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Glasgow athletes lacked leaders: report - Fox Sports

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A REPORT into Athletics Australia’s Commonwealth Games debacle which resulted in its head coach being sent home has found a lack of leadership throughout the organisation contributed to the Glasgow mess.
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Kickoff.ai: predicting football matches

Kickoff.ai: predicting football matches | lIASIng | Scoop.it
How does Kickoff.ai predict results? Kickoff.ai uses a statistical model of football matches. With respect to most other models out there, two key differences make Kickoff.ai better. We model team strength dynamically To predict future matches, a model needs to use data from the past. But how "far" in the past does it need to take data? Ideally, teams would have the same squad all the time and play frequently against each other. In practice, however, selected players change regularly and teams play only a few matches every year. To overcome this issue, our model allows the strength of a team to change over time. This enables us to take advantage of the many matches played over almost a century, while taking into account that recent confrontations should be more important to predict upcoming matches. We use Bayesian inference This is a fancy way of saying that we are able to understand how confident we are about a particular prediction. As an example, take Argentina against Iceland. It is likely that Argentina will win—in fact, almost no one (with the possible exception of Icelanders) would claim that Iceland has better chances. But just how much more likely is an Argentina win than an Icelandic win? 60%? 90% Perhaps 99%?1 On the one hand, Argentina is clearly the better team on paper, but on the other hand Iceland has never taken part in a World Cup final tournament, and might perform over its usual level. Bayesian inference takes this (and much more) into account. 1 Our model says 80%... The football predictions that you see on this site are one particular application of the models and methods that we investigate in our research. In fact, we hope that some of the lessons we learned while building Kickoff.ai will be useful in improving some of the general machine learning techniques that we make use of. RELEVANT PUBLICATIONS L. Maystre, V. Kristof, A. J. G. Ferrer, M. Grossglauser, The Player Kernel: Learning Team Strengths Based on Implicit Player Contributions, Machine Learning and Data Mining for Sports Analytics (MLSA), 2016. L. Maystre, Efficient Learning From Comparisons, PhD thesis, EPFL, 2018.
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Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Advanced Performance Analytics (2318)

Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Advanced Performance Analytics Contract Type Permanent Hours Full Time Job Type Academic Salary £39,993 - £49,149 per annum Vacancy Type Academic / Research Vacancies Closing Date 15/07/2018 Ref No 2318 Documents 2318 LSL Advanced Performance Analytics.pdf (PDF, 418.61kb) The School of Sport and Exercise Sciences seeks to strategically develop its world-leading profile of teaching and research excellence by the appointment of leading academics across the core disciplines of Sport and Exercise Sciences. You will be expected to develop and deliver research informed/led advanced performance analytics and data visualisation across relevant undergraduate and postgraduate programme provision within the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences. You will also be required to deliver advanced modelling and statistical procedures on modules, and the supervision/tutorial support of students in the School (i.e. including pastoral, academic and applied placements). You should have relevant teaching qualifications/experience, alongside experience of developing and delivering advanced performance analytics and data visualisation in the sport performance industry and a profile of scholarly activity in high quality peer review journals. Informal inquiries may be made to Professor Dave Richardson, Director of School, on 0151 904 6283; email: d.j.richardson@ljmu.ac.uk Please note all of our vacancies will be closed to applications at midnight on the advertised closing date, unless otherwise stated.
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How Our 2018 World Cup Predictions Work

How Our 2018 World Cup Predictions Work | lIASIng | Scoop.it
The World Cup is back, and so is another edition of FiveThirtyEight’s World Cup predictions.For those of you familiar with our club soccer predictions or our 2…...
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The perception of deceptive information can be enhanced by training that removes superficial visual information

The ability to detect deceptive intent within actions is a crucial element of skill across many tasks. Evidence suggests that deceptive actions may rely on the use of superficial visual information to hide the basic kinematic information which specifies the actor’s intent.
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Aspetar Sports Medicine Journal - Football recovery strategies

Aspetar Sports Medicine Journal - Football recovery strategies | lIASIng | Scoop.it

FOOTBALL RECOVERY STRATEGIES Practical aspects of blending science and reality   – Written by Grégory Dupont, Mathieu Nédélec, Alan McCall, Serge Berthoin and Nicola A. Maffiuletti  

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Head Impact Exposure in Junior and Adult Australian Football Players.

