Astro-Matic Baseball

SPORTS BIOMETRICS NEWS

October 15, 2018

Astro-Matic Baseball

Can Houston’s radical rebuilding project-featuring a Nerd Cave led by a blackjack dealer turned rocket scientist-actually work? Maybe sooner than you think

Robot Coaches, Skeleton Players, and the Future of Sports Stats

On any given day, sports statistics from across the globe course through the headquarters of Stats, which occupies the 22nd and 23rd floors of one of the Loop’s less remarkable glass and steel towers. At first blush, the sports data company’s office resembles that of any tech firm.

Why ‘Reactive Agility’ Is Important for Athletes-And How You Can Train It

When people think of agility, they think of changing directions. Cutting, stopping, going backwards, veering, that sort of thing. To me, agility is more than that. Agility is about applying strength and conditioning directly to the sport and its skills. Agility is about expressing strength, speed, power and sport skill together.

A Tactical Periodization Approach for Rugby Union : Strength & Conditioning Journal

INTERESTED IN USING A TACTICAL PERIODIZATION APPROACH ARE LIMITED. THIS ARTICLE AIMS TO DEMONSTRATE HOW TACTICAL PERIODIZATION CAN BE APPLIED IN RUGBY UNION TO HELP COORDINATE LONG-TERM PLANNING, IMPROVE THE SPECIFICITY OF TRAINING, AND PREPARE PLAYERS MORE EFFECTIVELY FOR COMPETITION….

Top 10 Strength & Conditioning Infographics – COLLEGE STRENGTH & CONDITIONING

Unless you have been living under a rock, you would know all about the fantastic infographics produced by YLM – French Sport Scientist, Yann Le Meur, PhD. He has literally created 100s of infographics focussing on research in sport science, strength & conditioning and sports medicine, to provide a short-cut to the ‘nuts & bolts’ …

Microsoft, Cricket Star Anil Kumble Unveil Power Bat for New Analytics

SPORTS BIOMETRICS NEWS

October 12, 2018

Microsoft, Cricket Star Anil Kumble Unveil Power Bat for New Analytics

Microsoft and former Indian cricket captain Anil Kumble have developed a tech-enabled cricket bat that can provide more batting data to players and fans. Kumble, who retired from international cricket in 2008, is now the founder of sports startup Spektacom Technologies.

Breaking Down Pop Time

At Driveline, we implement player-development systems based around metrics that will ultimately optimize performance. For example, from a pitching standpoint we work on developing velocity, designing pitches, and maximizing recovery, among other systems. This intuitive, multi-faceted approach is already being applied in hitting, but we can further apply this to other positions on the field.

Repeat Sprint Ability : Strength & Conditioning Journal

WHETHER THIS CAN BE APPRECIABLY IMPROVED VIA A HIGH V[Combining Dot Above]O2MAX REMAINS CONTROVERSIAL. HOWEVER, IT IS LIKELY IMPROVED VIA ANAEROBIC QUALITIES SUCH AS STRENGTH, POWER, AND SPEED, ALONG WITH THE ATHLETE’S VELOCITY AT ONSET OF BLOOD LACTATE ACCUMULATION. WHEN REPORTING REPEAT SPRINT ABILITY TEST RESULTS, TOTAL OR MEAN TIME SHOULD BE USED….

Wearable technology for boxing

While people have fought in hand-to-hand combat since before the dawn of history, the origin of boxing as an organized sport may be its acceptance by the ancient Greeks. They believed fist fighting was one of the games played by the gods on Olympus, thus it became part of the Olympic Games since in 688 BC.

‘SyncThink Express’ Post-Injury VR Solution Available – Reality Technologies

SyncThink is a neurotechnology company that uses an FDA approved VR eye tracking program after head injuries and impact. Their new SyncThink Express program is rentable for use by colleges, professional athletics programs, and medical providers looking to gain analytics-based insight into ocular and brain injuries.

Welcome to the Data-Charged Future of Sports

SPORTS BIOMETRICS NEWS

October 10, 2018

WELCOME TO THE DATA-CHARGED FUTURE OF SPORTS

Bobby Knight once said, “Players must be able to carry out simple instructions from the bench to the court. If they can’t, they can’t play.” This still holds true, sort of. But the four-time National Coach of the Year winner, a.k.a.

TYR, A Brand Synonymous With Athletes, Unveils State-of-the-art Technical Swimsuit

TYR Sport unveiled, in Laguna Beach, CA, the launch of TYR Venzo™, a swimsuit that redefines performance in the water. With the help of Olympic athletes Katie Ledecky, Ryan Lochte, Simone Manuel and Matt Grevers, who have been involved in every stage of development, TYR has been able to produce a swimsuit that sets them apart from their competitors.

Feedback of Performance: A Simple and Effective Method to Improve Training Quality and Adaptations

As practitioners we are tasked with improving performance, but performance improvements can be achieved in many ways. Some of the methods or interventions that we can apply include improving strength and power, altering technique, improving nutritional knowledge and dietary practices, providing an e

Size vs. Strength: How Important is Muscle Growth For Strength Gains? * Stronger by Science

A ton of factors influence strength beyond muscle size and skill with the movements used to test strength. The strength of individual muscle fibers, normalized muscle force, muscle moment arms, and body proportions can all have significant, independent effects on strength.

Task simplification: Reducing puck mass in ice hockey? | Skill Acq Science

Coaches can simplify performance skills by modifying the equipment used. This is referred to as task simplification. The benefits of modifying equipment have been well document for children. Could similar benefits emerge with adults? Joshua Nimmins and colleagues investigated this question in ice hockey. Their aim was to identify if altering puck mass affected skilled …