Day: December 7, 2015

Decision Making in Professional Sport

Understanding the decision making process is a key element for any professional team trying to improve its outputs and, by extension, make more insightful decisions in the future. Typically, decision making processes have fallen into two domains of thought: Complex, systematic decision processes wherein knowledge and goal orientation determine direction and reference checks gauge effectiveness, …

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Predicted Workloads

Predicted workloads versus actual reality, why are these both such important variables for professional sports teams to monitor? Planning and tracking workload units over a day, a week or a monthly period allows coaches to compare what actually occurred with what they would have liked to have occurred. It allows coaches to reflect upon their …

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Basketball; common injuries, incidence and aetiology

Basketball and the NBA specifically is associated with extortionate costs related to and resulting from injury. Injury cost clubs in terms of players’ time lost, rehab and resources, with a 143 million dollar loss of wages due to injury reported in the NBA. The costs can exponentiate considering the potential for games/titles lost whilst key …

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Autonomy & Perception – Psychological benefits of self-screening

Often the process of screening and monitoring weighs heavily on coach resources, the emphasis being on tracking effectiveness and ensuring accountability of training procedures as well as monitoring injury risk factors. The screening process acts as an essential learning tool for the coach to establish optimal training scheduling and assess player progression. However, the value …

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