Head Impact Exposure in Junior and Adult Australian Football Players. | lIASIng | Scoop.it
J Sports Med (Hindawi Publ Corp). 2018 Apr 1;2018:8376030. doi: 10.1155/2018/8376030. eCollection 2018.
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Interval running with self-selected recovery: Physiology, performance, and perception.

Interval running with self-selected recovery: Physiology, performance, and perception. | lIASIng | Scoop.it
Eur J Sport Sci. 2018 May 29:1-10. doi: 10.1080/17461391.2018.1472811.[Epub ahead of print]...
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Links to some of the best in sports analytics writing from around the web

Links to some of the best in sports analytics writing from around the web | lIASIng | Scoop.it
< PREVIOUS  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  NEXT > CLEAR SEARCH How Liverpool built a potential champion In an article for FiveThirtyEight, Michael Caley applies Opta data to analyse Liverpool in the lead-up to the Champions League final. Click here to view articlePocket Norwich City vacancy: senior first team performance analyst Norwich City Football Club are recruiting a senior first team performance analyst. The application deadline is 4th May 2018. Click here to view job descriptionPocket The most probable result Garry Gelade shares an intuitive way of showcasing expected goals data from a single match. Click here to view articlePocket SSAC18 Panel - Major League Data on the Pitch Discussion from the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference around the evolution of analytics in Major League Soccer. Click here to view articlePocket MLS 2018 season previews Ahead of the 2018 Major League Soccer season, American Soccer Analysis provide data-driven previews of individual teams. Click here to read previewsPocket Analytics as a decision support system Analytics practitioner Garry Gelade (@GarryGelade) reflects on his 10 years in this industry and the role of analytics and data science in football. Click here to view articlePocket < PREVIOUS  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  NEXT > CLEAR SEARCH
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The pro throw-in coach who's helping clubs score 15 more goals a season

The pro throw-in coach who's helping clubs score 15 more goals a season | lIASIng | Scoop.it

Professional throw-in coach Thomas Grønnemark reckons they can be worth up to 15 goals a season ...

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Effects of a 4-Week Very Low-Carbohydrate Diet on High-Intensity Interval Training Responses

Effects of a 4-Week Very Low-Carbohydrate Diet on High-Intensity Interval Training Responses | lIASIng | Scoop.it
The purpose of the study was to examine the effects of altering from habitual mixed Western-based (HD) to a very low-carbohydrate high-fat (VLCHF) diet over a 4-week timecourse on performance and physiological responses during high-intensity interval ...
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Effect of Physical and Psychosocial Interventions on Hormone and Performance Outcomes in Professional Rugby Union Players: A Systematic Review.

Effect of Physical and Psychosocial Interventions on Hormone and Performance Outcomes in Professional Rugby Union Players: A Systematic Review. | lIASIng | Scoop.it
J Strength Cond Res. 2017 Nov;31(11):3158-3169. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000002067.Review...
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Intramuscular tendon injury is not associated with an increased hamstring reinjury rate within 12 months after return to play.

Intramuscular tendon injury is not associated with an increased hamstring reinjury rate within 12 months after return to play. | lIASIng | Scoop.it
Br J Sports Med. 2018 Apr 13. pii: bjsports-2017-098725. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2017-098725.[Epub ahead of print]...
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Sports | Special Issue : Fatigue and Recovery in Football

Sports | Special Issue : Fatigue and Recovery in Football | lIASIng | Scoop.it
Sports, an international, peer-reviewed Open Access journal.
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Data Scientists built a Random Forest Model to predict the World Cup 2018 Winner

Data Scientists built a Random Forest Model to predict the World Cup 2018 Winner | lIASIng | Scoop.it
Researchers from the University of Dortmund built a random forest model to predict the outcome of every single game of this year's World Cup.
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Human Performance Summit

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KEYNOTE SESSION Benefits of machine learning-based decision making vs subjective Sam Robertson currently holds a joint appointment as the Victoria University-Western Bulldogs Head of Research & Innovation. He oversees the sports science partnership between the University and Western Bulldogs. Sam also supervises co-appointed staff, PhD and Honours students, as well as implementing innovative performance strategies at the club. Due to his multidisciplinary applied background, Sam maintains a variety of research interests related to improving sporting performance. These interests predominantly cover Performance Analytics & Technology / Talent Selection, Development & Coaching Practice themes in Australian football and golf.
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Polarized vs. Threshold Training Intensity Distribution on Endurance Sport Performance: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Control

Polarized vs. Threshold Training Intensity Distribution on Endurance Sport Performance: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Control | lIASIng | Scoop.it
J Strength Cond Res. 2018 May 30. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000002618.[Epub ahead of print]...
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Measure VO2max Fitness Level from 30-minute Walk?

