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Developing Cost-effective and Evidence-based Load Monitoring Systems

Clubb, J & McGuigan, M. Developing cost-effective, evidence-based load monitoring systems in strength and conditioning practice. Strength and Conditioning Journal. Published Ahead of Print. doi: 10.1519/SSC.0000000000000396   Available on the Strength and Conditioning Journal website here Available to request via Researchgate here   Audio Abstract here   The purpose of this paper…

Starting with Why in Sports Science

Last summer I was excited to attend the Seattle Sounders Sports Science weekend.  You can read the Notes From post all about the event here.  I was honoured to be asked to present at the event and spoke about individualising training load monitoring. Having read Simon Sinek’s ‘Start with Why: How…

Notes From: Supporting Champions 2018

This Notes From article is brought to you by Will Abbott (@WillAbbott__). Will is the Head Academy Strength and Conditioning Coach at Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club. He is also undertaking his PhD in the use of GPS and accelerometery within elite football. You can find his Researchgate page…

Notes From: Kitman Labs 2018 European Performance Summit

This Notes From article is brought to you by Jake Schuster (@CoolHandJakeGS). Jake is the Strength and Speed Coach for Florida State University Track and Field. Jake also hosts the Voyager Sport podcast, which you can find here and on iTunes.     Kitman Labs (@KitmanLabs) hosted their 2018 European Performance Summit at Tobacco…

Is There a Tug of War Between Injury Risk and Performance?

The majority of the recent literature in load monitoring focuses on the association between training load measures and injury risk. However, injury risk is not the only outcome measure we are interested in… performance matters too! However, the understanding of the training-performance relationship in team sports is currently not as…

Remembering Nick Broad

Sports Discovery was inspired by the late Nick Broad, who sadly passed away five year ago. It was created by people who were brought together through Nick’s work. Nick was a pioneer of Sports Science. His legacy lives on through the many careers he developed and influenced.   You can read more…

Sports Science Support on Mount Kilimanjaro – Part 3

After breaking a Guinness World Record for the highest altitude game of football, Dawn Scott of the US Women’s National Team has been sharing a series of posts on the journey up Mount Kilimanjaro. In part one, Dawn talked about the preparation for the once in a lifetime challenge. In…

Sports Science Support on Mount Kilimanjaro – Part 2

In Part 1 of Sports Science Support on Mount Kilimanjaro, Dawn Scott of the USWNT explained the purpose behind the world record attempt and described the preparation behind such a mammoth undertaking. In Part 2 Dawn recounts the climb up to the Kilimanjaro summit, a practice game on day 5 and…

Sports Science Support on Mount Kilimanjaro – Part 1

This summer we followed from afar with admiration and amazement as a group of support staff and female footballers took on Mount Kilimanjaro. Not only did they attempt to hike to an altitude of more than 5000m, but would aspire to break the Guinness Book of Records for the highest…

… But Does Injury Availability Affect your Team’s Physical Outputs?

Last month we explored the evidence base supporting the notion that athlete availability reduces your team’s chance of success. That post included a number of sources that demonstrated an association between injury rates and success. It may seem obvious but it is important to have the evidence to back up this…