Analytics in the Athlete Ecosystem

Analytics in the Athlete Ecosystem

Athletes’ behaviors on and off the field impact their fitness, fatigue, well-being, and performance. The most advanced teams have begun monitoring athletes in all spheres of their ecosystem – from training to recovery to performance and back. Who is at the cutting edge of this field and can they manage with the current state of […]

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The Science of Team Chemistry #SSAC13

The Science of Team Chemistry #SSAC13

Previously unquantifiable, SyncStrength broke new ground on developing the first objective measure of team chemistry. Team chemistry has been a topic of intense debate by players, coaches, and fans alike for as long as sports have been in existence. Team chemistry is often blamed when the most talented teams lose against lesser competitors or when […]

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Putting others first: Cooperating is intuitive

Putting others first: Cooperating is intuitive

We’ve learned from an early age to put others first, ”Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” But is the Golden Rule something that we carry with us? A study published last week in Nature Neuroscience suggests that we do. In fact, it tends to be our gut response. Cooperation in […]

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Measuring team chemistry, literally

Measuring team chemistry, literally

More athletic teams than ever before are monitoring the heart rates of their players. With a constant feed on players’ pulses, teams try to gauge player effort, training intensity, workload, fitness, fatigue, stress, strain, and more. But how far can heart rate be stretched? The latest heart rate monitoring systems, like Polar and Zephyr, compute a […]

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Bee Somebody

Bee Somebody

Apparently, honey bees are team players. They can flexibly switch roles from hunter to feeder and back again when the hive demands it, according to a finding published in Nature Neuroscience today. What’s novel about this finding is that the bees’ flexibility stems back to their DNA, previously thought to be a blueprint for life […]

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