The Science of Figure Skating Jumps | American College of Sports Medicine

  • On February 16, 2018
One of the most anticipated events of the PyeongChang2018 Winter Olympics is men’s and ladies figure skating. How do skaters jump over 24 inches in the air, rotate faster than six revolutions per second, and land on one foot while balancing on a 3/16-inch wide blade and skating over 15 mph? Here is the science […]
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S2 Episode 6 | Smart Speed and Power Training with Mike Young

  • On February 14, 2018
  • Agility, Athlete Intent, Athletic Lab, Change of Direction, Mike Young, Smartspeed, Speed Agility and Power, Speed Development, Sprint Drills, Sprinting, SSPT, Timing Gates, Timing System
Maintaining your athlete’s peak fitness levels can deflate their cognitive processing if you focus on straight-ahead exercises. It is important to challenge your athletes to provide in-game intensities during your training sessions. In this episode, Coach Young discusses incorporating elements of the game and cognitive processing into your athlete’s fitness routine, to achieve maximum results […]
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S2 Episode 5 | Smart Speed and Power Training with Mike Young

  • On February 7, 2018
  • Agility, Athlete Intent, Athletic Lab, Change of Direction, Mike Young, Smartspeed, Speed Agility and Power, Speed Development, Sprint Drills, Sprinting, SSPT, Timing Gates, Timing System
Athlete safety should always be the number one priority when training agility and change of direction abilities. An effective way of keeping your athletes safe, is to start a session with scripted exercises that require low intensity, and slowly progressing to those that require a higher load on the athlete. In this episode, Coach Young […]
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S2 Episode 4 | Smart Speed and Power Training with Mike Young

  • On January 31, 2018
  • Agility, Athlete Intent, Athletic Lab, Change of Direction, Mike Young, Smartspeed, Speed Agility and Power, Speed Development, Sprint Drills, Sprinting, SSPT, Timing Gates, Timing System
Over the past three episodes Coach Young has provided in-depth information on drills and tests to improve your team athlete’s agility and change of direction abilities. With this information, it is vital that your agility sessions incorporate programming considerations. In this episode, Coach Young discusses the design of agility training sessions and the two key […]
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Beyond Sports Network teams up with Fusion Sport to bring Smartspeed PRO Timing System to National Scouting Combine for NFL Hopefuls

  • On January 30, 2018
NFL Draft hopefuls will have the chance to showcase their athletic abilities in front of professional scouts at the BSN National Scouting Combine. Alongside other skills drills, Fusion Sport timing systems will be used to provide the same gold standard accuracy present at other top combines, timing events such as the 40 yard dash and […]
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S2 Episode 3 | Smart Speed and Power Training with Mike Young

  • On January 24, 2018
  • Agility, Athlete Intent, Athletic Lab, Change of Direction, Mike Young, Smartspeed, Speed Agility and Power, Speed Development, Sprint Drills, Sprinting, SSPT, Timing Gates, Timing System
In a game scenario, team athletes need to action their agility and change of direction abilities in three dimensions; laterally, up and down, backwards and forwards. Training agility and change of direction must incorporate all three of these dimensions to acclimatise your athlete for maximum in-game performance. In this episode, Coach Young discusses each dimension […]
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EXOS using SMARTSPEED in the development of combine athletes

  • On January 19, 2018
  • reaction times, Smartjump, Smartspeed, Speed Agility and Power
Many leagues are gearing up for the start of the 2018 sporting calendar. Drafting season has begun and so has combine testing across the globe. SMARTSPEED and SMARTJUMP from Fusion Sport are used globally to accurately test and record many combine events including the 40-yard dash. In this video Director of Performance at EXOS, Dennis […]
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S2 Episode 2 | Smart Speed and Power Training with Mike Young

  • On January 17, 2018
  • Agility, Athlete Intent, Athletic Lab, Change of Direction, Mike Young, Smartspeed, Speed Agility and Power, Speed Development, Sprint Drills, Sprinting, SSPT, Timing Gates, Timing System
There is often a common misconception that agility and change of direction training involves simple static drills and exercises. True agility training can be divided into four segments: the physical qualities, the strategies the athlete selects, the technical qualities and the cognitive functions of agility. In this episode, Coach Young discusses each of these four […]
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EXOS Los Angeles using SMARTSPEED for high intensity agility training

  • On January 12, 2018
  • reaction times, Smartjump, Smartspeed, Speed Agility and Power
The EXOS Center in Los Angeles is an elite sporting hub for many of the nations elite athletes. In this video hear from Cole Thomas, a performance specialist at the center, that mainly works with MLB athletes. High intensity agility training is just one of the many applications of SMARTJUMP and SMARTSPEED. Cole explains the […]
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S2 Episode 1 | Smart Speed and Power Training with Mike Young

  • On January 10, 2018
  • Agility, Athlete Intent, Athletic Lab, Change of Direction, Mike Young, Smartspeed, Speed Agility and Power, Speed Development, Sprint Drills, Sprinting, SSPT, Timing Gates, Timing System
A key factor for the development of change of direction ability and agility performance are the tests you put in place for your athletes. Correct test selection for your athlete can be crucial for their agility and change of direction development; each sport will require a different output from your athlete. In this episode, Coach […]
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