SPI IQ Support Page
This page contains all the information you need to be a competent user of SPI IQ. Please take a few minutes to read through this information and learn about the system.
What is SPI IQ and how does it work?
- SPI IQ is essentially a reporting interface for training and match data
- SPI IQ relies on Team AMS software to process and upload information collected by the devices
- SPI IQ generates reports using the zones settings and player profile information as defined in Team AMS
- SPI IQ is a web based platform that can be accessed from any web browser
Fundamentals of SPI IQ
SPI IQ is based on Team AMS zones and settings.
SPI IQ reports are created based on the zone settings and player profile information in Team AMS. All changes to these settings are made in Team AMS before data is sent to SPI IQ. If changes are made after data has been sent to SPI IQ, data must be 'Refreshed in Team AMS' and resent to SPI IQ. Adjustments to the zones that are displayed in graphs and tables are made at SPI IQ. For Example ‘High Speed Running’ may be a sum of zones 4-6, 5-6 or zone 6 depending on the preference of the user.
SPI IQ calculates values based on splits, not the entire session file
To improve accuracy of reporting SPI IQ ignores the main session file and reports on the splits for each session. Therefore, all data sent to SPI IQ must contain splits. A minimum of one split is required to see session data in SPI IQ.
Unique session name, player name and split names are mandatory
SPI IQ relies on the splits for each player and session having unique names. Any 2 splits with the same name, for the one player in a session will be reported as a single split.
If files are re-uploaded to SPI IQ with the same Session, Player and Split name they will replace the existing records.
Section Menu including Troubleshooting
Once the data is collected in the GPS devices the process is as follows
1. Download the units to Team AMS - See Team AMS Help / Troubleshooting guide
2. Use the Group Rename function to give the session a unique name and apply tags - More
3. Create Session Splits for the players - More
4. Select and Send data to SPI IQ - See below
Upload Data to SPI IQ from Team AMS
- Select sessions and splits in Team AMS/Sessions view, right click, select 'Send To – SPI IQ'
- Ensure user name and password is correct
- Click 'Send to SPI IQ'
Username and Password for SPI IQ
- Usernames and passwords are issued when your account is first set up, contact GPSports to set up an account.
- Passwords can be changed at any time by contacting GPSports.
- Username and password is used to upload data and access the www.spiiq.com website
Upload fails, but I have an Internet connection
- Check your SPI IQ username and password is correct
- Login to www.spiiq.com with the same username and password to check
- Check your Internet connection, or try a different connection
- Check your firewall settings to ensure www.spiiq.com is not blocked
- Check you are running the latest version of Team AMS
- Try uploading a small number (20) of splits to test the connection
- Contact your IT support personnel or contact GPSports
Upload is slow or fails after a period of time
- Check your Internet connect speed
- Upload splits only, not full session files
- Try uploading a small number (20) of splits to test the connection
- Try uploading less than 100 splits at a time
- Report the issue to GPSports
Team AMS says ‘upload successful’, but I can’t see the data at SPI IQ
- Check the username and password used for uploading from Team AMS is correct
- Check the username and password used for accessing SPI IQ is correct
- Check the Admin/Manage data section of SPI IQ – can you see the data that was uploaded?
- If yes, check the data has split names listed. Add split names if necessary.
- If yes, check split names are not duplicated for the same session and player
- If no, re-upload files from Team AMS. Contact GPSports
From the Dashboard
- Select a session on the calendar and click 'Show Report'
- Select a player from the list and click 'Show Report'
- click any graph segment to link to the appropriate report
From the Analysis sections
- Make selections from the menus on the left of screen, click 'Show Report'
- First, generate the report on screen in SPI IQ
- Then, use the Actions menu and select either
‘Create a link to this report’ – this link can be emailed as an invitation to see the latest report in the SPI IQ web page
‘Create Printable Report’- a PDF Report will be generated
If the PDF report is not displayed, check you have adobe reader installed and check your pop-up windows are not being blocked by the browser security settings.
All Players Do Not Appear in the One Report
- Check all the data has been uploaded to SPI IQ by viewing it in the Admin/Manage Data section, if not re-upload sessions from Team AMS
- Check the Admin/Manage Data section to ensure the Session Names is the same for all players
- Check all player have splits for that particular session
Session Values are Unexpectantly High or Low
- Check the Admin/Manage Data section and ensure all the splits have been uploaded
- Check the values of the splits to ensure they are similar to what is expected, if not, check the raw files in Team AMS to ensure data was collected and splits are accurate
Check the splits do not overlap. If a ‘full session’ split is cut in addition to individual drill splits, values for the session will be approximately double what is expected.
Choose the Graphs You Want
The Dashboard, each Analysis section, and each Printable Report (PDF) has a list of graphs to choose from.
