Game Changer

S2,E6: Navigating Strategy, Humanity, and Uncertainty

Join experts from around the globe as they share their ideas and approaches for navigating the downtime caused by the novel coronavirus. Stephen Smith, Founder and CEO of Kitman Labs hosts a dynamic group discussion on how elite sports teams are navigating the uncertain waters created by the novel coronavirus. Our guests this episode – …

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S2:E5 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 …

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Game Changer S2, E4: Jack Nayler and Darcy Norman – Growth Through Self Reflection

Celtic FC’s Head of Sports Science Jack Nayler speaks with Darcy Norman around some of the key lessons he’s learned through pursuing a habit of conscious self-reflection. Key takeaways for this podcast include: Tips on how to embrace complexity and focus on the factors you can control within the elite sports environment Why it’s important …

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S2, E3: Building consistent success in elite sport with AS Roma’s Ed Lippie

In this podcast performance consultant Ed Lippie shares lessons from his time building a high performance environment within AS Roma. Key highlights include: How to build a true high performance organisation through the right processes, people and technology Creating a shared vision and transparency around your team’s goals to ask critical questions about your current …

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S2, E2: Why the best in the business never stop learning

Part two of CEO and Founder, Stephen Smith’s talk with the legendary Mike Boyle. In this episode Mike shares advice about professional and personal development and why the best in the business never stop learning. Key highlights from this podcast include: – Mike’s own personal development and decisions that helped him to get where he …

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S2, E1: The Evolution of Performance and Technology in Professional Ice Hockey

  This episode features legendary performance coach Michael Boyle talking to CEO and Founder of Kitman Labs, Stephen Smith. Key takeaways from this episode include: The state of performance in the NHL, where it’s come from and where teams need to evolve to next to support their athletes.The unique challenges that coaches and performance practitioners …

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S1 E12: Amplifying your success with lessons from systems thinking, Darcy Norman

As seen on FC Business, in this podcast Kitman Labs’ CEO Stephen Smith and Kitman Labs’ Performance Scientist, Darcy Norman explore how data can be used to build the framework for a team’s success, both on and off the field. “Vision without systems thinking ends up painting lovely pictures of the future,” reflected MIT Sloan Lecturer, …

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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 …

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S1 E10: Spotlight on developing elite performance in Japanese Rugby Union, Hitoshi Ipponsugi, Toyota Verblitz

THE GAME CHANGER PODCAST: SEASON 1, EPISODE 10  In this episode Kitman Labs’ performance scientist John Dams talks with Hitoshi Ipponsugi, Head of Performance for Toyota Verblitz about the state of rugby in Japan. Key topics covered in this podcast include: The unique relationship between elite sport and the corporate businesses who manage the …

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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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