It’s hard to get too in-depth in 2,000 words, but hopefully that goes to show you that athlete monitoring isn’t some complicated affair. To recap the process of implementing an athlete monitoring program, get a handle on your athletes’ training load, the responses to that load, and the variability of the data you’re collecting. Use these data to answer questions posed by your coaching staff or to satisfy your own curiosity. From there, you can steer the development of your athlete monitoring program via both sport-specific and context-specific factors. Regardless of your chosen methods, keep your eyes on the ultimate prize: improving your athletes’ performance and keeping them healthy.