Thursday, 23 May 2024

USAV Partners with Orreco to Support Female Athlete Health

The health and well-being of female athletes are of utmost importance, and USA Volleyball is taking a significant step to enhance their support. In an exciting new partnership, USA Volleyball is teaming up with Orreco, a global leader in bio-analytics and performance for elite athletes.

Monitoring Menstrual Cycles for Optimal Performance

Orreco will provide the U.S. Indoor, Beach, and Sitting national teams with their FitrWoman app and FitrCoach platform. These tools will enable athletes, coaches, and athletic trainers to monitor players’ menstrual cycles and understand how periods affect their performance. By gaining insights into this crucial aspect of female physiology, teams can optimize training, nutrition, recovery, and overall wellness.

Individualized Reports and Action Plans

In addition to cycle tracking, Orreco will deliver personalized reports, action plans, and strategies to USA Volleyball athletes, coaches, and athletic trainers. These resources will help manage nutrition, recovery, and wellness around the menstrual cycle. The goal is to empower each player to navigate her cycle in a way that maximizes her performance and well-being.

“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.”

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Advancing the Science of Elite Performance

Dr. Brian Moore, CEO of Orreco, expressed enthusiasm for the partnership, saying, “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 that the phenomenal USA Volleyball athletes can perform their best on any given day.”

About Orreco

Orreco, established in 2010, is a leading bio-analytics and performance company with offices in Los Angeles, London, and Galway, Ireland. Their team of scientists analyzes athlete data and provides evidence-based, personalized strategies to enhance recovery, optimize training response, and prevent excessive fatigue and under-recovery. Orreco has worked with teams and athletes across various sports, including the NBA, WNBA, NFL, WSL, EPL, Olympic sports, F1, LPGA, PGA Tour, and Major winners. To learn more about Orreco, visit

About USA Volleyball

USA Volleyball, founded in 1928, 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 volleyball in the United States, USA Volleyball oversees multiple disciplines, including beach, indoor, sitting, snow, and beach Paravolley. With over 425,000 registered members, USA Volleyball conducts national championships, coaching and officials certification programs, and grassroots development. USA Volleyball teams have consistently achieved success at the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, World Cup, World Championships, and Continental Championships. To learn more about USA Volleyball, visit #PathtothePodium

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Q: How will Orreco’s FitrWoman app and FitrCoach platform help female athletes?
A: Orreco’s FitrWoman app and FitrCoach platform enable athletes, coaches, and athletic trainers to monitor menstrual cycles and understand their impact on performance. They provide insights and tools for optimizing training, nutrition, recovery, and overall well-being.

Q: Can individual athletes benefit from Orreco’s services?
A: Yes, Orreco works with individual athletes as well as teams. Their personalized reports, action plans, and strategies are designed to support athletes in managing their cycles and maximizing performance on an individual level.


The partnership between USA Volleyball and Orreco represents a significant advancement in supporting the health and performance of female athletes. By leveraging the FitrWoman app and FitrCoach platform, teams and individual athletes can gain valuable insights into their menstrual cycles and optimize their training, nutrition, and recovery strategies. This collaboration signifies a commitment to enhancing the science of elite performance for women in sport and empowering athletes to reach their full potential.