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The Future of Research is Here
Kitman Labs has new a arm of the company, aiming to produce meaningful research that solves the real challenges the industry faces.
Our first step? Listening to you about what you need.
Programming Practices and Loading Patterns in Team Sports
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 preparing for some yearly competition, there are a lot of resources in terms of training programming and periodization, and much that can be done to help athletes reach their maximum potential.
New Research Paper from Dr. Martin Buchheit
Elite football injury risk explained: translating 1000-hour injury rates into expected weekly injury counts
In this short paper, we aim to explain those reported injury rates in simple terms, so that a team may find them more useful in assessing their own injury context.
Research Paper from Dr. Martin Buchheit
Loading patterns and programming practices in elite football: insights from 100 elite practitioners
The aim of the present manuscript is to provide for the first time the actual loading periodization and session contents programming.
We want research to be in the fabric of what we do, every day.
Here, at Kitman Labs we set ourselves apart from companies that talk about pushing the industry forward by walking the talk and putting innovation at the core of how we do things.
But innovation needs to be grounded in meaning, and so we are launching a new approach to research to support teams that want to build high performing organizations on and off the field.
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More About The Initiative
The Performance Intelligence Research Initiative is a research, education, and community engagement program designed to produce new evidence-based insights about on-field and off-field success. It also aims to accelerate the adoption of gold standard practices discovered through the research via interactive learning vehicles and engaging forums.
The goal of the research is to produce evidence-based best practices that will advance the fields of sports performance science, coaching, talent development and identification, and leadership.
- Leadership, culture and alignment
- Integrated communication, collaboration and decision making
- Performance-led planning
- Short and long term development strategies
- Data-led decision-making
- Continuous improvement and innovation
- Data collection and data quality
- Cross-departmental athletic development
- Economics of player performance
- Multi-disciplinary athlete care and development
- Youth development and progression
The Research Team
Dr. Derek McHugh
Head of Data Science
Director of Performance Science
Director of Performance Science
A Collaborative Approach
Together through collaboration we can uncover the industry challenges that are most important and apply our performance science, data science, and organizational science research expertise to solve them.
We need you to help us understand the biggest challenges you are facing. Guide us where you need help, and we’ll show you what we can do. We want to talk, we want to listen and we want to solve problems.