COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 25, 2021) – Seeking to better support the health of female players on its national teams, USA Volleyball is announcing a partnership with Orreco, a global leader in bio-analytics and performance for elite athletes.
Orreco will provide the U.S. Indoor, Beach and Sitting national teams with its FitrWoman app and FitrCoach platform to help athletes, coaches and athletic trainers monitor players’ menstrual cycles and their periods’ effects on performance.
The company will also provide USA Volleyball athletes, coaches and athletic trainers with individualized reports, action plans and strategies to help manage nutrition, recovery and wellness around the menstrual cycle.
“We have been monitoring our players’ cycles for two years and have already learned a lot,” said Kara Kessens, athletic trainer and physical therapist for the U.S. Women’s National Team. “FitrWoman and FitrCoach will help us take the next step in helping each player manage her cycle in the way that works best for her.”
“We are delighted to partner with USA Volleyball,” said Dr. Brian Moore, CEO of Orreco. “It is so exciting to work together to advance the science of elite performance for women in sport. Our FitrWoman and FitrCoach platforms are being deployed to help harness the power of female physiology, so the phenomenal USA Volleyball athletes can perform their best on any given day.”
Established in 2010, Orreco has offices in Los Angeles, London and Galway, Ireland. Orreco scientists analyze athlete data and deliver evidence-based, personalized strategies to improve recovery rates, optimize training response and protect against excessive fatigue and under-recovery. Clients include teams and franchises in the NBA/WNBA/NFL/WSL/EPL, individual athletes in Olympic sports, F1 drivers, LPGA and PGA tour players including 3 Major winners. To learn more, visit www.orreco.com
About USA Volleyball
Founded in 1928, USA Volleyball is a non-profit organization recognized by the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC), the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) and World ParaVolley as the National Governing Body for the sport of volleyball including the disciplines of beach, indoor, sitting, snow and beach Paravolley in the United States. With more than 425,000 registered members, USA Volleyball conducts national championship events, coaching and officials certification programs, and grassroots development across all disciplines in a lifetime sport in which all can participate. USA Volleyball’s teams have won an Olympic medal in every Olympic Games since 1984, four Paralympic medals since 2004 and numerous World Cup, World Championship and Continental Championship titles. For more information on USA Volleyball, visit www.usavolleyball.org. #PathtothePodium