Game Changer Podcast2019-06-11T10:14:16+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.


Season 2, Episode 2: Why the Best in the Business Never Stop Learning

Part 2 of CEO and Founder, Stephen Smith’s interview with the legendary performance coach Mike Boyle.

Key highlights from this podcast include:

  • Mike’s own personal development and decisions that helped him to get where he is today
  • Tools and skillsets that are necessary for future performance practitioners
  • Breaking down silos within a team landscape
  • Further discussion from part one on the role of technology in today’s industry

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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.