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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…

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…