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Examining basketball and it’s most common injuries

EXAMINING NCAA BASKETBALL AND IT’S MOST COMMON INJURIES Written by Mark McGroarty | Sports Scientist @ Kitman Labs Introduction NCAA’s basketball championship was first introduced for men in 1937 and in 1982 for women.The game has changed considerably over the years. Although it is technically a non-contact sport, basketball is a fast and aggressive sport …

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Decision Making in Professional Sport

Understanding the decision making process is a key element for any professional team trying to improve its outputs and, by extension, make more insightful decisions in the future. Typically, decision making processes have fallen into two domains of thought: Complex, systematic decision processes wherein knowledge and goal orientation determine direction and reference checks gauge effectiveness, …

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HRV and Player Monitoring

The objective analyses of workload and recovery has become a prominent focus in elite team sports. Soccer and rugby in particular have extensively incorporated the use of GPS to determine a range of variables associated with training and competition loads. Though we agree that this objectified information plays an important part in the complete monitoring …

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BIGGER, FASTER, STRONGER…BUT SAFER?

BIGGER, FASTER, STRONGER…BUT SAFER? Now backs need to be similar in body mass to forwards. Interestingly, rugby strength and conditioning coaches often spend time studying what their counterparts in the NFL are doing. The gaps in power and size between the two sports is growing ever narrower, and a concussion epidemic is putting players in …

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INJURIES IN RUGBY – THE LATEST TRENDS

INJURIES IN RUGBY – THE LATEST TRENDS Winter is coming and with it comes the arrival of the November Series Rugby Internationals but given the mounting injury concerns for some of the “Home Nations” it promises to be a testing few weeks against some of the southern hemispheres finest. With this latest spate of injuries …

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NBA DRAFT COMBINE – INJURY PREDISPOSITION V PHYSICAL POTENTIAL

NBA DRAFT COMBINE – INJURY PREDISPOSITION V PHYSICAL POTENTIAL Over the next two months the basketball world will focus on the NBA, where the NCAAs most talented prospects will seek to showcase their potential ahead of the June 25th draft. This multi-day combine involves a multitude of physical and skill-based tests that are designed to …

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