In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to the Director of Sports Science & Performance at San Antonio Spurs, Xavi Schelling. Xavi has been on my hit list for a long time so I was delighted when he said he would be happy to come on the podcast. Xavi’s work on HIIT via his chapter in HIIT Science and his research detailing the integration of sports technology has been superb so it is these two topics that we focus on in this episode. Xavi is doing great work in San Antonio and to get someone on the podcast with his experience in basketball was an absolute honour.

If you enjoyed this episode with Xavi Schelling, you may enjoy these with Matthew Varley and Stu Cormack.

In this episode we discussed…

  • Who is Xavi Schelling (background, education etc)
    • The role of the sports scientist and how that is changing/has changed
  • Sport technology
    • Innovation within high-performance organisations
      • Where does innovation come from?
    • Process for choosing and implementing sports technology
      • Critical processes
    • Data
      • Managing big data
      • Skills needed for sports scientists to survive in the big data age
  • S&C in team sports
    • HIIT
      • Principles around programming

Xavi can be found on Twitter @xschelling

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