Athlete Health

S1 E9: Using data to enhance player recruitment strategies during the NHL combine, Mike Potenza, San Jose Sharks

Using data to enhance player recruitment strategies at the NHL combines   In part 2 of this episode, Founder and CEO of Kitman Labs, Stephen Smith continues to talk with Mike Potenza on how data is being used at the San Jose Sharks, particularly during the NHL combines. Key takeaways from this talk include: How …

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Toronto FC invests in Kitman Labs to keep championship run alive

Toronto FC have invested in Kitman Labs to keep their championship run alive. Toronto FC’s president Bill Manning knows that keeping individuals healthy and performing, is the best way to maximise the team’s return on player investment. When asked to identify the root of his club’s struggles this season, and he’ll give a quick and decisive …

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S1 E8: Home continent advantage – Is it fact or fiction? Darcy Norman, DFB National Team

Home continent advantage – Is it fact or fiction? In this podcast Darcy Norman, Director of AS Roma and current Performance Advisor to the German National team joins Stephen Smith to challenge the view of a home-continent advantage. After their historic World Cup win in 2014 in Brazil, Darcy shares how the German team’s wise …

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FC Augsburg become first Bundesliga club to partner with award-winning Kitman Labs

  FC AUGSBURG BECOME FIRST BUNDESLIGA CLUB TO PARTNER WITH AWARD-WINNING KITMAN LABS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 04 September, 2018 FC Augsburg have kicked off the 2018/19 Bundesliga campaign powered by the award-winning sports science technology company, Kitman Labs. The Bavarian club, an ever-present force in Germany’s top league since their 2011 promotion, will use Kitman …

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World cup: is there such a thing as a home advantage?

WORLD CUP: IS THERE SUCH A THING AS HOME ADVANTAGE? With Russia off to a strong start in the FIFA World Cup group stages, beating both Saudi Arabia and Egypt, we decided to investigate the theory of home advantage. This report will explore why European nations have historically been so dominant at tournaments held on …

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The Impact of Sleep and Travel on Performance during the World Cup

The Impact of Sleep and Travel on Performance during the World Cup The FIFA World Cup kicks off on Thursday, June 14 and most bookmakers have five-time winners Brazil and current holders Germany as the favourites. But like any sporting event, Russia 2018 will undoubtedly have plenty of twists and turns and one topical factor that …

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Monitoring during the combines: What are the key performance indicators to use when assessing future talent?

Monitoring during the combines: What are the key performance indicators to use when assessing future talent? The combines are a 5-6 day event (depending on the sport) designed to help coaches in their draft selections. At the combines athletes push themselves to their limits across a battery of tests, where their combined results are used as …

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S1 E3: Introducing data analytics into Swedish Football, Mikael Klots, Hammarby IF

Introducing analytics into Swedish Football In this episode Kitman Labs’ VP of Operations, Kevin McLaughlin speaker with client and elite football Physiotherapist Mikael Klotz, from Hammarby Fotball. Hammarby Fotball is one of the most forward-thinking Fotball clubs currently in Sweden, reflected by it’s organisations goals: To become a top 3 club in their league To …

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VALIDATION: IMPORTANCE OF PSYCHOLOGICAL DATA

VALIDATION: IMPORTANCE OF PSYCHOLOGICAL DATA Alterations in an athlete’s emotional state can result in an increased risk of injury – FACT! We know we should not compare individual athletes to their squad, nor their positional equivalent but to themselves. But how can we do that if we do not know what is truly representative of …

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New findings suggest risk factors for hamstring injuries are more flexible than previously thought

New findings suggest risk factors are more flexible than previously thought Overview Hamstring injuries are a common injury risk in most field sports. The complexity from the dual-demands on the muscle, where actions are either hip-dominant or knee-dominant, has often caused researchers to contradict each other, leaving an incomplete consensus on the risk factors to screen …

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