The Game Changer Podcast

We started the Game Changer podcast series to have interesting conversations with interesting people. 

In our latest edition, hear how top flight Swedish team, AIK Fotball and their Coaching Team are adapting and overcoming the challenges of Coronavirus as they begin their return to play.

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On this episode the Kitman Labs and The Sports Office team interview AIK Fotball’s Head of Coaching, Sean O’Shea.

We gain insight on overcoming the unique challenges of coronavirus and how they are adapting to return to play, as Sean shares insight on how the coaching team are:

  • Adapting training schedules and environments to continue programs
  • Conditioning players with new fitness programs
  • Overcoming disruption and mental barriers the team face in challenging times
  • Creating a fun environment whilst engaging and evaluating player progression
  • Preparing for return to play


Stephen Smith,  CEO and Founder

Stephen’s expertise is in injury rehabilitation and sports physiology. Prior to founding Kitman Labs in 2012, Stephen worked as Leinster Rugby's Senior Rehabilitation Coach. His vision and experience guides the direction of product development and the company.

John Dams, Performance Science APAC

John has worked for over 20 years in professional sport and has been the Head of Performance at the English Premiership rugby team Harlequins and with the New South Wales Waratahs. He has also worked as a strength and conditioning coach with Leicester Tigers and Wellington Rugby.

Kevin McLaughlin,  VP of Operations - EMEA

Kevin is a retired professional rugby player, having represented both Leinster Rugby and the Irish National Team. He has first hand experience using Kitman Labs' Athlete Mobile. Today, Kevin plays a crucial role in Kitman Labs evolution into European sport

Andy Shelton,  Performance Scientist

With over 10 years experience of directing sports science departments in a variety of elite sports environments, Andy is Kitman Labs’ first Applied Sports Scientist. Today he works for Kitman Labs alongside some of the world's best sports teams, helping them to understand injuries and unlock performance.

Darcy Norman, Performance Scientist

Darcy is currently a consultant for the USA Men’s National Soccer Team as well as being Kitman Labs Head of Performance. His specialties lie in creating and implementing methodologies, applied data, training and managing medical, rehab, fitness, nutrition, psychology and sports science staff at the highest level.