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Press Release: World Virtual & Augmented Reality Sports Innovation Summit 2017

By Richard Cohen, Production Director, Sports Innovation Network 30/06/2017

2017 is shaping up to be the breakthrough year for [Immersive Technology] and [Spor]t. With an expected [market potential in excess of $100 Billion by 2020], the opportunities for growth are enormous. The [World Virtual & Augmented Reality Sports Innovation Summit 2017] takes place in [San Francisco] on [November 15-16] and bri ...

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Elite Sport Nutritionist Ben Coomber Discusses Elite Performance Ahead Of The Rugby Innovation Summit

By Ben Coomber 05/06/2017

The [2nd Annual Rugby Innovation Summit 2017] now less than a month away (May 3/4th) we caught up with performance nutritionist [Ben Coomber] who we are delighted to announce will be presenting at the event. Ben runs [Body Type Nutrition], an online nutrition coaching company that also runs a multi-level, online nutrition coachi ...

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The Connected Athlete: The Role Data Science Plays In Athlete Management

By Richard Cohen, Production Director, Sports Innovation Network 05/06/2017

The role of technology in elite sports performance continues to grow exponentially. Wearable tech, immersive reality, and video replay are just a few examples where technology is taking an increasingly dominant role in what is an incredibly exciting time for the entire elite sporting ecosystem. Intel have recently invested ...

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Jan Van Loon, Arsenal’s Head of Individual Player Development Interview

By Richard Cohen, Production Director, Sports Innovation Network 05/06/2017

[1) How is performance profiling being used to determine a player's 'coach-ability'?] “Hi Bobby, what would you like to become in the future?” “A Professional football player Sir,” says Bobby. “Do you want to become Sanchez or Ozil?” “Just Bobby Sir,” says Bobby!! People change constantly whether or not they ...

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Do English Clubs ‘Fail to Prepare Their Young Players’?

By Richard Cohen, Production Director, Sports Innovation Network 24/01/2017

Do English Clubs ‘Fail to Prepare Their Young Players’? [Pep Guardiola’s] comment last Friday that the Premier League Clubs should introduce [‘B’ teams], irrelevant of City’s recent poor run of form, was in fact incredibly thought-provoking. ...

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'The Socialisation Approach’ – FC Barcelona

By Richard Cohen, Production Director, Sports Innovation Network 17/01/2017

A constant theme throughout the Football Innovation Summit is looking closely at how clubs use and apply technology to achieve greater on-field success. A leading figure in this conversation is Raul Pelaez, Director of Technology and Knowledge Management at FC Barcelona. Raul will be speaking on Day 1 of the Summit. Understand ...

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Rugby Concussions Increase by 59% – Bigger Hits or Greater Awareness?

By Luke, Co-Founder, Game Changer Sports 15/09/2015

As rugby takes priority on our TV screens for the next few weeks (thank you RWC2015) I thought it important to reference the fascinating programme earlier this week on BBC Panorama focussing on rugby concussion led by the brilliant John Beattie. The one statistic that has stuck with me since is the RFU figure that concussion ...

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“If we have children, there’s no chance they’re playing rugby…!"

By Luke, Co-Founder, Game Changer Sports 05/06/2017

The debate this week around the much publicised petition to ban tackling in schools rugby has been fascinating. There has been an overwhelming response from the rugby and non-rugby community largely declaring the notion as ridiculous. As a former player with huge passion for the game I am a vociferous member of the ‘Don’t Ban ...

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The Evolution Of The Football Agent

By Richard Cohen, Production Director, Sports Innovation Network 15/03/2017

The Evolution Of The Football Agent As part of the Football Innovation Summit we look closely at the relationship between Agents, Clubs and the importance of positive relations to ensure effective pathways and careers for their Players. ...

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Leading NBA Performance Coach Reveals How To Maximise Speed & Quickness

By Luke, Co-Founder, Game Changer Sports 21/01/2016

Taking lessons from other sports and understanding how to transfer and apply this learning is essential to the further development of rugby players and teams. In any sport, speed is a commodity and a critical point of difference. It is an area where no matter the player or their position a 2% gain can be the critical differen ...

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