Sports Science: How Coaches Can Use it to Enhance Performance

Coaches can use sports science to be more effective when training athletes. Sports science is about applying scientific principles to yield more significant results (in this case, enhance an athlete's performance), mentally and physically.

Biomechanics, for example, is a field of science that deals with movement. And therefore, by using their knowledge of biomechanics, coaches can analyze how an ideal top performer moves.

Notably, one of the fastest athletes in the world is Usain Bolt. And according to an official IAAF report (based on the 2009 World Championships performance data), he can run 100m in 9.58 seconds.

Studying Dehydration in Athletes

28 Jul 2021

When it comes to sports science, one area that always requires further investigation is the athlete's performance during their event. A significant concern is dehydration and its effects. Sports scientists can undertake valuable research to try and discover the optimum hydration level of a sports person.

Sports Science as a Career

16 Jun 2021

Sports science can be a lucrative and rewarding career, and obtaining a degree in this subject can lead to many different avenues. Options include PE teachers, fitness instructors, sports coaches, personal trainers and research and development. The sports performance industry is the most competitive to enter.

The Study of Sporting Injuries

10 May 2021

With over four million people being treated each year for sports-related injuries, it is clearly a problem and requires further study. Sports scientists need to look at ways to reduce injuries and, when they inevitably occur, and how to speed up the athlete's recovery time.