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JOHAN keeps you up-to-date with all the latest developments in the field of sports science! On this page you find an overview of engaging blog articles about relevant topics written by our own sports scientists. Also read interesting news and scientific analyses about the biggest events in field sports.

Which players in your youth academy are ready for the next step? Deciding which players remain in the academy next season and which teams they will play in, is a tough decision. Several aspects need to be taken into account (tactical skills, motivation, anthropometrics, physical fitness etc.), before a final decision can be made. An excellent score on one of these aspects, does not automatically mean that the player is ready for the next step. Rather, all aspects should be of sufficient level. To make things even more complicated, the ability to excel on these aspects now, does not tell anything about the performance in 5 years. Are the best players now, also the best players in 5 years? To put the physical performance of players into context, we will provide benchmarks for youth teams in today’s blog....

Have you ever wondered whether your players perceive the intensity of your training as intended? And did you know that you can win games, prevent injuries and optimize the training loads of your players with only their answers on 5 easy questions? Getting information from exertion and recovery forms is already accepted within football and field hockey practice. Subjective data is often gathered through pen & paper, but analysis afterwards is a time-consuming process. ...

In the last blog we have discussed how benchmarks can help you plan your training program ahead. Furthermore, in previous blogs we have also discussed the added value of using both GPS-data and subjective data to monitor your team. However, we have not discussed how......

In the past few weeks, different concepts of periodization have been discussed and it is explained how you can check whether you have reached the demands. However, this was all based on checking after the training whether you have reached your goals. In today’s blog,......

Have you ever wondered whether your players perceive the intensity of your training as intended? And did you know that you can win games, prevent injuries and optimize the training loads of your players with only their answers on 5 easy questions? Getting information from exertion and recovery forms is already accepted within football and field hockey practice. Subjective data is often gathered through pen & paper, but analysis afterwards is a time-consuming process. ...

In Dutch sports media, there has been a discussion for over a week about how Ajax – but especially Tottenham – will play in the match of tonight. Will Tottenham go for the tactics of Real Madrid and Juventus, and thus give Ajax space to......

In the last two blogs we have discussed two periodization models: the block periodization of Verheijen and the acute:chronic ratio of Gabbett. The two models shouldn’t be viewed as opposing theories, rather they are complementary to each other. In today’s blog we will therefore discuss......

Trainers and coaches are balancing training load on a daily basis. High training loads improve the physical fitness, and decrease the risk of injury. On the other hand, when training load is too high this increases the risk of injury. Having to deal with these......

High performance in team sports requires different physical capacities: endurance, explosive accelerations, sprinting, and the ability to quickly change direction. As trainer/coach, it is your task to train these factors. There are multiple periodization models that can help you to get your players fit. In......

We are almost at the end of the football and field hockey season. As a trainer/coach you have likely noticed that fatigue is starting to build up in your players; they are not as fresh as at the beginning of the season. And to make......

Do you notice that your players can not perform the deciding actions at the end of the match anymore? Or do you have to many goals against in the last fifteen minutes of the match? In this blog we will discuss how you can improve......

Periodization is a commonly used term in sports. But what does periodization mean? And which principles can you, as a trainer or coach, integrate in your training schedule? In the coming weeks we will answer these questions and we will discuss the different principles of......

As a coach you want your team to get fully rested during the winterbreak without losing all fitness after the holidays, so your team doesn’t have to catch up lost fitness when recommencing competition. A winter break, generally lasting about 14 days, is the perfect......

As a coach, you want to train your team as hard as possible and minimize the injury risks. Balancing between those two extremes is a tough job. You don’t want to train too hard causing exertion, or worse: injured player(s). Training too soft with the......

Last week Keuken Kampioen Division club FC Den Bosch started with the JOHAN system. The football club from ’s Hertogenbosch is very ambitious and wants to set a high performance culture within the organization. JOHAN Sports will guide FC Den Bosch to become fit and......

Yesterday JOHAN Sports presented at the meetup about “Big data meets sports” in Den Bosch. Several interesting speakers were there to inform the audience about the latest developments within the sports & technology industry. SciSports (Giels Brouwer, CEO), Talpa Network (Hylke Sprangers, CTO) en BBO.life......

The new football season will be up an running within a couple of weeks. Most players barely had the chance to rest and enjoy their vacation, but the first match is already in sight. The Eredivisie starts upcoming Friday 10th of August between PEC Zwolle......

The United Premier Soccer League (UPSL) recently announced a partnership with JOHAN Sports. As part of the JOHAN Sports partnership, every UPSL team will have a special UPSL discount, to enable the team to grab the advantages of Performance Analytics and Motion Tracking (GPS). If......

