Notes From: Supporting Champions 2018

This Notes From article is brought to you by Will Abbott (@WillAbbott__). Will is the Head Academy Strength and Conditioning Coach at Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club. He is also undertaking his PhD in the use of GPS and accelerometery within elite football. You can find his Researchgate page…

Notes From: Kitman Labs 2018 European Performance Summit

This Notes From article is brought to you by Jake Schuster (@CoolHandJakeGS). Jake is the Strength and Speed Coach for Florida State University Track and Field. Jake also hosts the Voyager Sport podcast, which you can find here and on iTunes.     Kitman Labs (@KitmanLabs) hosted their 2018 European Performance Summit at Tobacco…

Is There a Tug of War Between Injury Risk and Performance?

The majority of the recent literature in load monitoring focuses on the association between training load measures and injury risk. However, injury risk is not the only outcome measure we are interested in… performance matters too! However, the understanding of the training-performance relationship in team sports is currently not as…

Speed Development for Team Sports Masterclass Series: David Bishop

By West Bromwich Albion FC, in collaboration with Liverpool John Moores University and supported by Catapult Sports. The second speaker of the evening was the internationally renowned researcher Prof. David Bishop (@BlueSpotScience). David is the inaugural research leader in sport science at the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living…

Expert Speaker Series: Darren Burgess on Load Monitoring as an Injury Prevention Tool

As part of the Performance and Injury: Prevention and Management module led by Dr David Opar on ACU’s Masters in High Performance Sport, we have been spoilt to hear from a number of world class speakers. Over the next few blog posts I will be sharing a summary on the following presentations…

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…

FIFA Finally Permit the Use of GPS in Competitive Football: What is the Way Forward?

So the news we have all been waiting for has arrived… at last FIFA has officially allowed GPS in competitive matches. FIFA first permitted GPS to be used in the (male) U20 World Cup New Zealand 2015 and the Women’s World Cup Canada 2015. Following this press release, which you…

Compression Garments Series: Part 3

Having discussed the evidence for a potential reduction in muscle damage and inflammation with compression garments last week, now I will look into if this translates into improved muscle function and physical performance.  It goes without saying that a recovery modality that can improve subsequent physical performance will be of…