Feb 12, 2016 1:55:23 PM
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Jan 7, 2016 3:18:48 PM
High-end athletes are constantly measured - it's largely how we determine if a player is a star or not - at least most of the time. Game performance is the most basic and most common measure of a player, and the science of performance has moved well beyond simple stats into the "advanced metrics" area - see WAR or other new-age stats. This is a good thing. More information is rarely bad, unless of course it's bad information. Putting that aside for a second I want to touch on a simple but often forgotten concept - the efficiency of how coaches and other performance professionals obtain measurements matters. A lot! Any coach will know what I mean by this - and any coach or trainer that has invested in technology will definitely understand.
Oct 26, 2015 1:30:00 PM
Slow and steady still wins the race
The temptation to dive into sports-technology is growing every day. More and more companies are popping up with the next revolutionary product - the next super-tool for coaches, all with vague specs and very little information about the actual technology. Is any of this helpful? Maybe. Is it accurate? Who knows? The bottom line is that a brand-new industry has sprung up over the past ten years that's tasked with trying to sell solutions that don't solve any problems. This is what happens when marketing is driving innovation. If you want to implement a modern training and coaching approach that utilizes all available resources - great! Just remember, there are right ways and wrong ways to everything. Technology can be a huge help - especially with measurements and athlete tracking. When I say tracking - I mean taking regular measurements over time to ensure that training and the daily work of the athlete isn't hurting the them.
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