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Programming Practices and Loading Patterns in Team Sports

The Performance Intelligence Research Initiative  (PIRI) is excited to embark on new research for planning and programming! In sports, planning and programming for physical training alongside technical and tactical sequences is supposed to be an easy practice—especially when you have been doing this for a long time. If you’re working with Olympic sports and...


Narrowing the Gap from Research to Results

The Kitman Labs Performance Intelligence Research Initiative has identified the most urgent needs confronting elite sports practitioners – as they define them. Our just-published practitioner survey surfaced the most pressing needs across sports and roles, pointing a path for future research to sharpen its focus on what matters most for on-field results. Why did we...


S3 Ep4: Modernizing High Performance – Adam Beard

S3: E4 Guest – Adam Beard, Chicago Cub In this second segment of a two-part series, Kitman CEO Stephen Smith continues his conversation with Chicago Cubs High performance Director Adam Beard who gives advice on modernizing high performance organizations. Other highlights include: Leveraging data and analytics for decision-making How the right partner can support...


S3 Ep3: Modernizing High Performance – Adam Beard

S3: E3 Guest – Adam Beard, Chicago Cubs In the first of an exclusive two-part series, Kitman CEO Stephen Smith talks with Chicago Cubs High Performance Director Adam Beard who provides highlights from his research on performance, discusses the role of high performance directors, and more. Having worked in the AFL, Olympic sports, international...