Measure VO2max Fitness Level from 30-minute Walk? | lIASIng | Scoop.it
Estimating an individual’s Fitness Level whilst walking will be added to the Firstbeat Lifestyle Assessment in September 2018. A new algorithm developed by Firstbeat has made it possible to estimate VO2max – traditionally measured in a laboratory – from self-paced everyday walking.
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Adding sleep restriction to the equation: impact on wildland firefighters' work performance and physiology in hot conditions.

Adding sleep restriction to the equation: impact on wildland firefighters' work performance and physiology in hot conditions. | lIASIng | Scoop.it
Int Arch Occup Environ Health. 2018 Apr 6. doi: 10.1007/s00420-018-1304-9.[Epub ahead of print]...
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The effects of Perceptual-Cognitive training on Subjective Performance in Elite Athletes

The effects of Perceptual-Cognitive training on Subjective Performance in Elite Athletes | lIASIng | Scoop.it
Authors: F. Moen1, M. Hrozanova2, and A. M.Pensgaard3 Centre for Elite Sports Research, Department of Education and Lifelong Learning, Faculty of Social and Educational Sciences, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway, 2Centre for Elite Sports Research, Department of Neuromedicine...
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Mrs K. L. Summerton: The forgotten founder of the Women’s Amateur Rowing Association?

