World Cup

S1 E12: Amplifying your success with lessons from systems thinking, Darcy Norman

As seen on FC Business, in this podcast Kitman Labs’ CEO Stephen Smith and Kitman Labs’ Performance Scientist, Darcy Norman explore how data can be used to build the framework for a team’s success, both on and off the field. “Vision without systems thinking ends up painting lovely pictures of the future,” reflected MIT Sloan Lecturer, …

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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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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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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 …

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