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 […]

Harlequins join forces with Award Winning Kitman Labs

HARLEQUINS JOIN FORCES WITH THE AWARD-WINNING KITMAN LABS Harlequins is the latest in a long line of premier rugby union clubs to join forces with Kitman Labs, the award-winning sports science technology company. Quins, who under the guidance of their new Head of Rugby Paul Gustard, are looking to improve on last year’s performances and […]

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 […]

British & Irish Lions Go on Tour With Kitman Labs

British & Irish Lions Go on Tour With Kitman Labs Kitman Labs athlete monitoring systems will be used by The British & Irish Lions to monitor the health of the 2017 squad. The Lions, who kicked off their 10-match Tour of New Zealand with an opening victory on Saturday, will rely on Kitman Labs to […]

Kevin McLaughlin hired to help Kitman Labs’ European expansion

Kitman Labs Hire former IRFU Player Kevin McLaughlin The former Leinster and Ireland rugby international player Kevin McLaughlin, has joined Kitman Labs, as Vice President of Operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. McLaughlin won eight Ireland caps and had more than 100 appearances for Leinster before retiring last year on medical ground. The appointment […]

Bath and Gloucester Rugby Partner with Kitman Labs

Bath and Gloucester Rugby Announce Partnerships with Kitman Labs to Help Reduce the Risk of Injury English Rugby Union clubs Bath and Gloucester Rugby have announced a new partnership with leading sports science and technology company Kitman Labs. The Silicon Valley-based company has recently signed three-year deals, which will see their Athlete Optimization SystemTM used at […]

REPEATED PERFORMANCE AND RECOVERY AT THE RUGBY WORLD CUP

REPEATED PERFORMANCE AND RECOVERY AT THE RUGBY WORLD CUP From a physical perspective rugby is one of the most challenging sports in the world. Professional players spend all week preparing themselves to peak physically and mentally on game day. They then empty themselves physically and emotionally on the pitch and have to begin the process all […]

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 […]

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 […]