The Role of Checklists in a High Performance Setting

  • On April 27, 2017
  • checklist, checklist, decision making, decision making, hierarchy, hierarchy, high performance, high performance
Checklists are not designed to be comprehensive how-to guides; they are quick and simple tools aimed to support the skills of expert professionals. Hence, their use in high performance settings is common. They are not used to dissolve the complexity of your processes but to establish a hierarchy of importance when approaching tasks. The philosophy […]
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Traffic Light Systems – Tips and Tricks From the Experts

  • On February 23, 2017
  • analysis, analysis, data, data, design, design, light, light, metric, metric, reporting, reporting, statistics, statistics, support, support, systems, systems, traffic, traffic, variation, variation
Using traffic light systems is one of the most common reporting methods we see at Fusion Sport. When designed well, they can communicate complex information to coaches who lack statistics training. Traffic light systems aim to help coaches and practitioners make decisions. But do these methods work? In a recently published invited review1, Sam Robertson, […]
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How could we forget injury mechanism and body area when considering the acute:chronic workload ratio relationship?

  • On February 16, 2017
  • ACWR, ACWR, injury, injury, mechanism, mechanism, medical, medical, monitoring, monitoring, prevention, prevention, sport, sport, training, training, workload, workload
Are we forgetting crucial information around mechanism and body area when defining injuries for analysis? A post-script discussion piece on a recent editorial by Hulin1 looking at the role of injury definitions in the workload & injury relationship.   WHAT INJURIES ARE YOU TRYING TO PREVENT? Time-loss vs. Missed-match Contact vs. Non-Contact Upper body vs. Lower body […]
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Using Vertical Jump Data to Guide Your CrossFit Training

  • On January 5, 2017
What is Peak Power Output? Peak Power Output (PPO) is the measure of an athlete’s absolute power that is obtained by factoring in the vertical jump (measured in centimeters) and body weight (measured in kilograms).In CrossFit, athletes need to have the ability to control and decelerate their body weight while performing a functional movement like […]
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GPS Integration and Smartabase

  • On November 30, 2016
Smartabase integrates with a wide range of GPS technologies so the task of importing and combining GPS data with all other areas has been made incredibly simple. Which GPS Devices Does Smartabase Support? Whilst Smartabase can accept data from any GPS system on the market, key organizations we integrate with include GPSports, Catapult, Statsports and VX […]
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Which Teamwork Lessons Can We Learn from The Tour De France?

  • On July 25, 2016
Which Teamwork Lessons Can We Learn from The Tour De France? First, Froome might have won the 103rd edition of the Tour de France but as we all have seen on TV the reason why nobody has been able to beat or threaten Chris Froome is TEAM SKY. Here is why? Zero ego; the only […]
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David Watts Talks About Athlete Data Management and Sport Technology Integration

  • On June 22, 2016
David Watts shared his view on athlete fundamentals, movement screening, velocity training, athlete data management and sport technology integration. Below are some of the highlights from Watt’s presentation. Movement screening needs validity and inter / intra-tester reliability Consistency is key Movement screening does not prevent injury Maintaining coaches creativity is paramount Are you time poor? […]
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ASCA Conference 2015: Dr. Craig Duncan Shares His 2015 Asian Cup Experience

  • 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. Read More