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Monitoring the training process in team sport: Part 6

Monitoring the training process in team sportFrom description to prescription: Part 6 The American Nobel Prize winner Herbert Simon formulated three major goals for scientists (link to article): Basic science: Knowing what happened (descriptive analysis) and understanding why this happened (diagnostic analysis) Applied science: Inferring or predicting what will happen…

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Monitoring the training process in team sport: Part 5

Monitoring the training process in team sportFrom description to prescription: Part 5 After the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, (inter)national football associations will strive to complete the 2019-2020 season in the next few months. Because the 2020-2021 season is already on its way, a high number of matches over a…

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Monitoring the training process in team sport: Part 4

Monitoring the training process in team sportFrom description to prescription: Part 4 In the previous blog post (link to blog), the relationship between load and performance was explained using the fitness-fatigue model of Banister et al. (1975). We discussed the benefits of performance modelling based on the balance between fitness…

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Monitoring the training process in team sport: Part 3

Monitoring the training process in team sportFrom description to prescription: Part 3 Athletes train to improve their performance, thereby exposing themselves to physiological, biomechanical and psychological loads. These loads need to be periodised carefully to achieve the desired performance at the right time. While individual athletes often peak to a…

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TopSportsLab Management buy-out

Management buy-out of TopSportsLabA fresh start and the road ahead Topsportslab’s new board is proud to announce that they’ve successfully completed the acquisition of Topsportslab.
 Arne Jaspers PhD. (former Topsportslab sports scientist), Olay Dede (former Topsportslab ICT Manager) and Ferdi Özdemir (former Topsportslab IT Partner) have acquired Topsportslab and its…

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