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Improving Sports Performance


Date: Wednesday, August 25
Time: 10:00-12:10
Location: Planck
Chairs: Patricia de Cocq (Wageningen University, The Netherlands) and
Carolien Munsters (NHB Deurne, The Netherlands)

In top class sports, performances of athletes are very close. Small improvements in technique can make the difference between winners and losers. A combination of behavioral analysis and physiological data can play a key role in improving sports performance and developing innovative training tools. It is a challenge to incorporate modern measuring equipment into the daily training of athletes. The measurements should not disturb the athlete and coach and in the same time should record all data necessary. Measurement equipment should therefore be small, wireless and user friendly. Several sports face this challenge.


10:00 Performance monitoring in equine sports.
Patricia de Cocq (Wageningen University, The Netherlands) and
Carolien Munsters (Utrecht University, The Netherlands).
10:20 Methodological approach to evaluate interactive behaviors in Team games: an example in Handball.
João Prudente (University of Madeira),
Júlio Garganta (University of Porto, Portugal) and
M.Teresa Anguera (University of Barcelona, Spain).
10:40 Coffee break
11:10 The use of video for improving swim start performance.
Sander Schreven and Roald van der Vliet (Innosport, The Nerherlands).
11:30 The measurement of the visual search behavior in sport. Can it be a new avenue into talent identification and development?
Geert Savelsbergh (Institute Move VU University, The Netherlands).
11:50 Better performance in Marathon running.
Cees van Bladel (Sports and Technology, The Netherlands).
12:10 End of session