Can you really predict a winner? We can try.

Can you really predict a winner? We can try. From the constant streams of news headlines and the trending hashtag ‘INSANE’ on twitter, it seems that the 2018 Russia World Cup will not be quickly forgotten. Not only has the twists and turns of this tournament left the world stunned, the defeat of teams such […]

World cup: is there such a thing as a home advantage?

WORLD CUP: IS THERE SUCH A THING AS HOME ADVANTAGE? With Russia off to a strong start in the FIFA World Cup group stages, beating both Saudi Arabia and Egypt, we decided to investigate the theory of home advantage. This report will explore why European nations have historically been so dominant at tournaments held on […]

The Impact of Sleep and Travel on Performance during the World Cup

The Impact of Sleep and Travel on Performance during the World Cup The FIFA World Cup kicks off on Thursday, June 14 and most bookmakers have five-time winners Brazil and current holders Germany as the favourites. But like any sporting event, Russia 2018 will undoubtedly have plenty of twists and turns and one topical factor that […]

GDPR… why it’s not so bad

GDPR…. why it’s not so bad. Data privacy and protection seem to have finally come to a head within Europe. Not only has the recent data breaches within World Rugby shaken many sporting organisations, the added reality of the impending GDPR legislation has caused many teams to scramble and have a hard look at their […]

Injury profiling in professional cricket

Injury profiling in professional cricket View infographic here One of the most popular sports in the world, cricket requires a combination of physical fitness, skill and strategy. Despite its reputation as a non-contact, low intensity sport, injury rate and incidence in cricket are ever-present. Due to the wide array of physical demands including running, throwing, […]

S1 E3: Introducing data analytics into Swedish Football, Mikael Klots, Hammarby IF

Introducing analytics into Swedish Football In this episode Kitman Labs’ VP of Operations, Kevin McLaughlin speaker with client and elite football Physiotherapist Mikael Klotz, from Hammarby Fotball. Hammarby Fotball is one of the most forward-thinking Fotball clubs currently in Sweden, reflected by it’s organisations goals: To become a top 3 club in their league To […]

Influence of accels and decels on performance

Accels and Decels – How do they influence injury risk and performance outcomes? Many soccer teams monitor high speed running (HSR) as a key indicator for load. Yet in competition such as the English Premier League HSR and sprinting account for only 10% of the total game distance, whereas decelerations and accelerations occur every 9 seconds […]

Injury Prevalence in the AFL

Injury Prevalence in the AFL For the last 26 years the Australian Football League has conducted a yearly injury surveillance survey to identify common, severe and increasing incidences of injury, with the outcomes helping to direct research and funding into prevention strategies. Since the first Injury Survey in 1992, and despite the impressive investment into […]

THE SWEET SPOT

THE SWEET SPOT The illustrious sweet spot… It’s as hard to find as a needle in a haystack. We hear the term in coaches offices, gym floors and training rooms all the time, yet it remains so hard to quantify, that many people believe at this point it’s a myth. Common sense tells us that […]