Force plate analysis & assessing fatigue in the NFL with Adam Lachance (Sports Science Coordinator at Miami Dolphins)
In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Sports Science Coordinator & Assistant Strength & Conditioning at Miami Dolphins, Adam Lachance. Adam has a fascinating story, coming from a military background and ending up at the Dolphins after studying at the University of Miami. For someone who by his own admission is more or an S&C coach than what we may class as a sports scientist, he is doing an incredible job. Bridging the gap between the two roles and the technical coaches is something we dive deep into during this episode as I feel that this is sometimes missed in conversations about sports technology.
In this episode, we discuss -
- Who is Adam Lachance (background, education and current role)
- How the military has influenced your career?
- What pro sport can learn from the military
- Force plate analysis
- Collecting trainable metrics
- Improving metrics through training
- Readiness & fatigue
- Metrics and analysis
- Reviewing technology
- Which metrics can we trust?
- Feedback of information
- The sports science position
- Understanding the constraints of the game, environment, competition
- Being athlete facing vs being behind a laptop
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