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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…

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…

Profiling Sports Science 2016

December 13, 2016No Comments

Hello Sports Discovery Readers. What a year of sport it has been! Notable highlights from a neutral view must include Leicester City winning the Premiership, the Rio Olympics, Andy Murray’s year, Ireland finally beating the All Blacks, the Ryder Cup and Euro 2016. It’s been another great year for Sports…

Profiling Sports Science Careers

In recent weeks there have been some very rare and exciting vacancies advertised in Sports Science, Strength and Conditioning and High Performance, most of which we tried to share on the Sports Discovery Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn feeds. This got us thinking about our own careers; what has helped and hindered getting where we are today and…

Premier League footballers plagued by rotting teeth, UCL finds

Nearly four out of 10 professional footballers have ongoing tooth decay, while eight out of 10 have gum disease according to a study by University College London By Sarah Knapton, Science Editor, The Telegraph, 11:30PM GMT 02 Nov 2015 Premier League managers hoping to turnaround their club’s fortunes might ordinarily look to…

Soccer and tech: How the Sounders separate noise from signal with wearable tracking data

Sounders defender Zach Scott wears a GPS device during practice last month as Sport Science and Performance Manager Dave Tenney looks on. While many soccer clubs now use wearable trackers to gain additional insight into player performance, the Seattle Sounders FC was largely ahead of the curve, utilizing new gadgets and software to…