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On the road to a Perfect Performance Department


In the latest Game Changers podcast, Darcy Norman hosts a fascinating discussion with Dr Karl-Heinrich Dittmar, Head of the Medical Departments at Bayer 04 Leverkusen.

 Dr Dittmar has been with the club since 2002 and played a considerable role in the planning and organization of the medical facilities during the modernization of the BayArena.

Key Highlights Include:

  • How Dr. Dittmar structured and aligned 36 staff across sports science, fitness, rehabilitation, coaching management and sports psychology

  • The strategies used to turn Big Data into digestible, actionable information for coaching and medical staff

  • The importance of key player availability for a team competing against opponents with superior financial backing

  • Striking the right balance with player load: when to taper players workload and when to push them further in search of peak match day performance

  • Quickfire Q & A on the application of data in an elite sport environment


In this episode, we delve into the challenges faced by NCAA institutions in fostering effective communication and collaboration both in and across sports.
In this episode of Game Changer from Kitman Labs, CEO Stephen Smith is joined by Renee Kleszczynski from Michigan State University and Josh Rucci from the University of Georgia to discuss their respective approaches to data and analytics in improving the health and well-being of their student-athletes
In this episode Stephen Smith is joined by Kenny Boyd, Executive Senior Associate Athletics Director of Student-Athlete Services, to discuss the myriad changes in NCAA athletics and Baylor’s unique approach to student-athlete care.


Bayer Leverkusen Renews and Expands Deal with Kitman Labs ‘Intelligence Platform’

On the heels of winning the Bundesliga championship title – the first in Club history – a European record-setting winning run and a six-year pre-existing partnership with Kitman Labs, Bayer Leverkusen announces the extension and expansion of their relationship with Kitman Labs to include the entire Academy.