Canadiens Have Launched a Department of Sports Science and Performance

 

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September 19, 2017

Canadiens Have Launched a Department of Sports Science and Performance

And yet, that’s exactly what has happened. Allard, who was the Canadiens’ strength and conditioning coach for seven years, will head into the 2017-18 season as the team’s Director of Sports Science and Performance, a project he’s been working on for two years.

Dallas Cowboys Seeing Success With Virtual Reality Training

CHICAGO – The growth of STRIVR, a leader in virtual reality human performance training, is well documented. Their expansion into various segments of the NFL includes referees using the tech to train along with partnerships with teams like the San Francisco 49ers, New York Jets, Dallas Cowboys and more.

College Softball Approves Bat Sensor Tech For In-Game Use

The NCAA Softball Rules Committee approved the use of swing-tracking bat sensors during games for the coming 2018 season, becoming the first major baseball or softball organization to approve the devices for competition. The data will not be accessible until after the games but will provide a new reference point for players and coaches.

Risk, reward and making the numbers work for you: Inside the world of football analytics

Is football so chaotic and random that it can only be enjoyed, but never understood? Or is it a problem that can be worked through and solved? Those are extreme positions but the debate itself is real, and is more contested than ever before. Other sports are increasingly understood, analysed and predicted through numbers.

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