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…

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…

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…

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 …

Speed Development for Team Sports Masterclass Series: Paul Brice

By West Bromwich Albion FC, in collaboration with Liverpool John Moores University and supported by Catapult Sports. Dr. Paul Brice presented alongside Prof. David Bishop at the second of a two-part masterclass series entitled Speed Development for Team Sports. The events were organised and hosted by West Bromwich Albion FC…

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…

Speed Development for Team Sports Masterclass Series: Jonas Dodoo

By West Bromwich Albion FC, in collaboration with Liverpool John Moores University The second speaker of the evening was the internationally renowned sprint coach Jonas Dodoo (@EatSleepTrain_). Jonas is the Head Coach of Speed Works, a training programme run out of the Lee Valley Athletics Centre in London. He has…

Speed Development for Team Sports Masterclass Series: JB Morin

By West Bromwich Albion FC, in collaboration with Liverpool John Moores University JB Morin presented alongside Jonas Dodoo at the first of a two-part masterclass series entitled Speed Development for Team Sports. The event was organised and hosted by West Bromwich Albion FC of the English Premier League, in collaboration…

Sports Science at the Rio Olympics

Another inspiring Olympic Games is over… But if you are already suffering from the post-Olympics blues, here is a selection of resources and articles on a whole variety of topics surrounding the Games. No doubt there are many others so feel free to add any other links or suggestions in the comments below.  …

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…