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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…

UP Fitness Part 3 #qliksense

In part 1, I discussed my own experiences of using the UP3 personal fitness tracker. Then in part 2, I loaded a year of data into Qlik Sense, the data analysis and visualisation software. In part 3, I’ll explain how to create a series of longitudinal charts showing total distance…

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…

Sports Science for Athletes Insight

Recently I was asked by the team at Athletes Insight if I would be interested in writing an ‘Expert Contributor’ post for their training community. CEO Rich Stead and I were course-mates in our Undergraduate degrees in Sports Science at Loughborough University. I’m really excited (and jealous) that he has…

UP Fitness Part 2

In part 1, I discussed how I came to own and use an UP3 personal fitness tracker. It wasn’t the life-changing experience I’d hope for, but it did provide me with a year of activity data. In part 2, I’ll explain how to load that data into Qlik Sense visualisation…

Exploring the Science Behind Resting Athletes

It seems not a week or even a day goes by without another sport story in the media on rest. In football, Jose Mourinho has bemoaned his team’s fixture congestion over Christmas and recently with the Europa League and domestic scheduling. Perhaps with a strong case considering Leicester City won…

UP Fitness Part 1

It’s approaching Christmas 2015 and desperate for a present for my wife, I took inspiration from Bernard Marr’s book Big Data, which I’d recently finished. Almost in passing, he mentioned wearing a band that gathered his personal movement data, and was contributing to the growth in “big data”. I knew of…

Profiling Sports Science 2016 – The Results

Firstly, thank you to everyone who took the time to contribute to our short survey. We hope it will continue to be an annual event, and that the insights derived from your answers will help to shape the industry, and the part Sports Discovery plays within it. The survey this…