About John Lythe

john-lythe-profile-pictureI am a former sport scientist, now I just build Excel systems and work with software tools (CRM, Salesforce, PM, Sharepoint) and technology. My day job requires me to sit between the IT department and the sports performance department to make sure that Strength and Conditioning Coaches, Nutritionists, Performance Analysts etc have the hardware and software tools they need to do their jobs. My night job is creating Excel-based systems for high performance sport and I have clients in New Zealand, Australia, Ireland, USA, Qatar & The Netherlands to name a few.

I have Courses on Vimeo and FREE STUFF on Youtube.

Specialties: Designing excel based systems for data management and reporting/analysis (15 years of experience implementing these systems in elite sport) – Team and Player Performance Match-Statistics Trackers – Athlete Monitoring Systems – Fitness Program Builder (Strength and Aerobic Training) – Project Management and Productivity Tools

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SYSTEMS MANAGER

2010 - Present

I manage a suite of off the shelf and bespoke software tools in a national high performance environment (Olympic Sports). I work with performance staff to identify needs and then source or build solutions.

NATIONAL LEAD SPORT SCIENTIST FOR NEW ZEALAND FIELD HOCKEY AND NEW ZEALAND SAILING

2004 - 2010

  • Sport Science lead for the National Men's and Women's Hockey teams. Use of heart rate and GPS technology, program development, session delivery, overseas touring, live coding and post-match performance analysis. Two Olympics, Commonwealth Games and World Cups.
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach for New Zealand Sailing. Strength and aerobic programming, athlete profiling, injury management and prevention

HEAD OF SPORT SCIENCE FOR NEW ZEALAND FOOTBALL

2002-2005

Sport Science lead for the National Men's and Women's teams and all age group teams. Use of heart rate and GPS technology, program development, session delivery, overseas touring.

SPORT SCIENTIST

1997-2002

Delivering lab-based physiology, biomechanics and S&C services to NZ Olympic Athletes (Sailing, Rowing, Swimming, Athletics, Triathlon, Boxing, Judo, Badminton, Tennis).

Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Law), University of Auckland 1992-1994

Bachelor of Sport Science, University of Auckland 1995-1997

Master of Science, Auckland University of Technology 2006-2007

Physical Demands and Physiological Responses During Elite Field Hockey. International Journal of Sports Medicine May 11, 2011
Authors: John Lythe, Andrew Kilding

Vimeo Course (Excel for S&Cs): https://vimeo.com/ondemand/excelforstrengthcoaches

Vimeo Course (Strength Template): https://vimeo.com/ondemand/strengthtemplate

Vimeo Course (Athlete Monitoring): https://vimeo.com/ondemand/athletemonitoring

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