Monitoring during the combines: What are the key performance indicators to use when assessing future talent?
Monitoring during the combines: What are the key performance indicators to use when assessing future talent? The combines are a 5-6 day event (depending on the sport) designed to help coaches in their draft selections. At the combines athletes push themselves to their limits across a battery of tests, where their combined results are used as […]
Episode 2: Data to Drive Performance with Special Guest, Jake Schuster, Florida State University Kitman Labs’ CEO Stephen Smith sat down with Florida State University Strength and Conditioning Coach, Jake Schuster. In this podcast Jake shares some of his personal performance philosophy around strength, speed and plyometrics. He also shares how he has been using […]
COLLEGE ATHLETES: WHY COACHES SHOULD CONSIDER STRESS-MONITORING FOR INJURY PREVENTION Written by Kitman Labs Head of Research, Susan Giblin, PhD. Download the infographic for this article in PDF format here. SUMMARY Almost half of all intercollegiate athletes will experience an injury during their college years. At such a young age, an injury could be one of the […]
NCAA WELLBEING – NON SPORT STRESS Maeve Smith | Sports Scientist @ Kitman Labs “you know that while student-athletes may play games, being a student-athlete isn’t a game at all” Brian Hainline, NCAA Chief Medical Officer Stress-injury models suggest that athletes experience more physical injuries during times of high stress. Student-athlete stress can come from […]
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT OVERUSE INJURIES IN THE NCAA Written by Susan Giblin | Sports Scientist @ Kitman Labs Overuse injuries, (chronic injuries) are a category of sport-related injuries that result from cumulative trauma or repetitive use and stress. Overuse injuries are often found in low-contact sports that involve repetitive movements. Females are typically […]
EXAMINING NCAA BASKETBALL AND IT’S MOST COMMON INJURIES Written by Mark McGroarty | Sports Scientist @ Kitman Labs Introduction NCAA’s basketball championship was first introduced for men in 1937 and in 1982 for women.The game has changed considerably over the years. Although it is technically a non-contact sport, basketball is a fast and aggressive sport […]
NBA DRAFT COMBINE – INJURY PREDISPOSITION V PHYSICAL POTENTIAL Over the next two months the basketball world will focus on the NBA, where the NCAAs most talented prospects will seek to showcase their potential ahead of the June 25th draft. This multi-day combine involves a multitude of physical and skill-based tests that are designed to […]