Fatigue in Elite Sports: Data Wrangling and Statistical Modelling of Availability to Train

Recent technological advances have allowed the frequent and simultaneous measurement of multiple physiological and psychological aspects of athletes and of their training at small cost. The resulting data are increasingly being used by elite sport teams to quantify and monitor athlete fatigue and identify the variables that are important for explaining it, with the aim of preventing non-functional overreaching of the athletes.
This talk will discuss the challenges involved in recording and preparing fatigue-related data for statistical analysis, and presents results from ongoing research on modelling availability to train in terms of other fatigue-related variables. Special care is taken to use models that are able to account for both the heterogeneity between athletes and the natural time dependence between measurements.
A goal of the talk is to promote modes of data management and statistical analyses, that can potentially be beneficial for a range of data-rich elite team sports.
This joint meeting will feature talks from two excellent speakers, covering the crossover between statistics and computing involved in their work developing statistical applications in sport.
Wednesday 11th November, 2015. 16:00 – 18:00.
Tea and Coffee from 15:30.
Royal Statistical Society, 12 Errol Street, London, EC1Y 8LX
This joint meeting will feature talks from two excellent speakers, covering the crossover between statistics and computing involved in their work developing statistical applications in sport.
15:30 – 16:00 Tea and Coffee
16:00 – 17:00 Talk 1
17:00 – 18:00 Talk 2

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