The data tsunami: when sports science goes too far

Well from no research… to too much research.

Sport scientists have been using data to track training methods and skills development of players for many years now, and advances in technology mean even more data can be collected to improve performance.

But with so much data, it isn’t always easy to turn numbers into action.

Ninah Kopel went along to a sport science panel discussion at the University of Technology Sydney to determine how all this information is being used, and to ask the question: has sports science gone too far?

Image: Craig Boyd on Flickr.


Michael Rennie – Strength and Conditioning coach with the Sydney Swans & PhD candidate in the Faculty of Health, UTS
Matthew Jeffriess- Strength and Conditioning Coach and Rehabilitation Coordinator for the NRL referees (Sydney)& PhD candidate in the Faculty of Health, UTS

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