Sport Science, Simplified.
The latest industry research critiqued, summarised, and delivered to your inbox monthly.
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"The Performance Digest allows me to apply new research more quickly and effectively.”

Brett Bartholomew
S&C Coach, Author, Consultant - Bartholomew Strength
  •  Key findings summarised into an easily digestible one-page format (so you can spend more time maximising athlete results and propelling your career).
  •  Stay on top of the latest science and industry findings (so you can truly separate yourself from the competition).
  •  The one-stop shop for everything S&C, nutrition, technology and monitoring, fatigue and recovery, youth development, and coaching science (so you can make fully educated decisions on training interventions).
More than 1,000 new and relevant industry studies are published every month.
Everybody knows that knowledge is power. 

Whether you’re at the top of your field or an aspiring exercise science student, keeping on top of the latest research findings and applications is crucial to accelerating your career and personal branding.

All too often we see the general public, media, and even ATHLETES mix the role of a basic Personal Trainer (PT) with a strength and conditioning coach or a high-performance manager (eugh). How many athletes have you seen promoting "altitude" masks?

What sets us apart is that we devote our lives to developing an athlete’s potential. We TRAIN athletes for performance, rather than EXERCISE them for energy consumption.

We stimulate athletes with minimum-effective dose. We recover athletes. We motivate them. We prepare them for success.

But there’s a problem…

Everybody seems to have an exercise science degree nowadays. There are a lot more qualified professionals than there are jobs in the industry.

So, what happens?

The best professionals enter into their dream jobs: elite sport, exercise physiologist, private practice. They live the dream of training athletes for excellence.

Where does the overflow of exercise scientists go? Where do the “Ps get degrees” people go?

To the gym; to personal training; to exercising.

A simple university degree does not give us the right to call ourselves performance coaches. Only through continued learning, including a mix of constant personal and professional development allows us to achieve such a feat.  

The only thing which separates elite sport and personal training is your drive, your passion, and your commitment to being the best you can be.

You are in full control of your career. Your mind is your greatest asset. Your personality is your greatest skill. Combining theoretical knowledge with practical application is the only way to separate yourself from the rest. It is the only way to get to the top.

So, what are my options?
One of three things will happen:

1. You rely on misleading headlines, arm chair experts, and old school professionals with their outdated techniques. You’ll get started in the industry and figure you can “fake it ‘til you make it”. You’ll make the odd buck here and there, living pay check to pay check, but never build financial security or a legacy to be proud of.

2. You spend hours upon hours searching the internet, PubMed, EBSCO Host, and Google Scholar attempting to keep up-to-date with the latest research. You’ll become a fantastic academic, but a lousy coach. Knowledge isn’t the key to coaching, application is. Knowledge is the vehicle to allow you to reach coaching status.

3. You invest in yourself by investing in us and save yourself the time, inconvenience, and cost of keeping updated.

"I am a big fan of the Performance Digest. I cannot think of a more beneficial way to spend $17/month.”

Ryan Cotter
S&C Coach – Real Salt Lake

Invest in myself?
Yep, yourself (with a little help from us). We’re Science for Sport, and we produce the Performance Digest.

The Performance Digest is the one-stop shop for critically analysed sport science research. 

Every month, our industry professionals scour hundred of journals and thousands of articles for new and relevant research. We read, critique, and summarise each paper to save you time and effort.

We cover the latest in the science of coaching, technology and monitoring, strength and conditioning, fatigue and monitoring, youth development, and nutrition.

We break each article into a one-page summary outlining the study’s objectives, methods, findings, and practical applications. We do the hours of grunt work so you can cut straight to the chase. We provide reliable knowledge on a silver platter so you can get back to what matters most: getting athlete results!

We devote our lives to lifting industry standards. We believe in quality expertise; in earning your status. If you’ve just finished your 12 week online PT course and have stumbled across this page, ask yourself this: Did your course really provide you with the knowledge and application required to train anyone to achieve their fitness goals? If you said 'yes', this isn’t for you. Don't degrade our profession by thinking a basic online course gives you the right to train athletes. If you legitimately want to help people, you will recognise the need for further education and importance of developing your skill set beyond the 'basic'. The Performance Digest is the answer.

