Let's Talk About ACLs - Part Two

Posted by Tim Nash on Jan 4, 2018 11:00:00 AM

If you missed the first post in this series, click here

I coach girls soccer. The girls I am currently coaching are between 13 and 15, so the following sentence from a study by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) certainly caught my eye.

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Topics: Injury Prevention, Sports Performance, Strength Training, Data Tracking, Athletic Performance

Let's Talk About ACLs

Posted by Tim Nash on Dec 28, 2017 11:00:00 AM

You’re standing over an injured player and she says, “I heard a pop.” You immediately think: ACL.

Let’s talk about ways to avoid that.

Knee injuries are certainly not new to sports, especially ACL injuries. But a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) says they are more frequent than ever.

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Topics: Coaching, Injury Prevention, Athletic Performance, Recovery, Strength Training

What To Do When Data Becomes Overwhelming

Posted by Tim Nash on Oct 10, 2017 10:45:00 AM

With the rapid advancements in sports technology, wearables have become an integral part of analyzing and managing player performance.

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Topics: Athlete Development, Athletic Performance, Coaching, Data Science, Elite Sports Teams, Mobile Coaching, Sports Performance, Strength Training, Team Communication

Why You Don't Need That Peak Performance Calendar Anymore

Posted by Tim Nash on Aug 31, 2017 10:49:54 AM

There is a point somewhere in your season where you hope your team is at its best. It might be the playoffs, a major tournament, or a game with a major rival.

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Topics: Athlete Development, Athletic Performance, Data Science, Elite Sports Teams, Mobile Coaching, RPE, Sports Performance, Strength Training

Data Tracking: Not Just For Coaches

Posted by Tim Nash on Aug 24, 2017 8:39:17 AM

The latest consensus in the debate about kids playing multiple sports seems to be trending toward it being a good idea.

It’s quite common to see young athletes – especially at the middle and high school ages – playing more than one sport in the same season. They play a school sport after school and rush to their club practice at night.

We are not going to add to the debate here and contribute our opinions on whether it is good or bad, right or wrong. Instead, we want to talk about the inevitable consequences – issues arising from overuse.

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Topics: Athlete Development, Athletic Performance, Data Science, Fitness, Elite Sports Teams, Mobile Coaching, RPE, Sports Performance, Strength Training, Soccer, training

Preventing Fatigue With Data Tracking

Posted by Tim Nash on Jun 29, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Fatigue is a hot topic among coaches these days. Coaches are beginning to understand how fatigue impacts their players and their team’s performance. Countless studies have been done to educate coaches about the importance of rest, freshness and recovery.

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Topics: Athlete Development, Athletic Performance, Data Science, Elite Sports Teams, Fitness, Mobile Coaching, RPE, Sports Performance, Strength Training

How Historical Data Can Turn a Season Around

Posted by Tim Nash on Jun 13, 2017 10:57:49 AM

It’s that time again for summer workouts. Coaches are sending them out to prospective student-athletes, hoping they are strictly followed so their players report to pre-season training in top condition.

The programs, most likely arrive in the player’s email boxes with a PDF attached. As a coach, do you ever wish you could simply put workout items and details on the player’s calendar with diagrams and videos attached and a method to see if the workout was followed?

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Topics: Athletic Performance, Team Communication, Data Science, Elite Sports Teams, Athlete Development, Fitness, Sports Performance, Strength Training

Data: The Key To Improving Sports Performance

Posted by Tim Nash on Jun 6, 2017 11:52:49 AM

So, you have a player who is not performing as well as you’d like, and it’s frustrating. They are among your most talented players, but they just don’t get it done.

You have your own theories as to why, and over time you convince yourself you are right – he’s just lazy, he’s too slow, he’s not aggressive enough.

But what if you are wrong? What if there is a simple explanation that neither you nor the player have considered? What a waste that would be.

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Topics: Athlete Development, Athletic Performance, Fitness, RPE, Soccer, Sports Performance, Strength Training, Data Science

Sports Performance Has Evolved and DRIVN Has Kept Up

Posted by Tim Nash on May 16, 2017 8:48:19 AM

I have an old Sports Illustrated. The cover date is July 4, 1960. Articles teased on the cover are about Bill Veeck, Archie Moore and the US Olympic Trials. But the most interesting part of the magazine is the ads.

Cameras, video recorders, cigarettes, telephones, cigars and a whole lot of alcohol are the most prominent products being advertised, but one Campbell Soup ad caught my eye. It was for “Soup on the Rocks.”

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Topics: Athletic Performance, Fitness, Strength Training, RPE, Sports Performance

Implementing RPE for Peak Performance

Posted by DRIVN on May 9, 2017 9:50:55 AM


“Concentration and mental toughness are the margins of victory.” 
- Bill Russell, Boston Celtics, 11-time NBA Champion

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Topics: Fitness, training, RPE, Athletic Performance, Strength Training