Football is currently losing players at the high school level, and is the subject of intense debates over safety at all player levels. This is a call to action to “save” football through the prioritization of concussion/CTE prevention using updated coaching techniques, science, and technology.
Do you ask the right questions when you look at performance? In this second piece of an ongoing case study on a collegiate men’s basketball player, Coach Matt Hauck presents new information and unexpected discoveries made when looking specifically at the readiness and recovery metrics that affect actual skill performance.
Starting with the theory that readiness and recovery factors have an impact on sport-specific skill performance, Coach Matt Hauck (along with Omegawave’s Mark McLaughlin) conduct a case study using a college basketball player participating in both training and skill sessions. The athlete self-reported using surveys in Voyager AMS and Omegawave collected data. Here are the findings.
Coach Matt Hauck’s third installment in the sports performance series focuses on the integration of applied sports science methods into the offseason programs for both NFL draft hopefuls and NFL veterans.
This second installment of Coach Matt Hauck’s sports performance article series provides useful steps on the organization of the data that coaches, staff, trainers, and sports scientists collect on athlete performance, training, recovery, and readiness. This data needs to be compiled and assessed with an eye toward summarization, quantification, comparisons, and bioenergetic demands. Considerable attention should also be paid to the relevant markers of performance within a specific training program.
Our ability as coaches to make truly informed decisions is limited by the quality of information we have available. Many factors can affect the reliability of data measurements, including participant motivation, testing procedures, instrumentation and scorer competence. This article contains concepts and actionable steps to ensure that data collected from athletes gives the most accurate and reliable picture of their performance as possible.