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…

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…

FA Survey on Monitoring Training Load

Calling all Coaches, Fitness/S&C Coaches and Sport Scientists who work in a professional football club in England… please complete a survey (only 20 questions) using the link below as part of important research between the FA and Teesside University:   Link to The FA and Teesside University’s Survey on Training Load …

The Debate on the Acute:Chronic Workload Ratio

I think it is an exciting time in training load research and applied practice. There is evidence-based analysis of training load taking place in the professional sporting environment as well as being published in the literature. In this post I will be focusing on the calculation of the acute:chronic workload…

Interview: Head of Sports Science at Swansea City AFC – Jonny Northeast

With the new Premier League season soon to kick off we are delighted to bring you an interview with Head of Sports Science at Swansea City AFC, Jonny Northeast. According to public statistics on sites such as Premier Injuries and Physio Room (yes they are not perfect but they still…

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…

Is Return to Play from Hamstring Injuries in Applied Practice Evidence Based?

Whilst generally viewed as a somewhat avoidable soft tissue injury, hamstring strain injuries continue to plague the epidemiology in team sports.  There are an endless amount of statistics in the literature regarding their prevalence but perhaps most worryingly of all are the recent findings from Professor Jan Ekstrand’s European football…

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…