The panel discussed the questions guests had submitted on such topics as the relationship between sport and academic performance, the sleep needs of young people, the challenges and opportunities for boys keen on pursuing a career in sport or sport-related industries (including the growth of ‘big data’ analysis in coaching), and the importance of ‘playing the long game’ in looking after your body and not over-training.
Guests at the evening also enjoyed the opportunity to see the College’s first-class sports science facilities and hear from researchers and students about the way research (often by Scots boys using their own maturation data) is shaping our approach to injury management, the relationship between body and brain, and the nature of adolescent development.
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For more information about research in sports science, please see here.
We look forward to our final ScotsIdeas event in Term 4, ‘Well May We Say…: An evening of great Australian speeches’. We also invite you to join us at the annual Clark Lectures in August, featuring distinguished historian Professor David Bebbington.