3 elements that make Kairos more effective than WhatsApp for elite sports

The rapid evolution of sports technology over the last decade has seen a new era of accessibility for teams at amateur levels right through to international champions. This revolution has ushered in GPS tracking, dietary monitoring, every kind of data gathering you can imagine. In fact, the abundance of data available can often be overwhelming. 

Communicating effectively is crucial in elite performance environments. One app that has occupied the forefront of instant messaging for 13 years now is Whatsapp. However, it just wasn’t built for the demands and nuances experienced daily in elite sport. 

More and more teams are moving away from tools that are unfit for purpose, to tools that are designed to enhance communication in those key moments leading to game-day.

Check out why we think Kairos delivers that much needed extra edge below!

  1. Professional 💻

Built from the experience of professional athletes, our platform is designed and built for elite sport. It’s not a platform that has useful features for sport, it’s a platform where every element was designed to support an efficient high performance environment. Every team that uses the platform can adapt it, making it completely unique to them and their goals.

The platform exists as the day-to-day single interface between staff and players. Every message that’s sent means it gets where it’s meant to go, and only there. Staff can also manage quantitative and qualitative surveys, store and share critical files like videos and PDFs, set private appointments with players and manage personal information that’s accessible at the touch of a button.

The result? Everything staff and players need is in one place. A professional application means your club messages and data won’t be sitting alongside group or personal chats.

Your club platform, built for you. 

  1. Privacy 🔒

We recognise that when using tools like WhatsApp, the ability to forward sensitive messages, videos or attachments to other contacts is all too easy. The lack of audit trail means that information is easily lost which can create fragmentation across teams, particularly when young people are involved. 

A lack of control and oversight over who sees what, and who sends what to whom means that information is easily lost. 

Kairos brings assurance. 

We use encrypted cloud technology so all your information is secure and protected. Kairos is ISO 27001 certified, meaning that every possible action has been taken to make sure that the highest standards are met.

If necessary, you can track messages and have a clear audit trail of communication. You can even control who views, accesses or changes your documents helping your players and staff have one source of truth meaning those with academies or youth teams have greater ownership.

  1. Productivity 📈

Kairos grants the team selected admin full control over what matters. As a result, your operations are run by you, for you. 

No more scrolling through various different groups to find critical information – everyone now has access to the information they need – and nothing else.


All departments can now collaborate on schedules, allowing the player to see their own personalised version…whether that’s from training to appearances, to booking treatment slots with the physio. Everything is in one place for the player. The Kairos platform allows you to change any plans made previously and can alert all relevant stakeholders instantly in the process – whether it’s ahead of time or real-time.

We understand that elite sport is characterized by decisive moments, high demand, and the need to be agile. Kairos is designed to help staff and athletes prepare for these moments by creating a unified communication and operations platform to enhance the preparation stages for players and staff – meaning a clearer, more confident and assured team – ready to perform.

To find out how other teams like English Premier League team, Brentford FC, have moved away from WhatsApp in favour of the Kairos platform, read more here 👉 https://bit.ly/3PNI217

Learn more about the latest Kairos & ZoneIn integration below 👇

The two will now offer unparalleled control of athlete nutrition alongside streamlined team operations & communications platform…

Our latest integration with the ZoneIn nutrition management platform will allow Kairos to offer staff and athletes everywhere next level autonomy of the moments that matter, maximizing every step of the preparation process.

ZoneIn exists as the premier nutrition control platform for elite sports organizations. It allows for teams to offer personalized meal planning, nutrition analysis & data reporting. The platform offers a unique and empowering experience for the athlete: they can log and monitor all nutritional information from their phone, saving valuable time. The seamless integration of the two platforms will offer one place for staff to control and monitor athlete performance and behavior.

With the integration everything is synced up perfectly. You can create a seamless workflow through accessing each athlete’s ZoneIn profile right from Kairos, and vice versa.
If there’s an update within ZoneIn for one of your athletes, you can be rest assured that they’ve seen it, as all ZoneIn notifications are pushed right into the Kairos newsfeed.
Athletes can take control right from the Kairos platform too. With a single click, they can navigate to their ZoneIn profile and manage their nutrition from there.
Athletes will never miss a meal. ZoneIn scheduled meals will sync up automatically with your Kairos calendar. They’ll even include any recommended food that nutritionists might set for each athlete. 

This added layer to our platform consolidates our position as the market leading, cutting edge communications tool, built with elite sports teams in mind. Serving those with ambitious goals and a desire to drive performance everyday… Why not find out what you and your team can achieve with our ZoneIn integration?

ABOUT KAIROS

Kairos is focused on game day preparation. We are the world’s most effective platform for simplifying scheduling, streamlining communications, and maximising player engagement in elite sports. We equip and empower teams across the globe, working alongside organisations from the Premier League, the EFL, the MLS, Premiership Rugby, Pro 14 and international football teams.

Find out more about how Kairos can transform how your team communicates – get in touch here.