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The Debate on the Acute:Chronic Workload Ratio: Part 2

Previously, we have discussed the evolution of the acute:chronic workload ratio (ACWR) here: http://sportsdiscovery.net/journal/2016/11/23/the-debate-on-the-acutechronic-workload-ratio/   Prior to that we also discussed a case study of using the ACWR in rehabilitation here: http://sportsdiscovery.net/journal/2016/04/25/acutechronic-workloads-and-rehabilitation-a-case-study/   Part One of our ACWR debate series outlined some of the contemporary research that include the metric…

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…

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…

… 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…

Does Injury Availability Affect your Team’s Chance of Success?

The 2017/18 Premier League season has officially kicked off and so, therefore, have the injury statistic leagues.  It has long been suggested that injury rates and player availability affect a team’s chance of success.  This is not just the speculation of pundits or those down the pub; we have evidence…

UKSCA Applied Case Study Award 2017

Congratulations to Chris Towlson and colleagues on winning the Best Applied Case Study at the UKSCA 2017 Conference. Keep an eye out for the article in full in the published literature in the near future. In the meantime Chris has kindly provided Sports Discovery with an overview of the study.  …

Preseason 2017: Behind the Scenes

July 29, 2017No Comments

Here are some interesting insights of the training, testing and monitoring going on across preseason shared via social media over the past month.                 🤔 The lads are back for pre-season testing! But aside from a lot of hard work, what exactly does…

Notes From: Seattle Sounders FC Sports Science Seminar 2017

Seeing as though we are asking people to share their notes from events and conferences, it is only fair that I do so too! Last month the Seattle Sounders hosted their annual Sports Science seminar, which I’ve been lucky enough to attend two years running. Below I will share a…

Notes From: Football Medical Association (FMA) Conference 2017

Hard to Break: Building Resilience in Modern Day Athletes FMA Conference Programme in full here. Conference and awards pictures here.   Session 1 – Five steps to a winning mindset. Key Note Presentation: Damian Hughes @LiquidThinker   The brilliant Damian Hughes opened proceedings showcasing his five steps to a winning mindset….

Notes From: Southampton FC Sports Science Undergraduate Summit

Southampton Football Club hosted their inaugural Sports Science Undergraduate Summit last week at their Staplewood Campus. Hosted by Jonathan Woodhouse (Academy Data Scientist) alongside the entire sports science department, the primary aim of the day was to provide current University undergraduates with an insight into the practicalities of delivering applied…