click on the gear wheel to the left of the name of the workout.
Three options pop up. Click on edit to open the filled out workout template and edit the existing workout. Please be wary of editing other trainers workouts. Click on clone to duplicate the existing workout, with everything remaining the same except for the name of the workout. Click on delete to delete the workout.
When editing a workout, there are three options at the bottom of the template: Close, Apply For All, and Save changes.
Selecting Save changes will save the edits you made for that workout and those changes will appear the next time you assign the workout. Selecting Apply For All will save the edits you made for all future workouts as well as applying those edits to any workouts that have already been assigned to an athlete.
Templates are just strings of workouts that allow you to program multiple days at a time rather than, for example, having to click and drag 28 individual workouts for a 4-week block of programming.
Click on the first icon, the large plus button.
Once the template opens up, you will see all of the workouts of the selected type in the bank at the bottom. To add a workout to the template, click and drag it to the left side.
Each workout that is dragged over to the left side of the screen represents a day. You will need to use Off Day or Recovery Day workouts, it is not possible to leave days blank. There is no limit to template length, but it could take a long time to save the template if it is more than 2 months long.
Note: The template creation process can be relatively slow, especially at Driveline, due to the quantity of workouts we have. We expect this to change, but be aware this process could be slow.
Creating and Cloning Folders
These functions work the same for Folders for both Workouts and Templates.
The second icon, the folder with the plus sign, allows you to create new folders to organize your workouts.
The third icon, the folder with the check mark, allows you to clone entire folders including their content. When cloning a folder you must choose a different name, you cannot use the exact same folder name.
- Can I create multiple workouts at once or import my existing workouts from a spreadsheet?
- No, but that feature is in development and should be ready summer '21.
- Can athletes create or assign their own workouts?
- This option is defaulted to off for every facility but is available by request.
- Can I buy more workouts and templates?
- Yes! We have premium hitting templates and can sell other templates as well
- How do I change the name of a folder?
- It is a little tricky, but at the bottom of the workout and template module, there is a scroll bar. Scroll to the right and you will see options to delete and rename folders!