Sport Technology & Data Analytics: Successful Integration into a High Performance Program


Day Two: June 12, 2018

10:00 – 11:00 am


Speaker: Mike Bahn, CSCS, RSCC

Session Description:

Sport Technology & Data Analytics are popular tools being used extensively in the world of High Performance. Despite their usefulness, organizations investing heavily in this tidal wave of new technology are experiencing as many failures as successes with their implementation. This presentation will discuss experiences and observations across a broad spectrum of elite sport organizations on how to address successful integration of technology and data into a High Performance program.


By the end of the presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • Define “High Performance” and summarize steps in identifying problems that limit performance.
  • Describe how different members of the “team behind the team” can apply technology and data analytics to impact performance and health outcomes.
  • Contrast program options to appropriately choose the right technology to analyze the right data for a specific performance objective.


Speaker Bio:

Mike Bahn recently served as the Strength & Conditioning Coordinator of the United States Ski & Snowboard Team for the past 5 years, servicing nearly 200 athletes across 13 disciplines that make up the National & Olympic Teams. US Ski & Snowboard is considered a leader in the field of High Performance, successfully integrating sports medicine, sports performance, sport technology and analytics.

From 2005-2012, he was the Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for the Phoenix Coyotes of the National Hockey League, serving under head coach Wayne Gretzky and culminating with the most successful three years in organization history, including a playoff run to the Western Conference Finals in 2012.

From 2002-2005, Mike was the Minor League Strength & Conditioning Coordinator of the Arizona Diamondbacks of Major League Baseball, coordinating performance services to 200 athletes across 6 minor league teams.

Mike earned his undergraduate degree in Exercise Science from the University of Puget Sound and his graduate degree in Human Movement and Performance from Western Washington University.

His experiences across a broad spectrum of elite sport gives him a unique perspective for the successful integration of sport technology and data into a program.