• So you can predict the future… But can you change it?

I also love to call this problem “Terminator Problem”, since it is more understandable to coaches, since most of them have seen Terminator movies. The issue is, once we are able to “predict” the future (for example estimating injury likelihood in the next 7 days), can we actually change it?

• Latest on Load Monitoring [Video & FREE Templates]

By on 28/09/2017

Sean Williams was kind enough to provide short review of the recent load monitoring workshop, held at the World Rugby Science Network Conference, as well as to provide full slides and Excel templates. This is tremendous resource for those interested in injury prediction analytics.

• Shuttle Run Beep Test with COD Corrections

What does this mean? It means that the score (maximum aerobic speed) reached in the COD corrected beep test can now be used in both long distance and shuttle based conditioning. The shuttle run beep tests so far didn’t implement corrections for CODs, and have used exact beeps from straight line version of the test , which resulted in...

• To Turf or Not to Turf, That is the Question [Part 2]: Applications

In this video I am deploying the model to make the decision between 5 variations of weekly plan. The goal is to minimize the morning soreness on the day of the game.

• To Turf or Not to Turf, That is the Question [Part 1]

In this video I am presenting my “solution” to the problem and provide fake data set, as well as R code for analyzing the data. Having decent predictive model can help us run different optimization algorithms to find the “best” scheduling to minimize/maximize injury risk or performance.

• Netflix Prize and Injury Prediction Prize

The Netflix Prize was an open competition for the best collaborative filtering algorithm to predict user ratings for films, based on previous ratings without any other information about the users or films, i.e. without the users or the films being identified except by numbers assigned for the contest. Which made me think – why don’t the “rich” clubs, such...

• Uncertainty, Heuristics and Injury Prediction

I was asked by Rod Whiteley and Nicol van Dyk to contribute to the Aspetar Journal targeted topic issue that just got released off the press. I tried to combine my knowledge of predictive analytics, machine learning, philosophy of science, heuristics and practical experience as coach & sport scientist into one article. Hopefully I managed to create readable narrative.

• Power BI Course for Sport Scientists – Video 1

I decided to create a course for sport scientists, to get you started with PowerBI. My bet is that PowerBI will become new Excel (if not already) and having the skills needed to produce reports will be needed as Excel skills are needed now. So, knowing how to learn PowerBI will put you ahead of the curve and...