Why the Oakland A’s Are Bullpenning a Wild Card Game


October 3, 2018

Why the Oakland A’s Are Bullpenning a Wild Card Game

Major League Baseball has witnessed an unprecedented parade of relievers jogging in from the bullpen to the mound this season. The basic lexicon of the sport has changed, too. No longer are pitchers simply starters or relievers, but relievers who now start are called “openers.”

How UPIKE Coach Kelly Wells Used Analytics at the NAIA Championships

“Analytics help confirm or deny what we’re seeing,” says University of Pikeville men’s basketball coach Kelly Wells. Though he considers himself to be a “big instinct guy,” Wells relies heavily on analytics, which his staff generates by manually statting practices and games – a time-consuming process that Wells describes as “miserable.”

Implementing the PUSH Band with Triphasic Training

Triphasic training is a method of training focusing on the eccentric, isometric, concentric components of movements or muscle contractions. Qualitative, high intensity work is the bedrock of this method and velocity-based training (VBT) can act as a corner stone of implementation.

A model for refining or regaining technique in skilled athletes | Skill Acq Science

A question that most coaches want to know is: what is the best strategy to modify a skilled performer’s technique? Surprisingly (and unfortunately) there have been very few attempts to collect empirical data on this issue. When attempting to modify a person’s technique, typically a coach will face one of two scenarios: The performer wants …

WADA publishes 2019 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods (28 September 2018)

Today, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) publishes the 2019 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods (List); the 2019 Summary of Major Modifications and Explanatory Notes ; and the 2019 Monitoring Program . The List, which was approved by WADA’s Executive Committee (ExCo) on 20 September 2018, comes into force on 1 January 2019.

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