Sam Contorno - Associate Director of Applied Sports Science - Texas Longhorns Football - Part 1

The Moffitt Method Podcast

May 17 2023 • 1 hr 6 mins

Welcome to the podcast where we explore the fascinating world of sports science and its impact on college football. Our guest today is the Associate Director of Applied Sports Science for Texas Football, who has spent several seasons working as a sports performance coach and coordinator at Stanford and Maryland. In this episode, we'll discuss the crucial role that sports science plays in optimizing athletic performance and preventing injuries. Our guest will share insights from his experience working with top college football programs and how he leverages data and technology to help athletes perform at their best. We'll also delve into the importance of sports nutrition and how it affects an athlete's overall performance. Our guest holds a master's degree in nutrition from the University of Bridgeport and will share his expertise on how to properly fuel the body for optimal results. Listeners will gain a deeper understanding of the critical role that sports science plays in modern football and how it's helping to revolutionize the game. Join us for an engaging conversation with a leader in the field of applied sports science.

00:02:36 - How did you end up in sports science, strength & conditioning and working in college football?
00:11:46 - How did you make the switch to Sports Science?
00:18:02 - Does your sports science department only work with football or do y'all work with every department?
00:19:41 - Do you have interns or assistants?
00:20:44 - What trends/ sports science technologies do you see having an impact in the future?
00:25:19 - What pieces of technology are you using now with the Longhorns and how often do you use it?
00:27:54 - GPS tracking with Catapult - What do you look at on a daily basis?
00:33:05 - How have the players responded to using the technology?
00:43:54 - How do y'all work with the Director of Football Performance (Torre Becton) during the off season?
00:51:28 - What do y'all use when you're reporting to the coaches?
00:55:43 - How does the conversation differ when telling a coach a player needs either more or less work?
00:57:50 - Can you track data live during games?
00:59:38 - Preventing soft tissue injuries during Training Camp



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