Sports Management

Home-ground advantage, part 2: Super Rugby, travel and altitude

2011-06-29: Yesterday, I did , and looked at three of the four factors that may influence performance at home or on the road.  The plan was to…

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Home-ground advantage in sport, part 1

2011-06-29: This past week in South African sport was punctuated by, among other things, a discussion around travel and the effect it has on professional sports teams.…

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Specialization, training volume and talent development

2011-04-07: Yesterday I started what I hope is an interesting and thought-provoking in young children.  I looked at a recent study of Danish elite and near-elite…

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Early vs Late Specialization: When should children specialize in sport?

2011-04-06: There is no single pathway to success in sport.  If there were, we wouldn’t be able to compare the stories of Chrissie Wellington, who discovered…

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Pressure points and performance: Choking and panic

2011-03-26: Cricket is not a sport that we’ve done a great deal of analysis of here on The Science of Sport. The irony is that the…

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Snake-oils, supplements and the pinnacle of data presentation

2011-02-28: A big part of the reason for our existence at The Science of Sport is the clear and creative presentation and discussion of scientific subjects…

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The state of doping control: Dangerous waters

2011-02-24: I logged onto the website this morning, and we have this block of ads on the page (kindly provided by the folk at Google) and…

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Power balance, placebo and perceptions

2011-01-11: Last week a , whose holographic technology is supposed to “work with your body’s natural energy field”, “resonating and responding to the natural energy field”…

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Power balance bracelets: “No credible scientific evidence”

2011-01-05: The truth is, if you’re reading this site, and do so regularly, then the above statement will come as no surprise.  It shouldn’t, given what…

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