INSIGHTS AND RESEARCH

MANAGING THE UNPREDICTABLE: THE SEVERITY OF INJURIES IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE

MANAGING THE UNPREDICTABLE: THE SEVERITY OF INJURIES IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE The league features world-class players from every continent, demanding the close attention of the football world from August to May. Like in all other sports leagues, however, be they professional, amateur, or recreational, injuries remain a nagging problem in the Premier League. To date, …

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WHAT IS THE REAL COST OF INJURIES IN PROFESSIONAL SPORT

WHAT IS THE REAL COST OF INJURIES IN PROFESSIONAL SPORT Stephen Smith | CEO at Kitman Labs We all know that injuries are a huge problem in sport today and we know they are on the rise. Nobody likes to see injuries happen to athletes and we all believe that teams are negatively affected when …

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NCAA WELLBEING – NON SPORT STRESS

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 …

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What you should know about overuse injuries in the ncaa

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 …

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Billy Beane Joins Kitman Labs as Advisory Board Member

Billy Beane Joins Kitman Labs as Advisory Board Member New Appointment Further Validates the Prevention of Sports Injury as the Next Evolution of “Moneyball” Menlo Park, Calif., December, 16, 2015 – Kitman Labs, Silicon Valley’s leading sports science technology company, today announced that Billy Beane, Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations of the Oakland Athletics, …

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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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