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Behind the Scenes With an NBA Performance Coach

“As a young performance coach, I started off doing it out of the back of my trunk, traveling from park to park, gym to gym, just trying to get as much experience as I could. I never thought I’d ever be doing anything like this. I’m tremendously excited and blessed to be in the position…

What’s Your Super Bowl Recovery?

How are you feeling today? Maybe not quite as sharp as the average Monday? The Monday after the Super Bowl has a reputation for being one of the least productive work days of the year. Roughly 110 million Americans watch the big game, often staying out late with alcohol consumption involved. Kickoff isn’t until 6:30…

The New Moneyball? 24/7 Physiological Data

Much like any other industry, Major League Baseball’s organizations have historically been run by those with the most experience. Former players with an astute “knowledge of the game” became managers, while the most successful managers often went on to become general managers. In 2002, a 40-year-old GM named Billy Beane constructed a low-budget Oakland A’s…

New Labor Deals in Pro Sports Reflect Need for Rest and Recovery

Last month, both Major League Baseball and the National Basketball Association negotiated new collective bargaining agreements with their respective players associations. Notable changes to MLB’s labor deal include shortening players’ minimum stints on the disabled list from 15 days to 10 days, and eliminating the rule that awarded home-field advantage in the World Series to…

Real-Life ‘Fatigue Meter’ from Video Game Hockey?

During my junior and senior years of high school, there was one thing my buddies and I did almost exclusively whenever we got together: We played NHL ‘94 for Super Nintendo (not to knock the equally great Sega Genesis version, that’s just what we had). I’m sure there are plenty of guys my age out…

Sleep and Recovery Have Helped Make Tom Brady the Greatest Quarterback Ever

Sixteen years ago, the New England Patriots finished in last place with a 5-11 record. The following season, a 24-year-old backup quarterback and former 6th-round draft pick helped guide the Patriots to their first Super Bowl title in franchise history (pictured below). After making his NFL starting debut on September 30, 2001, Tom Brady has…

Coaches Need Performance Optimization Too (Not Just Players)

Josh Wright holds a position with the NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers that represents a new line of thinking in the world of professional sports. Wright’s official title is “assistant to the head coach,” but his primary job function is much more specific. While the team has a standard training staff on hand to see to…

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