For S&C Coaches, Sports Scientists, Physiotherapists and Nutritionists
Turn The Latest & Most Important Sports Science Research Into Actionable Programs, Exercises and Drills
Stay up-to-date and save hours of time with the world’s most applied and hyper-focused sports science research review
The Performance Digest is a monthly review of the latest and best sports science across 7 different categories.
That's more than any other research review out there.
It breaks down this cutting-edge research into usable tactics and strategies, created by and for evidence-based coaches...
...But you can just call us the blinkest of sports science reviews
Every month, our team of expert (and active) coaches, doctors, trainers, and physios search through…
57 sports science journals…
...over 1,000 NEW studies…
And personally handpick the most relevant and powerful research for you based on their insider industry knowledge.
But that’s not all…
Each study published in the Performance Digest is reviewed by one of our “pracademics” - an academic who is also a practitioner in their field - to give you a quick (but detailed) summary of the sports science before you get to the most important part of the review:
The practical takeaways.
Here, you get highly-specific advice from one of our active coaches on exactly how to apply the research in your coaching practice.
And it doesn’t end here…
Each month, you'll get access to:
19 Sports Science studies reviewed in 7 unique categories
We present 19 different pieces of research in every issue of the Performance Digest - covering more sports science studies across more areas of coaching and athletic performance than anyone else.
The Performance Digest is a downloadable PDF “electronic magazine” that lets you read it and use it anytime, anywhere, on any device.
Every Performance Digest is automatically made available inside the members area (that you can access as a subscriber), and an email is automatically sent out alerting you to the new issue.
And it’s interactive - you can skip to any section from the table of contents with the tap of your finger or click of your mouse.
The studies are divided across 7 unique sections:
The Science Of Coaching
Actionable advice from expert coaches on how to motivate athletes, lead teams, and design performance-enhancing training programs from coaches who have been there and done it.
Strength & Conditioning
Create proven training plans to push your athletes past their limits to make them larger, quicker, and more powerful using modern methods based on evidence and proof - not "tradition."
Fatigue & Recovery
Keep your athletes from collapsing on the field using scientific approaches to maximizing rest, banishing exhaustion, and elevating energy levels for sustained performance.
Fuel, hydrate, and supplement your athletes for optimal recovery, brain and body functioning, and explosive performance. We truly leave no room for error with Nutrition.
Technology & Monitoring
Engineer your athletes for greater strength and speed using high-tech tools and new inventions that make other coaches look like they’re still training in the Dark Ages.
Injury Prevention & Rehab
Keep your athletes out of the hospital and away from the rehab clinic with evidence-based exercises and training methods proven to prevent injury (or heal injured players quickly).
Develop young athletes into all-star players using training strategies designed to maximize power (and minimize overtraining) in adolescents.
Here's What Our Coaches Have To Say...
"I used to use various methods of keeping up-to-date with studies, such as word of mouth and internet discussions. This became a hodgepodge of information for me...
John Cheetham, Endurance Coach, California
"Whenever I'd try and stay up-to-date with the latest sports science research, it turned into a stressful ordeal.
I longed for a quicker, more efficient way of staying up-to-date, that wouldn't break the bank.
When I found Science for Sport, I started to see results instantly.
Having access to research that's reviewed by a panel of industry experts means that I can quickly dissect what I need to know, and practically apply these findings straight away.
Relieved and filled with confidence, I now spend less time pouring through Google and more time on the things that matter, such as acquiring more clients and educating myself.
To be exact; I've freed up a total of 4hrs a week!"
Michael Richards, Performance Coach, Ohio
One-Page Summaries Of Our Cutting-Edge Research
Every review of every study in the Performance Digest takes up just one page in the interactive PDF, meaning you only need about 2 minutes…
1-minute to understand the study and another 1-minute to see exactly how to use the science in your training programs and regimens for peak athletic performance.
You’ll finish every research review in less time than it takes to read ONE article in other sports science reviews.
