BJSM Friday Podcast #430
Dr. Ben Sporer (T: @ben_sporer) is the current director of performance strategy, research and innovation at the Vancouver Whitecaps (MLS). He trained as an exercise physiologist and worked with the Canadian Sport Institute, supporting multisport, cycling and snowboarding athletes across three full Olympic cycles (summer and winter games).
He brings a wealth of knowledge about developing elite athlete performance and wellbeing, as well as what it takes to build a performance team.
Today in the discussion with associate editor Paul Blazey (T: @blazey85), we dive into:
what impact Ben’s exercise physiology background had on his management of the medical arm of his performance team
how the Whitecaps use data science to support medical and team decisions
what Ben looks for in developing a high performance medical and support team
how the team has managed the lockdown and the challenges of return to play in elite sport post covid-19
Catapult Sport Data Capture Systems – www.catapultsports.com/