Who’s the Performance Digest for?
This is for experts. This is for strength and conditioning coaches. This is for exercise and sport scientists. This is for High Performance Managers. This is for students aspiring for excellence. This is for the keen enthusiast who wants to use proven methods to reach success. This is for current and aspiring INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS who recognise that knowledge is power, and are looking to get ahead of the competition.

There are two types of people reading this…

Those who scroll through, half contemplate the idea, don’t take continued learning seriously, think that they’re “at the top” because they work full-time at the local health club, and are set in the traditional training modalities; still prescribing fancy one-legged bosu ball lunges over core squats and deadlifts. We won’t waste our breath trying to convert you.

And then there are the action-takers. The aspiring professionals who genuinely want to train athletes for excellence (and get paid well for their skills). Those who recognise the pathetic standard of the industry and want to fight back and rise above. Those who understand the phenomenal gap between a PT and a university degree. Those who want to hit the ground running, earn the right to call themselves an elite professional, and recognise that continued learning is the vehicle to separate themselves from the herd.

If you’re in the latter, we want you to join our community; the elite 1% of professionals destined to succeed.

If you want (need) to learn and keep updated with the latest cutting-edge sport science research, but don’t have thousands of hours, energy (and dollars!) to sift through academic journals, critically analyse, summarise findings, and recognise the practical implications relevant to you and your athletes, then the Performance Digest is for you. If you want to learn from and network with experts from all over the world, our online community is right for you.

“Clearly a useful resource for all those working to enhance their own knowledge and advance practices within science in sport.”
Dr. Damian Harper 
York St John University.
"The Performance Digest helps me to dissect more information quicker and ensure my practice is up to date.”

Samuel Bowhay
Fitness Coach – Chelsea F.C.
"The Performance Digest is a fantastic addition to my studies and keeps me a step ahead of my peers.”
Stephen McKnight 
 Sports Science Student at St Mary’s University.
The Performance Digest helps Industry Professionals reach and maintain the top of their field.
  •  Relevant and focused: Ever heard of the 80/20 rules? 20% of effort elicits 80% of the result. Only the best, most applicable research papers are analysed and reported on.
  •  Practical implications basically slap you in the face: Figuratively, of course. But it’s true, the practical take-aways are clear and easy to implement so you can get started RIGHT NOW!
  •  Jargon-free: Seriously, do researchers purposely fill papers with unnecessary jargon? We absorb the jargon, and re-word the findings into normal person language for easy understanding and immediate implementation.
We Use High-Quality Reviewers
Science for Sport hand picks the best reviewers who have proven that they are independent, unbiased, and truly the most knowledgeable and most successful professionals in their field.
Owen Walker
MSc*D CSCS
Chief Editor
Owen is the founder and director of Science for
Sport. He 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.
Dr. Will Vickery
PhD
The Science of Coaching
Francisco Tavares
PhD Candidate CSCS ASCA L2
The Science of Coaching
Will is a Lecturer of Sport Coaching at the University of Northumbria:
Newcastle Upon Tyne. Prior to this he has worked with Cricket NSW
and Cricket Australia in an array of roles ranging from a sport scientist,
development coach and a strength and conditioning coach.
Fran is a strength and conditioning coach at the Glasgow Warriors,
Scotland. He is also a PhD candidate at Waikato University, New
Zealand, a performance consultant to the Portuguese Rugby Union,
and a published author. 
Tim Rowland
MSc ASCA L2
Strength & Conditioning
Tom Green 
MSc UKAD Advisor
Youth Development
Tim is the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at the Sydney Rays
Women’s Rugby Sevens Team, and has assisted previously at the
Australian Rugby Sevens. He has a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (1st
Class Honours), Master of High Performance Sport and ASCA Level 2. 
Tom has an MSc in Applied Strength and Conditioning from Hartpury
College, Gloucestershire. He previously ran the Hartpury Women’s FC
S&C programme for college and university athletes and supported the
Great Britain Equine team.
James de Lacey
MSc
Technology and Monitoring
James Morehen 
PhD Candidate
Nutrition
James is currently the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach with Austin Huns  Rugby. He has previously worked in professional rugby in Romania, and with the NZ Women’s National Rugby League Team. He is a published author and has completed a MSc in Sport & Exercise Science from AUT, Auckland, NZ.  
James is a SENr registered performance nutritionist, currently
completing his PhD at Liverpool John Moores University. He is also a
Performance Nutritionist for the Football Association alongside the
England national squads (men's and women's)
We Use High-Quality Reviewers
Science for Sport hand picks the best reviewers who have proven that they are independent, unbiased, and truly the most knowledgeable and most successful professionals in their field.
Owen Walker
MSc*D CSCS
Chief Editor
Owen is the founder and director of Science for
Sport. He 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.
Dr. Will Vickery
PhD
The Science of Coaching
Will is a Lecturer of Sport Coaching at the University of Northumbria:
Newcastle Upon Tyne. Prior to this he has worked with Cricket NSW
and Cricket Australia in an array of roles ranging from a sport scientist,
development coach and a strength and conditioning coach.
Francisco Tavares
PhD Candidate CSCS ASCA L2
The Science of Coaching
Fran is a strength and conditioning coach at the Glasgow Warriors,
Scotland. He is also a PhD candidate at Waikato University, New
Zealand, a performance consultant to the Portuguese Rugby Union,
and a published author. 
Tim Rowland
MSc ASCA L2
Strength & Conditioning
Tim is the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at the Sydney Rays
Women’s Rugby Sevens Team, and has assisted previously at the
Australian Rugby Sevens. He has a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (1st
Class Honours), Master of High Performance Sport and ASCA Level 2. 
James de Lacey
MSc
Technology and Monitoring
James is currently the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach with Austin Huns  Rugby. He has previously worked in professional rugby in Romania, and with the NZ Women’s National Rugby League Team. He is a published author and has completed a MSc in Sport & Exercise Science from AUT, Auckland, NZ.  
James Morehen 
PhD Candidate
Nutrition
James is a SENr registered performance nutritionist, currently
completing his PhD at Liverpool John Moores University. He is also a
Performance Nutritionist for the Football Association alongside the
England national squads (men's and women's)
What do you get when you subscribe to the Performance Digest?
• A monthly PDF summarising at least 16 research articles covering the science of coaching, strength and conditioning, fatigue and recovery, technology and monitoring, nutrition, and youth development.