That doesn’t mean lower quality of research…
It means a higher priority on giving you only the knowledge you need - letting you use the other 23 hours of the day to train your athletes and expand your coaching career.Unlock 45+ Issues For Free
Coaches Commentary For Added Context
Every research summary includes commentary from one of our performance coaches, providing context for each study and insights into how it impacts your particular sport.
They reveal flaws, biases, and contradictions in studies (if there are any), including limitations of its application for you, your athletes, and your industry.Unlock 45+ Issues For Free
Practical, Actionable Takeaways for Every Review
Turn the results of our research into drills, exercises, and training programs using step-by-step examples and suggestions from our expert coaches.
Dive even deeper into the practical application of the sports science with the additional resources included on each page - making it impossible NOT to know how to apply the studies in real-life for peak performance.Unlock 45+ Issues For Free
Get to know the pracademics working behind the scenes for you:
Adam Kerr (MSc, ASCC)
Adam is the Head of Physical Performance for Scunthorpe United FC and has previously worked at Middlesbrough FC, Arsenal FC, and the Professional Golfers Association. He holds a Masters degree in Sport Science from Sheffield Hallam University and is an accredited strength and conditioning coach with the UKSCA.
James de Lacey (MSc)
James is currently the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Romanian Rugby Union. He has previously worked in America’s professional rugby competition Major League Rugby with Austin Elite and the NZ Women’s National Rugby League Team. He is a published author and has completed an MSc in Sport & Exercise Science from AUT, Auckland, NZ.
Dr. Tom King (BSc)
Tom is a fitness coach currently working in Premier League football in England. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Sports Science from Liverpool John Moores University and is currently awaiting final confirmation for completion of his PhD titled “an exploration into the assessment of hip extension strength and its importance in professional football”.
Cody Roberts (Bsc)
Cody is a strength and conditioning coach and adjunct lecturer at the University of Iowa. He has an MSE in Exercise Science from the University of Kansas.
Dr. James Morehen (PhD, SENr)
James is a Performance Nutritionist for the English Football Association and works alongside the England national teams (men's and women's). He is also a SENr registered performance nutritionist and holds a PhD from Liverpool John Moores University.
Tom Green (MSc, UKAD Advisor)
Tom is the Head of Athletic Development at St. Peter’s R.C High School in Gloucester, England. He has an MSc in Applied Strength and Conditioning from Hartpury College. He has also worked with Gloucester Rugby Club as an Academy S&C Assistant and in professional boxing, semi-professional football, and GB Equine.
Dr. Jordan August (DPT, CSFC, SFMA, FMS)
Jordan is a Physical Therapist and Strength Coach who currently practices in a Sports & Orthopedic clinic in Bergen County, New Jersey. He is passionate about educating athletes on ways to optimize performance while decreasing the risk of injury.
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Plus, get these ready-to-use bonuses when you join The Performance Digest today:
Entry Into the Exclusive Coaches Club
The Coaches Club is a private mastermind group filled with 1,500+ elite coaches from around the world who are freely giving away their best advice for squeezing the maximum potential out of your athletes (and coaching career).
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The Buy-in Bible
9 Key Mistakes (And How to Stop Making Them) From Brett Bartholomew + the 5-Step Buy-In Cheatsheet
“Without buy-in, you’re not going to maximize the effort, engagement, or outcomes with your athletes.”
That’s the impact of not getting buy-in, says Brett Bartholomew, world-renowned performance coach, keynote speaker, and best-selling author.
He walks you through the 9 key mistakes coaches make when they don’t get buy-in inside this exclusive video shot ONLY for performance Digest members.
You’re also getting the 5-step buy-in cheat sheet.
It shows you 5 overlooked strategies you must use every time you’re standing in front of one athlete or an entire team and trying to build buy-in but don’t know how.
This cheat sheet helps you “hack” these tough conversations and carefully maneuver around arguments, build trust, and gain commitment from your clients when you thought you couldn’t.
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Every tool you need for a successful coaching career
We created the Career Bundle for coaches who need help with the nitty-gritty of running a coaching business, who want to grow their bank accounts, and who are sick of running in circles without clear direction.
