Our mission is to give VIS athletes a competitive edge using a science-led approach to athlete preparation.
The objective of VIS Sport Science is to assist coaches to improve the performance of VIS athletes through the integration of scientific principles and methods. This involves analysing performance and providing the coach with information to assist in athlete preparation.
Sport Science at the VIS encompasses the following areas:
An objective way of recording performance so that key elements of that performance can be quantified in a valid and consistent manner. Performance Analysis involves -
- statistical and visual assessment of performance
- race/game profiling
- software analysis for qualitative and quantitative feedback
- performance comparison
Examines the physiological demands of an athlete's performance and how they adapt to training. It involves -
- blood lactate profiling
- VO2 Max Test
- body composition analysis
- hydration and nutrition supplementation
- training loads and protocols
- heat acclimatisation
- haemoglobin mass testing
The scientific discipline which studies mechanical parameters of human motion and sports performance. It involves the observation, measurement and analysis of performance using force platforms or telemetry systems, 3D video analysis, speed guns and high speed cameras.
VIS Sport Science Team
Dr Harry Brennan - Sport Science Coordinator
Dr Peter Browne - Lead Performance Analyst
Kristal Hammond - Sport Scientist - Biomechanics
Dr Rodney Siegel - Sport Scientist
Sylvie Withers - Lead Sport Scientist