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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…

Rugby World Cup 2015: Life inside the All Blacks

Insights from Conrad Smith By Alexander Bisley New Zealand sports writer Historically the All Blacks have been the dominant force in international rugby union – a 76% win rate speaks volumes for a glorious tradition. But since winning the 2011 Rugby World Cup on home soil, New Zealand’s supremacy and status as one of…

The science behind Liverpool FC

The scientific research carried out behind the scenes at Liverpool FC, which supports the players to perform to their maximum, has been explained in a series of recently published papers. The LFC sports science team: From left James Morton, Barry Drust, Jordan Milsom, Ryland Morgans, Tom Brownlee, Andy O’Boyle, Patrick…

What professional athletes think about while they recover from serious injuries

An athlete’s life is defined by action, so being injured and having to go through the gradual steps that lead to rehabilitation and recovery can be maddening By James Willstrop for the Guardian Sport Network Willstrop James Willstrop in action against Nick Matthew (left) in 2014. Photograph: Steven Paston/Action Images…