Toronto FC invests in Kitman Labs to keep championship run alive

Toronto FC have invested in Kitman Labs to keep their championship run alive. Toronto FC’s president Bill Manning knows that keeping individuals healthy and performing, is the best way to maximise the team’s return on player investment. When asked to identify the root of his club’s struggles this season, and he’ll give a quick and decisive […]

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 […]

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 […]

World cup: is there such a thing as a home advantage?

WORLD CUP: IS THERE SUCH A THING AS HOME ADVANTAGE? With Russia off to a strong start in the FIFA World Cup group stages, beating both Saudi Arabia and Egypt, we decided to investigate the theory of home advantage. This report will explore why European nations have historically been so dominant at tournaments held on […]

The Impact of Sleep and Travel on Performance during the World Cup

The Impact of Sleep and Travel on Performance during the World Cup The FIFA World Cup kicks off on Thursday, June 14 and most bookmakers have five-time winners Brazil and current holders Germany as the favourites. But like any sporting event, Russia 2018 will undoubtedly have plenty of twists and turns and one topical factor that […]

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 […]

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 […]

Injury Prevalence in the AFL

Injury Prevalence in the AFL For the last 26 years the Australian Football League has conducted a yearly injury surveillance survey to identify common, severe and increasing incidences of injury, with the outcomes helping to direct research and funding into prevention strategies. Since the first Injury Survey in 1992, and despite the impressive investment into […]

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 […]