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26 May 2021

Introducing Kairos messenger – A part of our biggest update ever

We’ve been working with elite teams around the world, in many sports, to better understand the needs of those working in elite sports performance. As a result of that, we’re now really excited to announce the addition of Kairos Messenger to our platform, as part of our biggest update yet. MESSENGER One thing that we […]

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25 May 2021

Kairos and Mayo Ladies GAA

Kairos are delighted to announce a partnership with the Mayo Ladies senior football team. The team will be the first Senior Ladies team in the GAA to use the platform, and we are excited to help them maximise their performance through excellent scheduling and communications. What is Kairos? Kairos is an online platform that provides […]

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12 May 2021

Podcast Episode 4 | Grant Downie OBE

Grant Downie OBE is currently a consultant in medical & performance solutions in elite sport. Grant’s been working in the industry since 1984, and has been at the heart of professional football & elite sport ever since; including key roles at the FA, Rangers, Middlesbrough, and the Manchester City academy. He’s also held advisory roles […]

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6 May 2021

Kairos and the IFA partnership

Kairos are delighted to announce a partnership with the IFA Women’s youth teams. This partnership means that the entire women’s pathway from junior age teams right up to the elite senior team will benefit from using the Kairos platform. What is Kairos? Kairos is an online platform that provides the tools to ensure all matches, […]

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29 April 2021

Kairos and Cambridge United Academy partnership

Kairos have an existing partnership with Cambridge United, helping their first team staff and players manage their scheduling and communications. We are now delighted to announce that that partnership has been extended to include the youth academy as well. Every staff member that is involved with on-field performance and players at every level at the […]

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12 April 2021

Planning Excellence – Online Conference

Effective planning is more important now than ever. With busier fixture lists, ever-increasing pressure to maximise every minute of staff/player available time, and most testing and protocols than ever – now is the time to consider best practice in whole team planning. From organising first-team training sessions that include a few promising youth players, to […]

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9 April 2021

Podcast Episode 3 | Erin Nayler

Erin currently plays for Reading in the WSL, but she has had a truly international journey to get there. Starting her career back in her native New Zealand, she has since played in the NWSL in the USA and spent four years in France playing for clubs like Bordeaux and Grenoble before making the move […]

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1 April 2021

Safeguarding best practice in elite sports

Safeguarding in football has recently been thrust back into the spotlight following the findings of the Sheldon report, published on 17th March 2021. Although the report suggested “mistakes were still made”, football as a sport has come a fair way since the launch of the FA’s child protection policy in May 2000. Safeguarding frameworks are now […]

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22 March 2021

The Importance of Streamlined Communication in Elite Sport

Elite sports teams are complex. The success of a team will often depend on how well a collection of unique individuals with specific individual goals and targets, can form successful relationships, on and off the field. To achieve peak performance, teams must act cohesively and they must be adaptable to a constantly changing environment. To […]

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19 March 2021

Kairos and Upton Park Ladies community partnership

Kairos are proud to announce our first Community Partnership with Greater London Women’s Football League Division 2 North team – Upton Park Ladies. While Upton Park Ladies only came into existence in 2020, the original Upton Park FC was founded in 1866 and participated in the first ever FA cup. It was the fantastic history […]

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2 March 2021

Podcast Episode 2 | Ben Gollings

Ben’s best known as a Rugby 7s legend for England. He’s been capped 70 times, and scored an incredible, world record, 2,652 points along the way. Ben has also played 15s, playing in the English Premiership as well as Australia, New Zealand and Japan.   Since retiring he’s moved across the globe to take on various […]

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3 February 2021

Kairos and York United FC partnership

Toronto, ON and Belfast, Northern Ireland (February 3, 2021)  Kairos are proud to announce a new multi-year partnership with renowned Canadian Premier League team York United FC.  With an impressive roster of clients that includes Premier League teams, the Scottish FA and a litany of club and international rugby sides, the Belfast-based organization specialize in […]

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3 February 2021

Podcast Episode 1 | Shayne Murphy

We were delighted to have Shayne Murphy join us for episode 1 of our new podcast. Shayne is a busy man with a really broad breadth of knowledge and experience across elite football. He’s been working for over 11 years across first team and academy squads in the Premier League, including Manchester City, Liverpool, Blackburn […]

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19 January 2021

Kairos and Northampton Saints partnership

Kairos are delighted to announce we are now working with the Northampton Saints squad and backroom staff to provide an intuitive, robust, and secure way to manage the schedule of their internal scheduling and communications. Saints compete in England’s Premiership Rugby competition – possibly the most competitive top tier rugby competition in the world. They […]

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3 December 2020

Paul O’Connell on effective coaching and his time in France

Kairos co-founder and CEO Andrew Trimble recently caught up with former Irish International rugby player and current coach, Paul O’Connell. They talked about getting coaching balance between the ‘magical’ and the scientific, the styles of some of the greats, and the lessons learned when Paul left Ireland to coach in Paris. Paul is well known […]

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MK Dons, Milton Keynes Dons planning, scheduling, communications
17 November 2020

Kairos and MK Dons partnership

Kairos is now working with Milton Keynes Dons Football Club first-team squad and backroom staff to provide an intuitive, robust, and secure way to manage the schedule of their internal scheduling and communications. The MK Dons compete in EFL League One and are based in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England. After gaining promotion from the EFL […]

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Boston Bolts Partner
28 October 2020

Kairos and Boston Bolts partnership

Boston Bolts are a key partner for Kairos in the US. The club operates in the greater Boston MA area, and 14 of the club’s teams currently benefit from the Kairos platform. These teams participate in a number of leagues, including the MLS NEXT academy, the ECNL League, and the New England Premiership.  The staff, […]