To select graphs:
- Click 'Select Graphs' on the Actions menu of the SPI IQ page you want to edit
- Select and arrange the graphs you want to display
- Click Save changes, close window
To adjust graphs on the Printable report, click 'Configure Printable Report' (see below).
Customise the Printable Report (PDF)
Printable reports are unique to each Analysis section.
- From the Actions menu of the Session, Period or Comparative Analysis section click the ‘Configure Printable Report' link
- Select and arrange the order of the tables and graphs you would like to see on the report
- Save Change, close window and click 'Create Printable Report'
Customise Table Layouts, Content and Formatting
GPSports administrator will make these changes for you, please send your changes to GPSports.
Table Layout Options:
GPSports administrator will make these changes for you, please send your changes to GPSports. You have the ability to
- Show or hide any variable in a large number of zone configurations
- Rename the variable to suit your needs
- Apply formatting to high or low values. Formatting can be based on
. Absolute number of scores (e.g. highest '3' values)
. Percentage of scores (e.g. highest '15%' of values)
. Scores relative to group average (e.g. if '20%' above the group average)
What are Risk Alerts?
SPI IQ Risk Alerts are an automated analysis designed to ‘flag’ athletes who have experienced a significant increase in training load. Flags are triggered when a training variable increases above the configurable threshold.
- Single, 3 and 7 day accumulated loads are compared to respective periods over the last 28 days
- Individual players, positional group averages and the team average is analysed for every session
Key Variables used in the analysis:
- Volume Indicators - Distance, Bodyload, HR Exertion
- Intensity Indicators - High Speed Distance, Sprint Count, Acceleration Count
Threshold for flagging:
- Scores are flagged if they exceed all other scores during the period by 20% (default setting)
- Sensitivity can be increased or decreased (from 1-40%) via the 'Configure Risk Alerts' option on the Actions menu
- Results are reported in the table format on the SPI IQ Dashboard and can be added to each analysis section and PDF reports
What is Session Score?
Session Score is calculated by comparing the selected session’s values with user defined Normative Values. The normative values should to reflect the heaviest load the team is exposed to.
Calculation = (Session Value / Normative value ) x10
Result is a 1-10 scale as an indicator of the load for the given variable on that particular training day.
The default selection of variables is Distance, High Speed Distance, Acceleration, HR Exertion and Body Load.
What is Session RPE and where do I enter it?
Session RPE (Rate of Perceived Exertion) can be entered in the Group Rename screen of Team AMS. Session RPE is collected from the athletes at the end of the session (or split) and used to gauge the players level of exertion. The Session RPE value is reported in SPI IQ (graphs and tables) and can be used to calculate RPE Training Load.
Calculation: RPE Training Load = Session RPE x Time (min)
Team AMS has the ability to accept RPE values for each split and perform the above calculation for each split independently.
Using the SPI IQ Injury List
The SPI IQ Injury List is designed to allow the user to easily interface injury information with load data to establish trends related to player loading. Containing the injury data at SPI IQ will allow future analysis and reporting related to injury incidence, lost training days and the relationship of injury and load variables.
To Use the Injury List:
1. Access the Injury List section by selecting Admin, Injury List on the main menu.
2. Enter or Import Injury Data -
- Click 'Enter New Injury' to enter injuries one at a time
- Click 'Import Injury List Using Template' to import large amounts of injury data
3. Save the data and see it appear in the Injury List. Information can be further edited by making changes directly into these fields.
4. The Injury List can be shown on the Dashboard. To show list, click Dashboard, Actions menu, Select Graphs. Opt to Show Injury List. The Dashboard Injury list contains the last 6 weeks of injury data.
5. Individual Injuries will appear on relevant graphs as 'red cross' icons.
- Mouse over each icon to see details of the injury
- Click the icon to go to the Injury List
The Icons Do Not Appear on the Graphs
- For icons to appear on the side bar graphs the session name and player name must match the session data.
- For icons to appear in bar and stacked bar graphs the date must match the session data.
Copy and paste the date and session name from the Admin/Manage Data section to ensure no errors.
What is Speed Exertion?
Speed exertion is calculated using GPS data in Team AMS and displayed in SPI IQ.
What is Heart Rate Exertion?
Heart Rate Exertion is calculated in Team AMS and displayed in SPI IQ
What is Body Load?
Body Load is calculated using accelerometer data in Team AMS and displayed in SPI IQ
How are Sprints Calculated?
Sprints are reported in SPI IQ based on the settings in Team AMS-Analysis-Sprints section. Sprints can use a speed or acceleration threshold
How are Sprints Different From Accelerations?
Both Sprints and Accelerations are calculated from GPS data. If the two sections use the same settings they will elicit the same results. Team AMS allows settings to be manipulated by the user in both cases.
How Are Impacts Different From Collisions?