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.  …

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: Monitoring #TrainingLoad16 at Aspire Academy

I wasn’t going to write a blog post on this week’s Training Load Monitoring conference held at Aspire because all the presentations will apparently be made available online, plus all the papers presented will be published in a special edition of IJSPP next year (which by the way is such a…

Notes From: Using and Creating Scientific Knowledge to Improve Physical Performance in Football #TUMFC15

On September 10th, Teesside University and Middlebrough FC hosted a football medicine and science conference entitled: ‘Using and Creating Scientific Knowledge to Improve Physical Performance in Football’. Middlesbrough FC Sport Scientist, Jonathan Madden, has kindly written a summary for Sports Discovery on what was clearly an interesting and insightful day.   The…

Event: Using and creating scientific knowledge to improve physical performance in football

I wanted to share the details of a football medicine and science conference taking place next month, hosted by Teesside University and Middlesbrough FC. With a mixture of academics and practitioners from Middlesbrough, Ajax, Liverpool, Derby and Teesside University, this event looks set to be particularly insightful and thought provoking. You can follow the…

Can End Stage Rehab be Assessed Truly Scientifically?

Last month I was invited to present at the annual Football Medical Association (FMA) conference by my old boss Dr Bryan English. I was given the somewhat provocative title of ‘Can end stage rehab be assessed truly scientifically?’ and I am going to share a summary of it here. My…

Thoughts on the World Congress of Science and Soccer (WCSS) 2014

I spent this week at the World Congress of Science in Soccer in glorious sunshine at Portland, Oregon. WCSS is a spin off from the four yearly World Congress of Science and Football, which covers all of the football codes and reconvenes next year in Copenhagen (http://wcsf2015.ku.dk). This was the…

Notes From: Leaders in Performance

Having attended ‘Leaders in Performance’ in October I wanted to share my reflections on the conference.  We were treated to a vast array of international leaders from a variety of backgrounds, with sessions including ‘How to Make the Most of Talent’, ‘How Innovation can Flourish to Continually Improve Performance’ and…