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SOCCER INJURY PREVENTION BEST PRACTICES

Soccer is a high demand sport involving continually changing complex movement patterns, which presents a wide variety of musculoskeletal injury risk factors. Walking,running, sprinting, sudden changes in direction, jumping and body contact require a high grade of coordination and body control. Injuries are on the rise in soccer. For example, over the past 5 years …

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WHAT IS THE REAL COST OF INJURIES IN PROFESSIONAL SPORT

WHAT IS THE REAL COST OF INJURIES IN PROFESSIONAL SPORT Stephen Smith | CEO at Kitman Labs We all know that injuries are a huge problem in sport today and we know they are on the rise. Nobody likes to see injuries happen to athletes and we all believe that teams are negatively affected when …

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NCAA WELLBEING – NON SPORT STRESS

NCAA WELLBEING – NON SPORT STRESS Maeve Smith | Sports Scientist @ Kitman Labs “you know that while student-athletes may play games, being a student-athlete isn’t a game at all”  Brian Hainline, NCAA Chief Medical Officer Stress-injury models suggest that athletes experience more physical injuries during times of high stress. Student-athlete stress can come from …

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What you should know about overuse injuries in the ncaa

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT OVERUSE INJURIES IN THE NCAA Written by Susan Giblin | Sports Scientist @ Kitman Labs Overuse injuries, (chronic injuries) are a category of sport-related injuries that result from cumulative trauma or repetitive use and stress. Overuse injuries are often found in low-contact sports that involve repetitive movements. Females are typically …

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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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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 …

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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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