This Small Change Can Help Your Athletes Reach Their Full Potential

Posted by Tim Nash on Dec 21, 2017 11:00:00 AM

We all know the margin between winning and losing is tiny. And on the professional or collegiate level, a win or a loss can be the difference between having a job and looking for one.

That’s why coaches are always looking for that little edge, and today, more than ever, the edges exist in the form of information.

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Topics: Athletic Performance, Data Tracking, Data Science, Sports Performance

Burnout: Why It's Something To Worry About

Posted by Tim Nash on Dec 7, 2017 10:36:00 AM

Burnout is one of those words we choose to use when we feel like exaggerating, or when we need an excuse.

Are you really burned out on a type of food, a television show, or maybe a sport? Or have you just spent an inordinate amount of time on it lately? Does a busy day really burn out kids to the point where they turn down an invitation to a social or sporting event by saying, “No, I’m burned out?” Or they just tired?

Burnout, however, is a real concern among young athletes. It’s cited as the reason kids stop trying, under-perform and quit altogether.

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Topics: Athlete Development, Athletic Performance, Coaching, Data Tracking, Team Communication

Replicating Routines Without Superstition

Posted by Tim Nash on Dec 5, 2017 10:46:00 AM

Traditionally, athletes who have a good day the field, court or rink go to great lengths to replicate the routine that led to it.

Athletes have always turned to superstitions and good luck charms in an effort to repeat a good performance.

Tennis champion Serena Williams will not change her socks during a tournament. Michael Jordan always wore his University of North Carolina shorts under his Chicago Bulls shorts. All-Pro linebacker Brian Urlacher ate two chocolate chip cookies before every game. And baseball hall of famer Richie Ashburn slept with his bats.

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Topics: Athlete Development, Athletic Performance, Data Tracking, Sports Performance, Team Communication

Tracking & Reporting: How To Manage Your Team's Injuries

Posted by Tim Nash on Nov 30, 2017 2:00:00 PM

The staff behind DRIVN is constantly making adjustments, tweaks and updates to help teams and organizations operate more efficiently.

Lately, time has been spent on creating and improving the way teams manage injuries.

“We can have a club-wide standard injury report on every coaches’ phone,” says Mike Gosselin, DRIVN’s Director of Business Development. “They can fill it out for every athlete. That’s become very popular.”

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Topics: Athlete Development, Recovery, Sports Performance, Elite Sports Teams, Injury Prevention, Data Tracking