Relationship Between Internal & External Training Loads in Team Sports

Sport Science Research You Should Know

In this episode of 'Research You Should Know', Sam Robertson and I chat about his new study published in the International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance on the topic of the relationships between internal and external training loads in team sports.  We discuss the following:
  • What does the phrase 'Coach Your Best' mean to you?
  • What prompted you to do this research study and what was the purpose?
  • Has anyone else done similar research?
  • For coaches that might not be too familiar...what do the terms 'internal load' and 'external load' mean? machine learning?
  • Is 'maching learning' only for high performance teams?
  • Walk us through the methods of your study and the conclusions?
  • What's the relationship between SessionRPE and maching learning?
  • Is there a recommended learning curve when using SRPE with athletes for the first time?
  • Can SRPE be used with athletes younger than 18 years old?
  • How do you address players answering truthfully when using SRPE?
  • What are some practical applications that coaches can take away?
Sam Robertson is the Senior Sports Scientist at the Australian Football League club, the Western Bulldogs. He also holds a Senior Research Fellowship with the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL) at Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia. Sam specialises in the application of machine learning and analytics to improving performance in high-level sport, in particular the areas of skill acquisition, performance analysis and organisational decision-making


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