Mrs K. L. Summerton: The forgotten founder of the Women’s Amateur Rowing Association? | lIASIng | Scoop.it
The Women’s Amateur Rowing Association (WARA) has attracted little academic attention, yet as the first governing body to legislate for women’s rowing, its formation, ideology and development merit further examination. The WARA was formed in 1923 with the following goals in mind: To maintain amongst women the standard of Oarsmanship as recognised by Amateur Rowing Clubs; To hold a Regatta or Regattas if and when so determined by the Committee, such Regattas to be mainly or exclusively for women; To promote the interests of Boat Racing generally amongst women. The WARA is frequently connected to Amy Gentry, a successful athlete in the 1920s, an almost lifelong administrator of the sport, founder of Weybridge Ladies Amateur Rowing Club (WLARC) and well-known rowing personality along the banks of the River Thames. Undoubtedly, Gentry played a huge role in developing the sport, and the WARA. She sat on the committee for almost all of its forty-year history, before it was amalgamated into the Amateur Rowing Association (ARA) in 1963, as Assistant Honorary Secretary, Honorary Secretary and, latterly, Chair. Her active involvement in the sport and its administration is easily observable in archive materials and personal accounts, and indeed her award of an OBE in 1969 for her contribution to rowing. Yet she was not responsible for its foundation. This is acknowledged in some historical accounts (notably by Schweinbenz), which name ‘Mrs K. L. Summerton’ as the founder, and Gentry having been brought on to the WARA committee in its early stages as her assistant. The use of her initials only indicates the limited information available in rowing records; indeed, without undertaking genealogical research to identify her even her full name would have remained unknown. This research identified ‘Mrs K. L. Summerton’ as having been born in 1875, as Kate Louise Parrish. She was born in Essex to Isaac and Caroline Parrish; her father was a general labourer, and by the age of sixteen, she was employed in general domestic service in a neighbouring town. There is no evidence of her level of education. Her birth date is such that she turned five in 1880, in the same year schooling was made compulsory between the ages of five and ten, under the 1880 Education Act – yet as take-up of this Act was uneven, especially in working-class households, this is no firm indicator. Between 1891 and 1901, Kate Parrish got married, had a child, and moved to Camberwell in south London. (Little is known about her husband, John Summerton; he was born in Lancashire in 1871, and according to the 1901 census, he was then employed as a gold blocker.) Despite having had a child, however, Summerton did not spend much of her adult life as a mother: the baby died before it reached the age of one. Mentions of Summerton as a rower herself are very sparse. She was forty-eight when the WARA was formed in 1923, and it is unclear how long she had been involved in the sport by this point. She was captain of her club, Helen Smith Rowing Club, in 1923, which suggests her involvement went back a couple of years at least, and that she was (or had been) a practising rower: she was not just an administrative figurehead. Helen Smith RC was in Barnes, based at Tom Green’s Boat House (a sporting institution on this stretch of river, home to a number of men’s and women’s clubs). Helen Smith is referenced in the minutes of the WARA until 1937, but there is no evidence as yet of a founding date, or of any activity after World War Two. Little is recorded in terms of Summerton’s views on rowing, or her sporting ideology. An article in the Manchester Guardian from 1926, however, offers some commentary. It is claimed she ‘is not only concerned with competitive work and raising the technical standard’, but that ‘she wants to make rowing more enjoyable for all women who care about it’. Beyond this, ‘she has been teaching some of the older members of her own club how to manage their boats’ – women who ‘like to go for joy rows with their friends, but do not want to put other river craft in peril’. Her focus here is on enjoyment, whether in competition or in ‘joy rows’, but health is also important: it is claimed that if female rowers ‘take care of themselves[…] their exercise does them an immense amount of good’. The article also addresses questions of style and strain, the latter in particular a regularly voiced anxiety with regard to women’s participation in sport. The WARA, it claims, ‘is anxious that its members should not overstrain themselves’, and as a result, that it has ‘introduced the idea of “style” into their rowing’. While women ‘used to huddle themselves up into positions which entailed strain’, they are now encouraged to adopt better posture, skills and technique; and ‘by organising competitions [the WARA] is encouraging the women and girls to take their work more seriously’. Summerton only spent four years on the WARA committee, and no direct communication from her about leaving the committee is available. In committee meeting minutes, Gentry reports that ‘Mrs Summerton had asked her to carry on as she herself was too unwell to do so for the present’, and about a year later, in March 1928, the committee ‘unanimously’ agrees to invite her to be an Honorary Vice President. No response is recorded. In a retrospective written by Gentry for Rowing magazine in 1949, this chain of events is framed slightly differently. She claims that she ‘took over her duties’ since ‘the heavy work involved, coupled with having to care for an invalid husband, was too much for Mrs. Summerton’s health’: the hard work of rowing administration is emphasised, as is domestic responsibility. Summerton’s withdrawal from the committee takes place in the shadows, and ‘off the record’; her decision is mediated through Amy Gentry – a woman with a significant stake in the organisation and its future, and a strong influence on its narrative legacy. The WARA is characterised in the (albeit limited) literature as a female reflection of the ARA, aiming to replicate its conservative and exclusionary approach to class, and its extreme construction of amateur ideology. At a structural level, the idea of a governing body – of formalised rules, of competition within a closed circle of clubs – tends to be aligned with a social context to which Summerton appears to have had no exposure. There is an unlikeliness to her foundation and early leadership of the WARA, and this unlikeliness has perhaps compromised her place in the sport’s history. Her biography, and this unlikeliness, raise important questions about the initial purpose and character of the WARA – and, indeed, other communities of amateur sportswomen. This forgotten founder demands a more nuanced, and more problematised, analytical approach to the early women’s sport. No photograph of Mrs K. L. Summerton has yet been identified, if you can help Lisa with her quest please leave a comment for her via this article.
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Are Current Physical Match Performance Metrics in Elite Soccer Fit for Purpose or is the Adoption of an Integrated Approach Needed?

Are Current Physical Match Performance Metrics in Elite Soccer Fit for Purpose or is the Adoption of an Integrated Approach Needed? | lIASIng | Scoop.it
Int J Sports Physiol Perform. 2018 Jan 18:1-23. doi: 10.1123/ijspp.2017-0433.[Epub ahead of print]...
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Liverpool tactics dictated by missing Mo - Champions League Final tactical review

Liverpool tactics dictated by missing Mo - Champions League Final tactical review | lIASIng | Scoop.it
Tactical analysis of the Champions League final...
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