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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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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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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 …

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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 …

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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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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 …

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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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ANALYSING INJURY AND PERFORMANCE RISKS IN THE NFL

ANALYSING INJURY AND PERFORMANCE RISKS IN THE NFL INTRODUCTION Kitman Labs’ injury risk analytics links athlete data to medical and injury records allowing you to make decisions backed by your team’s unique, objective data. Kitman Labs links every metric back to risk of underperformance and risk of injury. We have been improving our analytical methods …

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ELITE FOOTBALL INJURY AUDIT

ELITE FOOTBALL 2017 INJURY AUDIT The 2017 Injury Audit examines the results of two elite football teams that have been using the Kitman Labs Athlete Optimization System for at least 2 full seasons. The aim of the report is to look for trends within the data sets in order to help us better understand our …

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