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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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S1 E7: The impacts of travel and sleep on performance at the World Cup, Pierre Barrieu, FIFA

World Cup Special: The impacts of travel and sleep on performance at the World Cup Pierre Barrieu, Sleep Expert and Director of Performance at MLS team the LA Galaxy, speaks with Kitman Labs’ Performance Scientist Andy Shelton. Pierre, who was also part of Team USA’s previous FIFA World Cup Campaigns, shares stories on how he …

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S1 E6: High Performance Training Methodologies in the NHL, Mike Potenza, San Jose Sharks

Episode 6: High Performance Training Methodologies in the NHL  For over a decade Mike Potenza has been an integral part of the National Hockey Team, the San Jose Sharks. In this newest episode, Mike shares his own personal journey towards the NHL and some of the key performance methodologies he has developed along the …

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S1 E5: Player monitoring in Major League Soccer, Jarryd Phillips, Minnesota United FC

Episode 5: Player monitoring in major league soccer In this episode, the Head of Sports Science for Minnesota United FC shares with Kitman Labs’ Performance Scientist a typical day of training and game preparation for Minnesota United FC. Jarryd Phillips, the Head of Sports Science, is passionate about player individualisation for treatment and training strategies. In …

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S1 E4: Optimising Player Training and Treatment Strategies in Professional Baseball, Mike Wickland, NY Yankees

Episode 4: Optimising Player Training and Treatment Strategies in Professional Baseball   In this podcast Performance Scientist Andy Shelton catches up with the New York Yankees Player Development Coordinator, Mike Wickland. Mike shares with Andy his experience on collecting meaningful data, and in particular how to understand this data to better suit the needs of …

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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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S1 E2: Data to Drive Performance with Special Guest, Jake Schuster, Florida State University

Episode 2: Data to Drive Performance with Special Guest, Jake Schuster, Florida State University Kitman Labs’ CEO Stephen Smith sat down with Florida State University Strength and Conditioning Coach, Jake Schuster. In this podcast Jake shares some of his personal performance philosophy around strength, speed and plyometrics. He also shares how he has been using …

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S1 E1: Using Data in Sport, special guest Charlie Higgins, Leinster Rugby’s Head of Athletic Performance

Episode 1: Using Data in Sport, special guest Charlie Higgins, Leinster Rugby’s Head of Athletic Performance Kitman Labs’ VP of Operations, Kevin McLaughlin recently caught up with Charlie Higgins, Head of Athletic Performance for Leinster Rugby. In this podcast Charlie and Kevin discuss their respective experiences within Rugby Union, particularly around the evolution and application of …

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