S1 E11: How communication can unlock a team’s true potential, Jay Hedley

How communication can unlock a team’s true potential It is no secret that mindful communication, good relationships and a healthy mindset are powerful tools in any type of business. Yet in the high-pressured, fast-paced team environment of sport they can be hard to master and maintain. In this podcast Performance Scientist John Dams interviews communication […]

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 […]

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 […]

Maximising return on investment for players through data driven decisions

Maximising your return on investment for players through data driven decisions Recently CEO and Founder of Kitman Labs’ Stephen Smith spoke with FC Business about the value of sports science in the sporting organisation. It is a common misconception that sport science is only a backroom topic, especially when you consider the huge revenues that […]

Can you really predict a winner? We can try.

Can you really predict a winner? We can try. From the constant streams of news headlines and the trending hashtag ‘INSANE’ on twitter, it seems that the 2018 Russia World Cup will not be quickly forgotten. Not only has the twists and turns of this tournament left the world stunned, the defeat of teams such […]

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 […]

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 […]

Influence of accels and decels on performance

Accels and Decels – How do they influence injury risk and performance outcomes? Many soccer teams monitor high speed running (HSR) as a key indicator for load. Yet in competition such as the English Premier League HSR and sprinting account for only 10% of the total game distance, whereas decelerations and accelerations occur every 9 seconds […]

How data analytics and sports science helped Ireland on their Grand Slam quest

How data analytics and sports science helped Ireland on their Grand Slam quest When analysing why Ireland go into this weekend’s game at Twickenham on the verge of a Grand Slam and England do so looking to avoid a third successive defeat, it is impossible to ignore that Joe Schmidt’s side look far fresher than […]