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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.

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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.

    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 Aman (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
    E63 - Deception in Rugby: The psychology and biomechanics

    E63 - Deception in Rugby: The psychology and biomechanics

    Dr Laurence Warren-Westgate (Assistant Professor in Sport, Exercise and Health Psychology at the University of Nottingham talks about deception, anticipation, psychology and biomechanics in rugby with host Stuart McErlain-Naylor. 

    Timestamps
    00:00 - 04:23 - Introduction to guest, background and the topic of the episode
    04:24 - 08:33 - Anticipation in sport: Why is it important?
    08:33 - 13:59 - How have anticipation and deception been studied before?
    14:00 - 19:40 - How do we recreate this in realistic scenarios?
    19:41 - 28:58 - Why are the successful players looking at certain areas?
    28:59 - 35:11 - Can you create context-specific actions to lure opponents into traps?
    35:12 - 41:36 - Are professionals actually better at deception than amateurs?
    41:36 - 43:06 - Are visual elements the same in both phases of play?
    43:07- 45:26 - How does bias come into play with deception and interception?
    45:27 - 47:47 - What is next?
    47:48 - 49:48 - Links, thank yous and goodbyes from the guest.

    • 50 min
    E62 - Climate change and sport: The situation and changes needed for the future.

    E62 - Climate change and sport: The situation and changes needed for the future.

    Dr Russell Seymour (Senior Enterprise Fellow for the Institute for Sports Business) and Elliott Brown (Sustainability Project Manager at Loughborough University) talk with host Martin Foster about Climate change and its impact on sport and what Loughborough University is doing to help. 

    Timestamps 


    00:00 - 03:14 - Introductions, Background and context of the episode
    03:15 - 16:49 - Climate change and its impact of sport
    16:50 - 30:16 - What strategies are in place and how can sports fans help?
    30:17 - 40:05 - What has Loughborough done to help this?
    40:06 - 49:52 - Changing kits every season, Car sharing and how you can help 
    49:53 - 51:49 - experience of sustainability in sport 
    51:50 - 55:17 - Thank you, links, final comments and goodbyes 

    • 55 min

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