VALD Performance Online Series

The VALD Performance online workshop series is a growing virtual resource that boasts 50+ presentations, delivered by 60+ performance practitioners from some of the world’s most elite sporting organisations and teams.

As world leaders in human measurement, we are dedicated to delivering a world leading online resource that will facilitate creative discussions and help performance practitioners share best practices, ideas and experiences around high performance.

Just Released

The Scientist and The Coach: Dispelling myths and improving processes for experienced Force Plate users

Alex Natera

Manager of Performance Support at NSWIS

DR Phil Graham-Smith

Head of Biomechanics & Innovation at Aspire Academy

Part one | Data science for high performance teams: Trends and leading practices

VALD Data Scientists, Josh Ruddy and Nick Murray, share their insights on workflows, daily decision processes, understanding the end user’s needs and the human side to data.

What are Key Strength, Power and Speed Characteristics in Elite Football Academies?

Strength & Conditioning Coach Charlie Norton Sherwood shares his research paper ‘Strength, Power and Speed Characteristics in Elite Academy Soccer’.

Squat analysis for advanced force plate users

Co-Founder of ForceDecks and Head of Biomechanics & Innovation at Aspire Academy Dr Phil Graham-Smith talks squat analysis for advanced force plate users.

Increasing Operational Efficiency in Professional Football

In this webinar, San Jose Earthquakes’ Head of Athletic Performance, Maximilian Lankheit shares his experience on how to increase operational efficiency in team environments, to achieve maximal output within the time available.

An Introduction to Analysing Countermovement Jump Data using R

VALD Performance Data Scientists Nick Murray and Joshua Ruddy introduce using R as a tool to analyse and visualise data from VALD systems. The example used in this webinar is analysing countermovement jump (CMJ) data collected using VALD’s ForceDecks.

Movement is a Skill

This presentation with Nicole Rodriguez will focus on the process of developing efficient movers in the team (large group) settings. We will highlight the process of athletic development across 3 stages, starting from the foundational stage and progressing to the performance stage. This presentation will focus on methodology for U8-U18.  

How to use VALD’s Excel monitoring dashboard template

In this video, VALD Data Scientist Nick Murray explores different examples of ways to analyse monitoring data collected using multiple VALD technologies.

An integrated approach to performance processes

Featuring presentations from some of the foremost thought leaders in performance sport, including Clive Brewer, Nick Winkelman, Matthew Delancy, Bob Alejo, Patrick Ward, Peter Catteeu, Anita Sirotic, Nicol Van Dyk and more..

UFC Performance Special

Join the multidisciplinary performance team from the UFC Performance Institute at Shang hai. Lead by Joseph Coyne, these presentations provide a comprehensive overview of the UFC’s performance processes.

College Athlete Series

Three best practice discussions on how to manage college athletes during a shortened pre-season. Key takeaways from these series to help your athletes safely return to sport.

Female Athlete Series

Five webinar videos exploring the latest research, trends and training methodologies for female athletes. This includes brand new research conducted out of Griffith University in Australia.

Leadership Special

What is the difference between a professional team and a high performance team? In this series we ask various thought leaders on how they create successful, high performance cultures.

Blood Flow Restriction in Sport

Leading researchers are interviewed to understand the impact of Blood Flow Restriction on the elite athlete population.

Shoulder Monitoring Journey

Special presentation from Ben Ashworth, Director of Performance at Sparta Prague and creator of the ASH Test.

Accelerating Performance Game Demands

Join Blake Mclean, Billy Hulin and David Howarth as they debate the most effective strategies to not only safely return your athlete to game demands, but to do it effectively.

Rehabilitation Philosophies

Reflections from Tim Parham, the Rehabilitation Coordinator for Arsenal F.C.

Preparing for the 2021 Olympics

We interview various sports coaches and practitioners who were in the midst of preparing athletes for the 2020 Olympics. See what strategies they’ve taken to maintain athlete performance.

Accelerated Hamstring Reconditioning Strategies

Special Presentations from Jack Hickey, Selwyn Griffith, Steve Barret and Alex Calder on managing hamstring injuries in elite athletes.

Force Plates Integration into Sport

Listen to practitioners such as Simon Thomas, David Watts, Selwyn Griffith, Alex Natera, Lachlan Wilmot and more as they share innovative strategies to engage athletes in training during lock down periods.

Training Strategies for Lockdown

We’ve collated some of the best presentations from leading practitioners such as Phil Graham Smith, Dan Cohen, David Howarth, John Wagle and more to explore the application of Force Plates into elite sport.

Just Released

The Scientist and The Coach: Dispelling myths and improving processes for experienced Force Plate users

Alex Natera

Manager of Performance Support at NSWIS

DR Phil Graham-Smith

Head of Biomechanics & Innovation at Aspire Academy