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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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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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Monitoring during the combines: What are the key performance indicators to use when assessing future talent?

Monitoring during the combines: What are the key performance indicators to use when assessing future talent? The combines are a 5-6 day event (depending on the sport) designed to help coaches in their draft selections. At the combines athletes push themselves to their limits across a battery of tests, where their combined results are used as …

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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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How data analytics and sports science helped Ireland on their Grand Slam quest

How data analytics and sports science helped Ireland on their Grand Slam quest When analysing why Ireland go into this weekend’s game at Twickenham on the verge of a Grand Slam and England do so looking to avoid a third successive defeat, it is impossible to ignore that Joe Schmidt’s side look far fresher than …

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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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New findings suggest risk factors for hamstring injuries are more flexible than previously thought

New findings suggest risk factors are more flexible than previously thought Overview Hamstring injuries are a common injury risk in most field sports. The complexity from the dual-demands on the muscle, where actions are either hip-dominant or knee-dominant, has often caused researchers to contradict each other, leaving an incomplete consensus on the risk factors to screen …

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PERFORMANCE DRIVEN INTERVENTIONS: WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO WIN?

PERFORMANCE DRIVEN INTERVENTIONS: WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO WIN? SUMMARY This step by step guide outlines how easy it is to link the data you are collecting back to team performance and injury history. In particular, the analysis of performance data of other winning teams can be key to understanding and shaping the pathway to …

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