It is interesting that we are all about maximising performance – BUT what is performance? If we are focussed on this goal the first step must be to DEFINE what performance is and how are we going to measure it. In business situations the concept of Key Performance Indicators is well understood BUT in sport this is often NOT the case. Too often in the performance science field WE make up our own KPI but the facts are it is the COACHING staff that select teams and identify who is performing and who is not.
It is no good us talking about GPS stats if that has no relationship with what the coach is defining performance as. It is imperative that we work with coaching departments to define variables that are associated with performance. It is only than that we can investigate the relationship between training and performance.