Pacey Performance Podcast

Pacey Performance Podcast #308 - Kate Weiss (Major League Sports Science Coordinator at LA Dodgers)

September 3, 2020

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Major League Sports Science Coordinator at the LA Dodgers, Kate Weiss. When Patrick Ward at the Seattle Seahawks says that I should speak to someone, I listen. After every episode of the podcast I ask for recommendations for future guests and when I asked Patrick, Kate was the first name he mentioned. Kate works for one of the biggest franchises in US sport, the LA Dodgers and in this episode we focus on the condensed season which has been forced upon many in pro sport because of Covid-19. Baseball has a grueling schedule during a normal year but this situation has made it chaotic to say the least.

If you enjoyed this episode with Kate Weiss, you will enjoy these episodes with Sophia Nimphius, Lorena Torres and Brian Gearity, Patrick Ward and Xavi Schelling.

In this episode we discussed...

  • Who is Kate Weiss (background, education and current role)?

    • Being a female in sports science/S&C
    • Training load monitoring
      • Managing load to mitigate injury risk

        • Daily/weekly processes
      • How has your thinking developed in this area during and post PhD?
      • Global loading metrics > peripheral loading metrics (on the shoe for running, arm for throwing etc)
      • Communication of data
    • Recovery strategies
      • Objectively quantifying fatigue
      • Practices you use to ensure players are ready, day after day

Kate can be found on Twitter @kaitweissphd

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Output Sports – a Swiss Army Knife for optimising off field performance. Output Sports have developed a one-stop portable tool for comprehensive, valid and reliable athlete assessment. You can learn more about Output on outputsports.com or follow them on social media on @OutputSports where you can schedule a demo.

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the world's 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 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 is also sponsored by Omegawave, the only non-invasive readiness technology to assess both brain and heart. Omegawave can be found at omegawave.com and you can follow them on Twitter @omegawave.

This episode is also sponsored by Athlete Monitoring the world’s most comprehensive, versatile and cost-effective Athlete Health & Performance Management platform for elite sports. You can find their website at athletemonitoring.com or on Twitter @athletemonitor

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Enjoy

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