If you monitor training load in multi-directional athletes (like those in team sports), you need to watch this video! We know acceleration, deceleration, and change of direction are all critical movement demands for sports performance and injury risk. But we are missing a critical piece...
In this video, Andrew Gray, Founder of Athletic Data Innovations (ADI), talks us through 'direction change acceleration'. We are currently missing this calculation from traditional tracking analysis. The ADI Acceleration Methodology measures and tracks 'Complete Acceleration', enabling the quantification of mechanical cost of all multidirectional movement.
0:00 Introductions & Background
02:40 Multi-directional movement analysis
07:45 Speed vs velocity
09:45 Direction change acceleration
18:49 Different tracking technologies