Last Saturday NAC and PEC Zwolle competed against each other in the beautiful city of Breda. Fun fact: both teams were using JOHAN. Founder of JOHAN, Jelle Reichert, was at the game and tells us a bit more about JOHAN. “PEC has been one of......

We are very pleased to announce that Peter Barnhoon (via Simba b.v.) and our current shareholders have invested more than half a million euro in JOHAN to achieve international growth (press release). Peter Barnhoorn is a self-made entrepreneur and sports enthusiast. Peter is the founder and CEO......

JOHAN Sports have reached a partnership with the Champions Soccer League USA (CSLUSA). This deal with CSLUSA is a strategic partnership that features the league utilising the player performance equipment of JOHAN for 50+ teams. “We are very excited to help JOHAN enter the United......

Two times a year JOHAN Sports organises a JOHAN event for their users and network. The goal of this event is to update them over the latest developments in JOHAN and to inform them about the latest developments  related to tracking data in team sports.......

JOHAN’s CEO Jelle Reichert was present at the EU-Japan GNSS conference on Cooperation towards Tokyo 2020 (the Olympics). JOHAN was one of the few European companies who presented themselves....

The first official JOHAN, which took place in the Olympic Stadium, was a great succes! Therefore, we would like to thank all our clients for participating and the speakers for the inspiring presentations about their visions and training methods. With a special thanks to our speakers:......

JOHAN Sports started a collaboration with TU Delft Sports Engineering for the Minor Sports Innovation. The next six months five students will work on innovative solutions for future JOHAN....

It was a fun and inspiring week at the Escola Superior de Desporto e Lazer de Melgaço – IPVC. JOHAN gave a presentation about how JOHAN Sports combines measurements with sportscience and transforms data into information. The presentation was follow up with a workshop including......

We are proud to announce that PEC Zwolle (eredivisie football) will be a new client of JOHAN! We look forward to work together with Ron Jans and his team to give them valuable performance insights!...

After a perfect final (where they deserved to win!) the Dutch National Women’s field hockey team lost the Olympic final in shoot-outs. We are proud that they have used our system in preparation of these games and are looking forward to continue this collaboration for gold......

JOHAN is in Rio! Well, actually Robin (co-founder) is in Rio visiting the Olympic Games to support our national team women’s field hockey in their quest to win gold!...

Yes, finally a club from Rotterdam as a client for JOHAN! Excelsior Rotterdam (eredivisie football) is contracted for the coming two years, so we are proud to work together with Mitchell van der Gaag and his team!...

Woohoo, another client added to the JOHAN community! Cambuur Leeuwarden (eerstedivisie football) will use JOHAN for the coming two years to enhance their performance. We look forward to work together with Rob Maas and his staff and wish them all the best for coming season!...

Our new hardware has been delivered to our clients and is now in full operation! Jaimy Hulsker of NEC Nijmegen was even so happy with the hardware that we got an official match shirt with signatures for in our office, thanks! So, what are the updates......

All eyes on JOHAN! An interview with Jelle Reichert on RTLZ.nl Click on the link below: All eyes on Johan...

JOHAN will be present on Uprise’s third start-up festival returns in Amsterdam on the 20th of April! This event will gather European founders, entrepreneurs, academics, businesspeople and the general public for a two-day event. See link below: 20 exciting Uprise start-ups to watch out for  ...

FC Eindhoven wins the third period titel in the Jupiler League. FC Eindhoven got 17 points in the last 7 matches by winning their last match of the period last Monday with 4-0 against FC Oss. Hereby they qualified themselves for the Play-off at the end of the season!  ...

Since the winter break De Graafschap has already earned 8 points in the last six matches. De Graafschap passes SC Cambuur Leeuwarden in the Eredivisie league table and is now placed 17th! The 0-0 against Willem II was enough to lift De Graafschap out of the direct relegation......

SBIC Participations announced this morning that they invest in JOHAN Sports. Via this investment JOHAN Sports expects to accelerate its growth ambitions, to develop their tracking and analysis system further. The first investment from SBIC Participations was announced this morning at the Business Breakfast meeting......

De EY Ladies Sevens NL hebben zojuist de Elite Women’s Division gewonnen tijdens de USA Sevens in Las Vegas. In de finale stond het halverwege al 14-0 voor de Nederlandse dames en ging er vervolgens niets meer mis. De titel is binnen! WIN for the......

Next to the very exciting match Cambuur vs Graafschap (2-2), JOHAN also tracked the amateurs from RKSV Halsteren (1ste klasse) vs Heerjansdam. Well done Halsteren and De Graafschap!...

In collaboration with John van Echtelt (SVO Oudewater) we have measured and analysed several skeeler races during the regional championship. By working closely together with riders and coaches we have discovered several interesting facts from the data which can be used for training purposes. The......