Baseball Positions Are Starting To Lose Their Meaning


October 16, 2018

Baseball Positions Are Starting To Lose Their Meaning

On Aug. 3, shortly after being acquired by Milwaukee in a deadline deal from Baltimore, Jonathan Schoop found himself in an unusual position on the Miller Park infield. For just the third time in his six-year career, he was starting at shortstop. He wasn’t alone that day.

Latest research in football – week 30 – 2018

1 The competence-supportive and competence-thwarting role of athlete leaders: An experimental test in a soccer context Reference: PLoS One. 2018 Jul 11;13(7):e0200480. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0200480. eCollection 2018. Authors: Fransen K, Vansteenkiste M, Vande Broek G, Boen F Download link: Summary: The aim of this experiment was to study the growth-promoting and adverse impact of athlete leaders’ competence-supportive and-thwarting behavior on the motivation and performance of team members.

Positional Differences in the Most Demanding Passages of Play in Football Competition

Positional Differences in the Most Demanding Passages of Play in Football Competition

NBC’s Sunday Night Football Uses TrackMan Radar on Field Goals

When Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski split the uprights on a 48-yard field goal in the first quarter against the Chiefs on Sunday night, the kick seemed unremarkable enough. But after a commercial break and the ensuing kickoff, NBC’s Sunday Night Football broadcast debuted a new feature, SNF Kicks, that tracked the trajectory with a TrackMan radar and told a deeper story.

Montblanc Summit 2 Introduces Exclusive Running Coach App Powered by Firstbeat Analytics – Firstbeat

Montblanc has officially announced the Summit 2 smartwatch, featuring an exclusive Running Coach app powered by Firstbeat analytics, as the newest addition to the company’s portfolio of devices that seamlessly blend the Swiss design codes of traditional timepieces, premium materials, and cutting-edge technology.

Sports Innovation Lab’s Scout Helps Organizations Identify Tech Solutions




June 30, 2017

Sports Innovation Lab’s Scout Helps Organizations Identify Tech Solutions

It’s no longer a question of if you should use tech to evaluate sports performance; rather, it’s which tech should be used. The Sports Innovation Lab (SIL) is helping clients answer that question with the launch of its online evaluation tool, Scout.

Deloitte Providing Analytics To African Cycling Team For Tour de France

Deloitte has built a real-time race analysis tool for African pro-cycling’s Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka, as part of an expanded sponsorship designed to enhance the team’s performance during the Tour de France.

PLAAY Sports’ Athlete Recognition Technology Simplifies Highlight Reels

In one very well-known scene from “The Blind Side,” after high-school Michael Oher blocks a defender over a fence, his adoptive brother, S.J., sends CDs of the highlight play to college football coaches across the country. What the film doesn’t show is that S.J.

Seattle Reign FC Uses Microsoft Platform To Measure How Athletes Feel

NEW YORK – The Seattle Reign Football Club has become the first team to implement a new platform designed by digital agency POP and Microsoft Corp. that not only tracks player data and performance, but also measures subjective data such as how athletes feel.

PIQ And Canal+ Bring Real-Time Boxing Analytics To Broadcasts

Boxing’s most powerful punchers and most brutal bouts have always been the source of heated debates, but they may no longer need to be tinged with such subjectivity. Earlier this year, French wearables company PIQ Sport Intelligence teamed up with the boxing apparel heavyweight Everlast on a wrist-worn sensor that can measure and analyze the frequency and ferocity of punches.

Len Zaichkowsky Joins Advisory Board

ZaichkowskyDr. Zaichkowsky is a widely known sport and performance scientist whose specialty is the psychophysiology of human performance. For 37 years he was a professor at Boston University with a joint appointment in the School of Education and School of Medicine, until his retirement. From 2010 to 2012 he was Director of Sport Science for the Vancouver Canucks of the NHL where he introduced a comprehensive sport science program to the club, including the establishment of a “Mindgym”. Currently, Len is a sport science consultant for a number of sport, medical, military, and business organizations.

Professor Zaichkowsky is a past-president and fellow of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (1997-99), a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, and currently section editor on psychology for the International Journal of Health & Sport Science. He is on the Scientific Advisory Board for two sport technology companies, CogniSens Athletics, Axon Sports and Co-founder of BIOCAM, L.L.C.

He has authored or edited six books with the most recent being, “Medical and Psychological Aspects of Sport & Exercise”, FIT Publishing (2002). Dr. Zaichkowsky has published over 100 papers on sport and performance psychology, sports medicine, research design, and related topics in scholarly journals or books as well as numerous magazine and newspaper columns. Additionally he has made more than 300 professional presentations world- wide and makes frequent expert commentary on television/radio (e.g.CBC, NBC, ABC, CNN,NESN, TSN, ESPN) , and in the print media such as the New York Times, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, LA Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Edmonton Journal, Vancouver Sun, Globe & Mail, El Pais.

His current research and consulting interests are in applying technology and science to human performance, specifically (1) psychophysiological self-regulation of performance stress using biofeedback and (2) neurofeedback, understanding the neural basis of elite performance using fMRI methodology, and (3) the development of “expert/championship” performance in sport and other domains. He has consulted with the U. S., Canadian, and Australian Olympic Organizations, Duke University Department of Surgery, Stanford Surgery, and High Performance Center, U.S. Military and Special Operations, Boston University Terriers, the NBA (Boston Celtics), Major League Baseball Players Association, Boston Red Sox, NFL, NHL Players Association, New England Patriots, Calgary Flames, Sydney (Australia) Swans, Field Hockey Canada, the Spanish World Cup Soccer Team, and Real Madrid soccer club.

We are thrilled to have Len on our Advisory Board!