- On April 27, 2016
Leading Sports Scientist Dr. Craig Duncan shares his experiences working with the Socceroos as head of sport science in the 2015 Asian Cup. In part 2 of this 3 part series, Dr. Craig Duncan discusses some of his career highlights managing training and fatigue data in preparation for the Socceroos 2-1 win against Korea Republic.
The following are some excerpts from Dr. Duncan’s ASCA presentation:
- “My concern, sitting on the bench in the final, was that you always walk the balance between accumulated fatigue and under training”.
- “There is this concept of a ‘Pre-Mortem’. A Pre-Mortem is identifying everything that could possibly go wrong to stop what you want… And what we want is success”.
- “I see my job as service to players, to the boss, to anyone I work with”.
- “We can’t increase their fitness anymore so it’s all about fatigue and the management of fatigue to get that overall physical performance”.
- “I never ever like to see a coach circle a number on any of my reports and ask me to explain that, because that is what this should do”.
- “…It’s about prevention of injury. You know, it’s about prediction of injury. No it’s about performance”.
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We have divided this presentation into a series of three videos.
- Introduction: Athlete Monitoring
- 2015 Asian Cup Experience
- Injury Prevention: Sport Management and Education
Missed the first video? Watch it here.