Athlete Monitoring in Rugby Union: Is Heterogeneity in Data Capture Holding Us Back?

  title={Athlete Monitoring in Rugby Union: Is Heterogeneity in Data Capture Holding Us Back?},
  author={Stephen W. West and Sean Williams and Simon P. T. Kemp and Matthew Cross and Keith A. Stokes},
In an effort to combat growing demands on players, athlete monitoring has become a central component of professional sport. Despite the introduction of new technologies for athlete monitoring, little is understood about the practices employed in professional rugby clubs. A questionnaire was circulated amongst conditioning staff across the 12 Premiership rugby clubs to capture the methods used, relative importance, perceived effectiveness and barriers to the use of multiple different athlete… 

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