In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Director of Research & Development at Seattle Seahawks, Patrick Ward. Patrick first appeared on the podcast in episode #33 in 2015 so it was absolutely fantastic to get him on again. He’s still at the Seahawks but in a different role so it was great to hear about the transition. Since our last chat, Patrick has completed his PhD but we focus this chat about an area very familiar to him, training load monitoring and data.
In this episode we discussed…
- Who is Patrick Ward (background, education and current role)?
Sports science• What it is and what it isn’t• Impact across the wider organisation• Simple statistics that all sports scientists should be familiar with to make informed decisions and why• Data visualisation principles
Sports technology• Training load monitoring tools• Where are we at?• What could companies do better?• Inclusion/exclusion criteria at the Seahawks• Innovation and where you go for it
Patrick can be found on Twitter @OSPpatrick
This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the worlds only wireless force plate system. Hawkin Dynamics can be found at hawkindynamics.com and you can follow them on Twitter @hawkindynamics
This episode is also sponsored by IMeasureU. IMeasureU are a world leading inertial platform to precisely quantify body movement and workload metrics in the field. IMeasureU can be found at imeasureu.com and you can follow them on Twitter @imeasureu.
This episode is sponsored by BLK BOX, leaders in performance training equipment & facility design. BLK BOX manufacture and distribute a full range of strength training equipment across Europe from their Headquarters in Belfast, Northern Ireland. BLK BOK can be found at blkboxfitness.com and you can follow them on Twitter @blkboxfitness and Instagram @blkboxfitness.
This episode is also sponsored by Kitman Labs. Kitman partners with leading sports teams to achieve consistent success, on and off the pitch. Over 150 teams across the globe use Kitman Labs’ Athlete Optimization System to simplify daily operations and rely on the company’s unique analytics to uncover the factors that influence success. You can find Kitman Labs at kitmanlabs.com and on Twitter @kitmanlabs.
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