• Mobile-friendly versions of each article so you can learn on the go.

Monthly roundup of our latest infographics for all you visual learners.

• Included access into the member’s only Facebook community. Introduce yourself, learn from, and network with industry professionals from all over the globe.

• Exclusive ‘member-only’ discounts from quality brands. Industry-specific brands often advertise significant discounts in our Digest (one guy even joined up, secured his product discount, and then cancelled his subscription!).

• Customer support from real people. Yep, we’re industry professionals just like you. Simply ask us if you have a question.

• Get it now at our lowest price. Between you and us, we’re actually seriously under-priced, and we will never reduce our subscription cost (wait until we implement our plans for mid-2018! Hint: how boring are professional development days?). 

• Cancel anytime. We know you’ll love being a part of the community, but it’s important to know you’re free to leave at any time (there’s plenty of PT positions around 😉).

How is the Performance Digest set out?
Each Digests consists of:
  •  1 article on the science of coaching.
  •  3 articles on strength and conditioning.
  •  3 articles on technology and monitoring.
  •  3 articles on fatigue and recovery.
  •  3 articles on nutrition.
  •  3 articles on youth development.
  •  Round-up of monthly infographics.
  •  Exclusive member-only discounts.
  •  A link to our members-only Facebook community.
We know how valuable your time is. This is why we keep everything super condensed and hyper-focused (1 page per article). With this said, every article has the full text URL attached and other related content (e.g. videos, articles, infographics, podcasts). Our unbiased reviewers will give you the most applicable and reliable information first, and then lead you in the right direction if you wish to learn more. 

You might be asking...
Can I unsubscribe at any time?
Absolutely. We're confident you won't want to, but you are free to leave at any time. Simply email contact@scienceforsport.com and request to have your subscription cancelled.

Will the price ever rise?
As we continue to develop and improve on the Digest, it is likely the price will increase. However, once subscribed, you will be locked into your current subscription and avoid any future price rises for the Performance Digest.

When will I be billed?
You will be billed at the time of subscribing, and every month thereafter unless cancelled (e.g. if you subscribe on January 5th, you will be billed next on February 5th.

When will I receive the newest Performance Digest?
On the 1st of every month.

Who is this for?
• Passionate industry professionals.
• Sport Science students.
• Performance coaches.
• S&C coaches.
• Any person interested in developing their knowledge in Sport Science.

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