How Sports Science Helps Newcastle United Prevent Injury And Identify Academy Stars


May 14, 2018

How Sports Science Helps Newcastle United Prevent Injury And Identify Academy Stars

Newcastle United’s sport science operations have gone from just five GPS units to a program covering the senior and youth teams. John Fitzpatrick explains how it helps player fitness, the academy and why GDPR and privacy are issues that even football clubs have to contend with

NFL Takes Step to Address Helmet-to-Helmet Collisions

The 2017 NFL season saw a “statistically significant” increase in the proportion of head injuries caused by helmet-to-helmet collisions. Richard Kent, an engineer who consults to the NFL Health and Safety Committee, shared that preliminary finding from the NFL’s forensic concussion research.

Biomechanical consequences of running with deep core muscle weakness

The deep core muscles are often neglected or improperly trained in athletes. Improper function of this musculature may lead to abnormal spinal loading…

Acceleration – making it count, or making it up?

In a previous post, we discussed the importance of running speed to almost every team-sport athlete. Of course the ability to generate high top speeds is great in some instances, but when considering longer values of time (i.e. more than a one-out effort), the measurement of speed becomes a bit more difficult.

The Speed Reserve Algorithm: A Simple Way to Attach Meaning and Significance to Sprint Workouts – SimpliFaster

By Ken Jakalski I very much agree with Carl Valle’s insights on assessment, as wells as my Illinois colleague Tony Holler’s insistence on recording, ranking, and posting sprint times. Since 2004, what has helped me in applying their approaches has been using the Bundle/Weyand speed regression algorithm in designing speed workouts for my sprinters.

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