Pacey Performance Podcast

Pacey Performance Podcast #236 - Tom Batchelor (Lead Sports Scientist and Conditioning Coach at Harlequins Rugby)

April 18, 2019

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Lead Sports Scientist and Conditioning Coach at Harlequins Rugby, Tom Batchelor. I was lucky enough to meet Tom a few weeks ago when I was hosting a panel discussion at the Kitman Labs Performance Summit. I have known of Tom for a while due to his link with Catapult but it was great to get him on the podcast for a really good chat around his work at Harlequins.

If you enjoyed this episode, maybe you will enjoy these episodes with Nic Gill, Craig Twentyman and Keir Wenham-Flatt.

Hope you enjoy this episode with Tom Batchelor.

  • Training load

    • What questions are you wanting to answer?
    • What’s collected and how? 
    • What has been added and what has been removed?
    • Are you combining what goes on in the gym with what goes on on the field?
  • Coaches
    • What questions do they want answering?
    • What input do they have?
    • How is information visualised for coaches
  • Managjng players in season
    • Readiness/wellness?
    • What data is being collected?
    • At what point does a reduction in load occur?

Tom Batchelor can be found on Twitter @BatchelorTom

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the worlds only wireless force plate system. Hawkin Dynamics can be found at hawkindynamics.com and you can follow them on Twitter @hawkindynamics

This episode is also sponsored by Fatigue Science. Fatigue Science combine wearable technology with biomathematical science developed by the US Army to offer fantastic insights into sleep and cognitive fatigue. Fatigue Science can be found at fatiguescience.com.

This episode is also sponsored by IMeasureU. IMeasureU are a world leading inertial platform to precisely quantify body movement and workload metrics in the field. IMeasureU can be found at imeasureu.com and you can follow them on Twitter @imeasureu.

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is also sponsored by St Mary's University. St Mary's is widely recognised as an international leader in strength and conditioning education. St Mary's University can be found on Twitter @yourstmarys.

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Enjoy

PP