Talent identification and creating effective elite player pathways

  • On April 2, 2019
Day 1 of the Football Innovation Summit in London was all about talent identification and creating effective elite player pathways for the development of future first-team players. There were some great sessions and much to be shared from all the speakers. If talent ID is your area of responsibility check out these sessions from our 2018 Human […]
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Managing Player Identification Pathways for English Cricket

  • On February 21, 2019
  • AMS, athlete monitoring, athlete monitoring system, cricket, data, ECB, English Cricket, Mo Bobat, player identification, player pathways, smartabase, talent identification, talent pathways, team sport, youth sport
At the 2018 Fusion Sport European Human Performance Summit, Mo Bobat of the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) gave a fascinating presentation on utilizing Smartabase to manage Player Identification Pathways, with insights into the strategy behind creating high performing international cricket teams. As Player Identification Lead, Mo is driven by a lifelong fascination with […]
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Fusion Sport at the NFL Combine

  • On February 15, 2019
Each year the most promising college football players in the country are invited to NFL Combines in Indianapolis to be tested in the hope of securing themselves a place in the NFL. 2019 will be no different, as the city of Indianapolis becomes a buzzing hub for all things football. Here’s where Fusion Sport will […]
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S3 Episode 6 | Smart Speed and Power Training with Mike Young

  • On January 3, 2019
  • 3 cone drill, Athlete Intent, Athletic Lab, explosive power, Force Velocity Profiling, FVP.run, L drill, max velocity sprinting, Mike Young, NFL Combine, NFL combine drill, NFL Combine Testing, Plyometric, Plyometric Training, Smartjump, Smartspeed, Speed Agility and Power, Speed Development, Sprint Drills, SSPT, Vertical Jump
S3 Episode 6 | The 3 Cone Drill for NFL Combine Training This is our final episode in Season 3 of Smart Speed and Power Training with Dr. Mike Young, Director of Performance and Research at Athletic Lab, looking at the 3 Cone Drill. In this series we’ve been exploring the key tests used to […]
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S3 Episode 5 | Smart Speed and Power Training with Mike Young

  • On December 17, 2018
  • Athlete Intent, Athletic Lab, explosive power, Force Velocity Profiling, FVP.run, max velocity sprinting, Mike Young, NFL Combine, NFL Combine Testing, Plyometric, Plyometric Training, Smartjump, Smartspeed, Speed Agility and Power, Speed Development, Sprint Drills, SSPT, Vertical Jump
S3 Episode 5 | The Vertical Jump for NFL Athletes The Vertical Jump is the quintessential test in NFL training for lower extremity explosiveness and power, and is a great indicator of athletic ability. Using the Fusion Sport Smartjump Mat  we are able to measure and control the drill, targeting highly specific zones for ground contact […]
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S3 Episode 4 | Smart Speed and Power Training with Mike Young

  • On November 29, 2018
  • 40 yard dash, 40 yard dash starts, Athlete Intent, Athletic Lab, explosive power, Force Velocity Profiling, FVP.run, max velocity sprinting, Mike Young, NFL Combine, NFL Combine Testing, Smartspeed, Speed Agility and Power, Speed Development, Sprint Drills, Sprinting, SSPT, Timing Gates, Timing System
S3 Episode 4 | NFL Combine 40 Yard Dash Finishes In this episode, Coach Young takes us through the final stage of the 40 yard dash, looking at drills that focus on an athlete’s transition to an upright posture and what they will need to do to top out in max velocity sprinting. The drills […]
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S3 Episode 3 | Smart Speed and Power Training with Mike Young

  • On November 22, 2018
  • 40 yard dash, 40 yard dash starts, Athlete Intent, Athletic Lab, explosive power, Force Velocity Profiling, FVP.run, Mike Young, NFL Combine, NFL Combine Testing, Smartspeed, Speed Agility and Power, Speed Development, Sprint Drills, Sprinting, SSPT, Timing Gates, Timing System
S3 Episode 3 | NFL Combine 40 Yard Dash Starts In this episode, Coach Young takes us through a number of drills designed to help your athletes perfect and execute the start and first few steps of the 40 yard dash. The drills covered in this week’s session will train your athlete to generate more […]
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S3 Episode 2 | Smart Speed and Power Training with Mike Young

  • On November 15, 2018
  • 40 yard dash, Athlete Intent, Athletic Lab, Force Velocity Profiling, FVP.run, Mike Young, NFL Combine, NFL Combine Testing, Smartspeed, Speed Agility and Power, Speed Development, Sprint Drills, Sprinting, SSPT, Timing Gates, Timing System
S3 Episode 2 | NFL Combine 40 Yard Dash In this episode, Coach Young takes us through the setup of the 40 yard dash used in NFL combine testing to measure an athletes speed. More specifically, the 40 yard dash is a test of acceleration analyzing the athletes performance at 10 yards, to 20 yards […]
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S3 Episode 1 | Smart Speed and Power Training with Mike Young

  • On November 9, 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
S3 Episode 1 | NFL Combine 5-10-5 Drill In this episode, Coach Young takes us through the practical application of the 5-10-5 drill used for NFL training and combine testing, sometimes referred to as the pro agility test. This is a key test looking at a lateral change of direction, moving into linear speed. It’s […]
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Smart Speed and Power Training S3

  • On November 8, 2018
  • agility training, Mike Young, NFL combine drills, smart speed, smart speed and power training, Smartjump, Smartspeed, SSPT
We’re back again with Season 3 of Smart Speed and Power Training with Mike Young In this season Director of Performance and Research at Athletic Lab Dr. Mike Young will be taking an in-depth look at NFL combine specific training drills. These tests are used at the professional, collegiate and high school level to assess American […]
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