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Effects of Travel Shaping Future of NBA

For the past several years, the NBA has experimented with scheduling one or two games each season in London and Mexico City. One of the goals of the “NBA Global Games” is to gauge whether or not expanding the league internationally is a realistic possibility. A flight to Mexico City isn’t much different than many…

Why Not Make March Madness Picks Based on Rest and Recovery?

March Madness is upon us. For these few weeks each spring, even the most casual sports fans around the country become transfixed with college basketball. Part of what makes filling out tournament brackets so much fun is that nobody has any idea what’s going to happen. On the other hand, this can also be quite…

Cumulative Day Strain As a Tool for Ballplayers in Spring Training

While winter still has its grip on much of the country, MLB teams have headed south and west to Florida and Arizona in order to prepare for the upcoming season. Baseball’s Opening Day is still more than a month away, but clubs began playing exhibition games this past week. Historically, spring training was viewed as…

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…

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