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15 October 2020

Kairos and the Scottish men’s international football team announce partnership

Kairos, the experts in planning excellence for elite sports teams, are proud to announce a new partnership with the Scottish men’s international football team.  Kairos is now working with the Scottish senior men’s squad and backroom staff to provide an intuitive, robust, and secure way to manage all of their internal scheduling and communications. The […]

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30 September 2020

Kairos and Forest Green Rovers announce partnership

Kairos, the experts in planning excellence for elite sports teams, are proud to announce a new partnership with EFL League Two side Forest Green Rovers.Kairos is now working with the Forest Green squad and backroom staff to provide an intuitive, robust and secure way to manage their intense schedule of matches, training sessions, meetings, etc […]

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Super Shot Zone netball
29 July 2020

Keeping ahead of unexpected rule changes

While everyone is trying to adapt to these new and challenging times, for some sports it is not just the pandemic posing challenges for them but also new rule variations. For a variety of reasons, sporting rules are in a constant state of flux and evolution at present. With recent examples such as VAR in […]

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Bundesliga Yellow Seats
4 June 2020

Learnings from the Bundesliga’s return

Elite level sport is slowly returning after the COVID-19 crisis, but in a very different form with games behind closed doors and truncated fixture schedules to get the current 2019-20 season finished. A few weeks ago, we looked at how the world of Elite Sport would look in this new landscape. Germany’s Bundesliga has led […]

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14 May 2020

The world of elite sport post Covid-19

It goes without saying that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a lot of uncertainty in the elite sports world. Major international sports events like the Olympics, The Euros and Copa America were all moved to 2021 and almost all major national sports leagues have been postponed, or, in the case of top level sport in […]

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6 February 2020

The role of diet & nutrition in sports performance

It is no secret that in the modern world of elite sports, nutrition has become a vital variable that can influence the performance of an athlete. It is not by chance that we often read about athletes’ strict eating regimen. Whether it is the intensive keto diet LeBron James used to lose weight, or Michael […]

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12 December 2019

Periodisation: a systematic planning of athletic training

Periodisation is the long-term systematic planning and division to maximise performance to coincide with important competitions of the season and involves structuring the annual training plan into phases. Utilising a periodised training approach for sports also enables better management of performance variables such as load, intensity, fatigue and recovery. A well-structured periodisation program can enable […]

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7 November 2019

The 4 benefits of strength training for sports performance

Strength training has increasingly become more popular as an additional method for athletes to improve performance in their sport. Whether it is golfers, triathletes or basketball players, the modern sports science community almost unanimously agrees that all athletes can benefit from some degree of strength training. Not so long ago, the common wisdom was that athletes just […]

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25 September 2019

Tackling the stigma of mental health in athletes

AN INCREASINGLY NEEDED CONVERSATION An important, yet often neglected topic of discussion in the world of elite sports, is the mental health of athletes. It is often easy to forget that despite all the accolades, prestige and fame, professional athletes are nonetheless human beings, and like everyone else, can experience a variety of events that can […]

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4 September 2019

Kairos and Northern Ireland announce partnership

The Northern Ireland men’s football team aim to maximise preparation and boost performance of players for upcoming international fixtures, by utilising Kairos’ revolutionary Scheduling solution. Click image to start video Belfast, 04 September 2019 – Kairos, the world’s most effective platform for optimizing the performance of elite athletes, is providing the Northern Ireland men’s football team […]

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27 August 2019

The sportsman flow: a psychological approach to the zone

“ Man, I don’t know, I was just in the zone…” Every athlete has said these words at least once after a particularly successful event. For basketball players, there are “nothing-but-net” games, for tennis champions some tournaments just become streaks of “down-the-line” winners. As a golfer, I’ve had days where my ball and the green […]

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8 August 2019

Henderson’s road to the 2019 Rugby World Cup

The 2019 Rugby World Cup will be held in Asia, outside the traditional heartland of rugby union. This September, the world’s best 21 teams will fly to Japan to defend their colors and become the trophy-winning nation. Amongst this year’s teams is Ireland, and amongst its delegation, Ulster Rugby captain Iain Henderson. The rugby star […]

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16 July 2019

One golfer’s quest for the Claret Jug

Can an outsider, coming into form at the right time upset all the odds?  On Thursday, 156 players will tee off to compete in the oldest tournament in golf history, the legendary Open Championship. Historically held in England or Scotland, the Northern Irish town of Portrush will be hosting the major tournament this year, for […]

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2 July 2019

Wimbledon: how do the world’s greatest tennis players prepare to excel on grass court?

11:30am, July 15th 2018- watched by several million people, Serb tennis legend Novak Djokovic has just defeated 6-foot-8 Kevin Anderson on the most renowned grass court in the world. Novak is no stranger to victory, especially in slam tournaments, but there is something special about this win… This is not only the culmination of a phenomenal […]

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21 June 2019

Managing school and the pool: meet Elena Wassen

Today, hundreds of thousands of young elite athletes throughout the world strive to be successful both in their sport and in the classroom. It can be quite challenging for teenagers and young adults to find the right balance between education, personal life and sports. Even the most dedicated young person will eventually have to make […]

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14 June 2019

The new era of elite sports performance

Sports legends: that’s what we call sports professionals like Michael Phelps, Serena Williams, Tiger Woods, Mia Hamm, Tom Brady, Usain Bolt, and Michael Jordan. These athletes do not just play a sport; they are the face of their respective sports, a source of inspiration for present and future generations, the reason why many kids spend […]

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7 June 2019

From boots to suits

70 caps for Ireland, 229 for Ulster (still the most capped Ulster player ever) and more tries than one could count in a Rugby career: Andrew Trimble’s record speaks for itself. The Coleraine born rugby child prodigy has animated crowds from Ravenhill stadium in Belfast, to Soldier Field in Chicago to the Stade de France, […]

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