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Experts in Sport: The Loughborough University Sportcast, a podcast which brings together sporting excellence and academic knowledge. Hosted by the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough University.

Experts in Sport Loughborough University

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Experts in Sport: The Loughborough University Sportcast, a podcast which brings together sporting excellence and academic knowledge. Hosted by the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough University.

    E69 - Instrumented mouth-guards and concussion in Rugby Union

    E69 - Instrumented mouth-guards and concussion in Rugby Union

    Dr Enora Le Flao (Postdoctoral Scholar, The Ohio State University) ,Dr Lizzy Williams (Senior Lecturer, Sport and Exercise Sciences, Swansea University) and David Powell (PhD student, Swansea University) discuss concussions in Rugby Union and instrumented mouth-guards, which have embedded sensors to measure linear and angular kinematics of the head.

    Time Stamps:
    0:00-4:20 Intros
    4:20-5:09 What is the rationale behind all this?
    5:09-11:23 How has this been previously done and where are we now?
    11:23-12:59 Is the mouthguard a replacement for visual monitoring – medical threshold?
    12:59-14:44 False positives and negatives
    14:44-17:59 What causes concussion?
    17:59-22:58 How do the mouth guards work? What are they monitoring?
    22:58-26:17 Training and workload
    26:17-30:25 Sex differences
    30:25-32:03 Misconceptions and eventual aims
    32:03-40:00 Further research
    40:00-42:52 Other sports
    42:53-46:20 Further information
    46:20-47:28 Outro and goodbyes

    • 47 min
    E68 - The sports apparel waste problem

    E68 - The sports apparel waste problem

    Joanna Czutkowna, Doctoral Researcher at Loughborough University, joins Experts in Sport host Martin Foster to discuss sustainability of the fashion and sport industries and the big problems that future generations will potentially face as a result of waste.

    Time Stamps:
    0.00-2.30 – Introduction to guest & work
    2.31-5.32 – Overview of sustainability
    5.33-6.54 – Issues within the fashion industry
    6.55-8.54 – Charity shops, markets and clothing waste
    8.55-13.20 – Sports industry’s contribution
    13.21-16.51 – UEFA leading the way
    16.52-21.45 – Scope 3 emissions
    21.46-24.09 – What are the most sustainable materials?
    24.10-26.15 – Circular business models
    26.16-28.28 – Grassroots sport
    28.29-33.50 – Culture of repair & the modern education system
    33.51-37.00 – Neurodiversity’s part in sustainability
    37.01-39.26 – Cricket kitting out
    39.27-44.52 – Fans & participants facilitating change
    44.53-45.28 – Outro & goodbyes

    • 45 min
    E67 - Coaching, skill acquisition and virtual reality in sport

    E67 - Coaching, skill acquisition and virtual reality in sport

    Dr Rob Gray (Associate Professor in Human Systems Engineering at Arizona State University) talks about coaching in sport as well as skill acquisition in baseball and the future of virtual reality in sport

    Timestamps
    00:00 - 03:41 - Introduction to guest, background and topic
    03:42 - 09:49 - What is skill acquisition?
    09:50 - 14:08 - Consistency vs improvement
    14:09 - 20:39 - The role of the coach in skill acquisition
    20:40 - 24:19 - What would a typical study consist of?
    24:20 - 35:10 - Virtual reality in coaching and skill acquisition
    35:11 - 41:15 - The variability of the virtual world compared to the real world
    41:16 - 48:35 - Where is research and coaching going in the next few years
    48:36 - 51:42 - Where to find out more about the topic in the episode

    • 51 min
    E66 - NFL, the Super Bowl and the future of American football in the UK

    E66 - NFL, the Super Bowl and the future of American football in the UK

    Jo Maher (Pro Vice-chancellor for Sport), Lamonte Winston (Head of NFL Academy at Loughborough) and Steve Hagan (Head Coach at the NFL Academy at Loughborough) talk about the NFL Academy, Super Bowl and the future of American football in the UK.

    Timestamps

    00:00 - 02:24 - Introductions to guests, topic and backgrounds
    02:25 - 09:25 - How did the partnership between Loughborough and the NFL Academy start?
    09:26 - 12:21 - The transferable skills from other sports
    12:22 - 24:33 - Where are we today with the standard of the NFL Academy?
    24:34 - 28:59 - When will we see a Loughborough student at the Super Bowl?
    29:00 - 41:19 - How is the partnership going and what can be achieved in the future? 41:20 - 42:27 - Final thoughts, thank you and goodbyes.

    • 42 min
    E65 - Sport for climate action and nature

    E65 - Sport for climate action and nature

    Dr Mark Doidge (Reader in Sociology of Sport), Katie Cross (Founder of Pledgeball) and Jenny Amann (PhD student at Loughborough University talk about the impact of climate change on sport.

    Timestamps
    00:00 - 06:03 - Introduction to guests, background and topic of the episode
    06:04 - 09:02 - What is Pledgeball now and how do people get involved?
    09:03 - 15:06 - Loughborough University's involvement in this topic
    15:07 - 17:00 - Personal appreciation of the sport and reasons for involvement
    17:01 - 20:39 - How does Pledgeball attempt to mobilise fans into making climate-related changes?
    20:40 - 39:54 - What are common pledges and types of pledges
    39:55 - 51:47 - “I hadn’t realised change is NOT a difficult thing, mobilising football fans on climate change”
    51:48 - 54:32 - Cultural change in football
    54:33 - 58:28 - Where is research regarding climate action and nature?
    58:29 - 01:01:09 - The power of sport to be agents of change, Thank you to the guests and final thoughts

    • 1 hr 1 min
    E64 - AFCON and football development in Africa

    E64 - AFCON and football development in Africa

    Abdul Faisal Chibsah (FIFA High Performance Specialist) talks about the Africa Cup Of Nations (AFCON) and the importance of the development of football in Africa.

    Timestamps
    00:00 - 07:52 - Introduction to guest, background, and the topic of the episode
    07:53 - 16:46 - Africa Cup of Nations and issues of football in Africa
    16:47 - 22:34 - Talent development in Africa
    22:35 - 26:17 – Women’s game in Africa
    26:18 - 41:48 - What infrastructure is being put in place?
    41:48 - 48:36 - Player pathways
    48:37 - 52:50 - What does the future of football in Africa look like and which nations are the driving force behind this development?
    52:51 - 54:40 - Predictions for AFCON
    54:41 - 55:53 - First African nation to win the World Cup
    55:54 - 57:55 - Final comments, thank you and goodbyes

    • 57 min

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