Los Angeles Dodgers

CASE STUDY

Brandon McDaniel is the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach (RSCC) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Kinduct took part in the Dodgers Accelerator with RG/A at Dodger Stadium where they were successful in joining forces with the professional baseball club. After officially signing with Kinduct, the Los Angeles Dodgers went 91–71 (.562) and became National League West Champions for the 15th time in the 2016 season. In the 2017 they followed up with another National League West Division title and the best record in the MLB at 104-58 (.642).

 

Client Requirements: The LA Dodgers were looking for a system to integrate all the teams within their organization together onto one organized platform. The implementation goal was to have 8 teams from the MLB down to the Dominican League using the system. Allowing the sharing of information and enhancement of communication within each team from the medical staff, athletic therapists and the strength and conditioning staff was another use case requirement. With many players being moved within the minor league teams the system was quickly able to bring the strength coaches up to speed on the current training status of the player.

Solution and Benefits: Kinduct’s system gives the Dodgers ability to provide and share information throughout the entire organization from top management, down to current roster players. Brandon McDaniel was able to sit down with one of Kinduct’s Client Success Managers, to figure out a solution as to how the AMS platform was going to work the most efficient for the baseball club. With the Dodgers swinging at full force, here were some benefits they gained from Kinduct:

  • Collecting subjective player information from daily wellness questionnaires delivered to the athletes phones via text message.
  • Creating workout and exercise programs allowing the coaches to have a record of what the athletes are doing while allowing access to track training load and volume.
  • Communication with the Dodgers internal database to create reports linking performance baseball data from the games to workload metrics from practice and the weight room.
  • Integration of MLBAM Statcast information to look at pitching, hitting and fielding values.
  • Tracking muscle soreness from the players to identify potential scenarios of excess volume or maladaptation to training stimulus.
  • Establishing a consistent medical screening/performance testing database to evaluate year to year performance of player while allowing the comparison of players to track the development of upcoming prospects.
  • Providing recommended meal plans and nutritional menus for players in the offseason.
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