Trend: Fueling The Athlete
Athletes put as much thought into what goes in their bodies as their gear. Nutrition is a key building block of performance, and Twin Cities businesses and researchers are identifying how to fuel athletes even better, while taking advantage of the region’s assets as a national leader in the food manufacturing and agriculture industries to help them innovate and bring new ideas forward.
Trend: Big Data in Sports
The playing of sports generates tremendous amounts of data -and that data has great value for those who can capture and deliver it in useful ways. Find out how media, social media sites, fantasy sports and medicine are using big data in unique ways.
Amateur/Youth Sports, Entrepreneurship, Sports Tech, Trends
Trend: Concussion Research
Concussions are a major topic in contact sports, especially football, from youth leagues all the way up to the pros. Several leaders in the field have established themselves in Minnesota, and are working together to have a positive impact on players, kids and society.
Amateur/Youth Sports, Sports Tech, Trends
Trend: New Approaches in Youth Sports
Youth sports are at a crossroads. While popular in the U.S. there are concerning trends that show an overall trend towards less participation, fewer kids continuing with sports, and a corresponding increase in sedentary children.