Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Translating Sports Science at The Huffines Institute

A word of thanks to the Huffines Institute for Sports Medicine and Human Performance at Texas A&M University for featuring the Science of Soccer Online during their weekly podcast. The Director of the Institute, Dr. Tim Lightfoot and I discussed the use of the internet and social media as a way to communicate with coaches and athletes. We also talked about some of the stumbling blocks that lead to the “information gap” between researchers and coaches.

The Huffines Institute is part of the Health and Kinesiology Department at Texas A&M. Its mission is “Facilitating research, application and communication between sports scientists, practitioners and the world”. On their website, you will find a wealth of information about sports science and human performance, presented in a variety of practical formats. What is unique about their site is that it is not just scientists discussing the latest findings. The site also contains pieces written by or featuring coaches, trainers and students. Through the use of short articles, video and audio interviews, blogs, Twitter and Facebook, the Huffines Institute is making headway in moving science out of the lab and onto the field.

The links to the Huffines Institute and our podcast are below. Visit their site often. Read and listen to the latest in sport science research.
Huffines Institute Website

Weekly Podcast with The SSO