African Soccer Federation Supplies All 54 Teams With Catapult’s PlayerTek


November 14, 2018

African Soccer Federation Supplies All 54 Teams With Catapult’s PlayerTek

The African soccer federation will supply 2,650 PlayerTek GPS units to its 54 member countries under the terms of a new agreement announced on Wednesday by Catapult and the Confédération Africaine de Football. The CAF first explored a continental player tracking program earlier this year to supply its five World Cup qualifiers-Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, Tunisia, and Senegal-with a similar device from a different vendor, FieldWiz.

‘Right off the ice you can get a real-time coaching point’: what Catapult’s XOS brings to the NHL

Last month, the National Hockey League (NHL) announced a renewal of its video analysis collaboration with software company XOS, the brains behind the iBench software that all NHL teams used for the first time in the 2017/18 season.

Capture, Code, Analyse, Feedback – 4 Principles of Performance Analysis

Performance Analysis is still a new concept to most. Although everyone has heard about “it” and most people know that sporting teams “are doing it”. There still seems to be quite a lot of uncertainty about how exactly you implement “it” into your coaching structure.

Facilitating Optimal Injury Recovery – Competitor Running

There’s something oddly comforting about hearing the injury woes of other runners. It’s not that we ever wish an injury upon someone else or that we ever hope our fellow running tribe suffers the dreaded DNS due to injury, but sometimes it’s just helpful to know we aren’t in it alone.

Blood Flow Restriction: Miracle Return to Play Adjunct or Therapy Fad?


November 13, 2018

Blood flow restriction: miracle return to play adjunct or therapy fad? | BJSM blog – social media’s leading SEM voice

By Paul Blazey @blazey85 Blood flow restriction training (BFRT) is attracting more and more attention as sports teams look at different ways to minimize return to play times for their athletes. In 2016, Paul Head (T: @PHphysio) introduced us to the benefits of blood flow restriction training for clinical populations (, and more recent BJSM […]Read More…

What Does Velocity Within A Set Indicate About Training – By Kevin Carroll

Velocity-Based Training (VBT) conceptually seems to be very simple: the use of velocity measurements to gain daily feedback on training. However, are we OVER-simplifying the use of velocity for monitoring and coaching purposes? A look into the existing literature on VBT might indicate that things ar

Decline in Match Running Performance in Football is affected by an Increase in Game Interruptions

Decline in Match Running Performance in Football is affected by an Increase in Game Interruptions

The Risk Factors of Hamstring Strain Injury Induced by High-Speed Running

The Risk Factors of Hamstring Strain Injury Induced by High-Speed Running

Rehabilitation and return to sport after hamstring strain injury

Hamstring strain injuries are common among sports that involve sprinting, kicking, and high-speed skilled movements or extensive muscle lengthening-type maneuvers with hip flexion and knee extension. These injuries present the challenge of significant recovery time and a lengthy period of increased susceptibility for recurrent injury.

The Powerful Benefits of Sleep


November 12, 2018

The Powerful Benefits of Sleep

Most multisport athletes understand that sleep is important, but in the balance of life, work and training, sleep is often the first thing to go. In addition, travel and the timing of competitions can further limit sleep. Unfortunately, many athletes have poor quality sleep or simply do not obtain a sufficient quantity of sleep.

The Best Coach In College Sports Might Be a Psychologist

MIND GAMES Student-athletes may sometimes be put on a pedestal, but they have problems just like any student and sometimes may be harder to reach. A novel program suggests a winning approach. By Bradley Donohue, Professor of Psychology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas We live in a sports-oriented culture.

David Stern on Sports Betting, NBA Tech and His ShotTracker Investment

Former NBA commissioner David Stern and ShotTracker co-founder Davyeon Ross joined Bram Weinstein on the SportTechie podcast to chat about ShotTracker’s growing integration into basketball, and how sports betting will impact the viewing experience for NBA fans.

Are Floating Sprints the Best for Developing Speed? – SimpliFaster

While the average performance coach may not be familiar with the floating sprints, it is timeless and popular in the sprinting community. Coach Carl Valle unravels the mysteries of this valuable workout-also known as “sprint float sprint” and “ins and outs”-so you can add it to your training toolbox.

Merril Hoge Doesn’t Want You To Use Your Brain

To clear up any confusion, let’s get this out of the way: Merril Hoge and Peter Cummings, who co-authored a book called Brainwashed: The Bad Science Behind CTE and The Plot to Destroy Football, are not CTE deniers.