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GAME CHANGING INSIGHTS

STRAIGHT FROM THE PROFESSIONALS

Game Changer Podcast2019-05-14T09:56:25+00:00

The Game Changer is a podcast series founded and managed by Kitman Labs to perpetuate the sharing of knowledge and experience from some of the world’s best sporting practitioners.

OUR LATEST PODCAST

Season 2, Episode 1: The Evolution of Performance and Technology in Professional Ice Hockey

This episode features legendary performance coach Michael Boyle talking to CEO and Founder of Kitman Labs, Stephen Smith.

Key takeaways from this episode include:

  • The state of performance in the NHL, where it’s come from and where teams need to evolve to next to support their athletes.
  • The unique challenges that coaches and performance practitioners face in the NHL, and what could be done about them.
  • The adoption of technology in the industry:
    • Is it a fad or is it really here to stay?
    • Has technology caused the coaches to become undervalued and put the decision making power in the wrong hands?

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MEET THE GAME CHANGER HOSTS

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.