Investigating the effectiveness of digital technology for elite athlete development and support from athlete, coach and support team perspectives / Aimée C. Mears

Mears, Aimée C.

Edité par Loughborough University. Loughborough - 2019

Digital technologies have enabled vast and varied amounts of data to be captured on elite athletes. The data is intended for use by athletes, coaches and practitioners e.g. physiotherapists, sports scientists for a plethora of purposes including performance development or injury prevention. The purpose of this project was to investigate the effectiveness of digital technology for elite athletes’ development and support from athlete, coach and support team perspective. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with athletes, coaches and support team for two sports: trampoline gymnastics and golf, where digital technologies were used to facilitate elite athlete training. The results of the study provided insight into the long-term effectiveness and best practices for digital technology for elite athlete support and ultimately could help shape future developments for digital technologies.

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