Multisport, interdiciplinary research on a dozen topics shared with the goal of improving Canada’s medal performances
VICTORIA, BC – Many of the brightest minds in the world of sport science gathered together on February 26th for Canadian Sport Institute Pacific’s fifth annual research day.
With a central goal of collaboration between scientists, sports and institutes of higher learning, Canadian Sport Institute Pacific (CSI Pacific) created Research Day to help Canada’s elite Olympic and Paralympic athletes continue their strong performances on the world’s biggest stages.
“We had a great group of presentations from all of our sport science disciplines and industry partners. The research and innovation standard set by these projects demonstrates the tremendous collaboration between our sport science team and their sport partners” noted Marc Klimstra, CSI Pacific’s Lead, Innovation & Research, who spearheaded the event. “engaging in active research and innovation with our sport partners and industry collaborators make us better sport science practitioners and helps us to ensure we are doing our best to optimize our impact on athlete performance.”
Held in CSI Pacific’s Performance Lab at their Victoria campus, presentations at this year’s Research Day were made by CSI Pacific staff, as well as external partners including University of Victoria, University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University and Camosun College.
The multisport focus of the day included research focused on numerous National Sport Organization (NSO) partners, including Canada Snowboard, Freestyle Canada, Cycling Canada, Athletics Canada, Rugby Canada, Diving Canada and numerous others.
The interdisciplinary agenda included topics such as Performance Analysis, Biomechanics, Mental Performance, Strength & Conditioning Nutrition, and more.
Topics and presenters for Research Day 2020 were:
- “Asymmetries in bilateral force plate assessments”
– Mary-Claire Geneau (CSI Pacific Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach)
- “Tackling training loads: Initial quantification of physical contact in women’s sevens”
– Amarah Epp-Stobbe (CSI Pacific Performance Analyst)
- “Cycling Canada portable timing system innovation”
Matt Jensen (CSI Pacific Biomechanics & Performance Analyst)
- “Optimizing sport equipment for improved performance”
– Andrew Birch, Rich Burman
- “Snow sport technology innovation”
– Ming-Chang Tsai (CSI Pacific Lead, Biomechanics & Performance Analysis)
- “Athlete conversion: using athlete data to solve problems in the sport sector”
– Dave Hill (CSI Pacific Director, System Enhancement)
- “Functional Range Conditioning Intervention on Ankle Dorsiflexion Range of Motion and Landing Kinetics and Kinematics in Competitive and Recreational Surfers”
– Albie Sears (CSI Pacific Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach)
- “The effect of mindfulness training on decision making performance in athletes”
– Thomas Ferguson, Olav Krigolson, Mary-Claire Geneau (CSI Pacific Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach)
- “Key learnings from a biofeedback intervention with elite Women’s 7 Rugby players”
– Sharleen Hoar (CSI Pacific Lead, Mental Performance)
- “Performance modeling in athletics”
– Ryan Brodie (CSI Pacific Lead, Data Solutions)
- “Investigating muscle oxygenation dynamics using wearable near infrared spectroscopy in trained cyclists”
– Assaf Yogev
- “Supporting performance questions through interdisciplinary collaboration as an embedded sport practitioner/researcher.”
– Gareth Sandford (CSI Pacific Post-Doc Research Student)
The research from Research Day is shared among CSI Pacific’s more than 70 sport science and sport medicine experts who work with more than 20 national sport organizations and thousands of Canada’s elite athletes.
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