Inside the Career Bundle you’ll receive:
- Time Management Mastery - a collection of 5 vital strategies for controlling (or reducing) your workload and enhancing your focus
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By signing up to a free trial of The Coach Academy, you'll receive instant access to a library of over 25+ audio reviews that you can listen to anytime, any place.
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An Expanding Library of Coaching Tools
We boast a growing library of coaching tools to help you and your athletes accelerate your performance and success, including:
- Spreadsheets for tracking athletes’ injury history, strength and speed progress, and interval training, such as our Acute:Chronic Workload Ratio spreadsheet.
- In-depth articles, research reviews, and studies you won’t find inside the Performance Digest.
- Deep insights and lessons learned from real coaches and their experiences in particular sports.
- Training guides from renowned institutions you would have to pay to see (but you get for free from our members).
Access to All Archived Issues
There are over 45 archived issues giving you the best of the latest sports science research from the past 3 years we’ve been operating.
That’s over 800 studies analyzed (and applied).
1,600+ Pages of content.
They’re all yours to use when you join today.
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Meet the Man Behind Science for Sport and The Performance Digest
My name is Owen and I’m the founder of Science for Sport and creator of the Performance Digest.
I was formerly the Head of Academy Sports Science and Strength & Conditioning at Cardiff City Football Club, and an interim Sports Scientist for the Welsh FA.
During my internship at Cardiff City FC with the U21s and 1st team, the position for “Head of Academy Sports Science” opened up and I knew this was the opportunity I had to seize.
After a grueling interview process…
I got the job.
But just one week in I was hit with a problem coaches and trainers have to deal with constantly:
Knowing the answer to a tough (and expensive) question.
My manager, the Head of Academy Sports Science and Medicine asked if we should spend $80k USD on GPS units for the academy. The pressure mounted when he told me he had to make a decision fast due to limited stock.
I didn’t know the answer.
Were they reliable? High-quality? Worth the cost?
I had used some versions of this GPS technology in the past, but my experiences with the technology certainly didn’t live up to the claims the manufacturer was making.
I was now in a position of authority (that I had wanted most of my life) and had to make a decision…
But I didn’t have the knowledge to make one that was informed and backed up by reliable data.
So, I did the only thing I could:
I promised I would do intense research and return with a fact-based answer the following morning.
That promise wasn’t easy to fulfill.
I searched everywhere I could to find a concise summary of GPS technology to make sense of it all - accelerometers, gyroscopes, magnetometers, GPS modules, algorithms, etc.
I found 5 individual studies.
But they each looked at different brands, models, and algorithms, and none of them even discussed gyroscopes or magnetometers.
My research only turned up contradictions between these 5 studies.
So, I went back to my manager and told him the truth:
“Very little information exists on this technology and my experience with them suggests they’re not worth the investment. I don’t think we should buy them.”
So we didn’t.
And this entire experience lead to an epiphany that eventually led to the creation of Science for Sport and the Performance Digest:
Coaches and trainers need a trustworthy and easy-to-understand resource that cuts through the jargon, bias, and contradictions in sports studies and only delivers the essential information you need to make smart decisions and implement the practical takeaways from these studies on day one.
A resource I wish I had when my manager first asked me that question about GPS units.
That’s when I decided to create this resource myself to avoid being an under-informed coach when I’m supposed to be the one with all the answers.
I began with building the Science for Sport website.
To make Science for Sport the definitive resource for evidence-based sports science.
But I ran into another problem…
Research is conducted at an unmanageable rate - over 1,000 new sports science studies are published every month!
If I couldn’t keep up with them, how would coaches and trainers - who are much busier than me - do it?
It was this question that led me to create the Performance Digest.
A monthly digital magazine carefully curated by professionally certified sports scientists and strength and conditioning coaches. Designed to be quickly consumed (without sacrificing any of the important information) and immediately actionable - so you can update, modify, and improve your current athlete training programs the minute you get your subscription.
45+ issues and almost 2,000 members later…
The Performance Digest community is bigger, stronger, and offers more value for evidence-based coaches than most other sports science reviews ever could.
Join us on our mission to apply the latest sports science to win more games, build better athletes, and grow a rewarding career.