The Sports Scientist
As a sports research scientist, I conduct research among three important disciplines that I have specialized in: Sports medicine, sports psychology, and sports nutrition. These three areas are the cornerstone of sports and indicate how well athletes perform, both mentally and physically. While conducting research among these three disciplines, it is my desire to promote educational content that delivers up-to-date information that guides sport professionals with the most recent skills, training methodologies, and techniques to assist teams and individual athletes in sport performance. Therefore, throughout my several years in education, I have developed the C.McCormick Method #1, which provides individuals with insight to the areas that I specialize in, and find the most important in sports science. Please view the model below.
-Cheryl McCormick, M.S.S.
Sports science is a multidisciplinary field of study that provides sports organizations, teams, coaches, colleges, and more with enhanced knowledge on methods and applications that can provide athletes with the best methods of performance, while reducing injury from occurring in sports. As an expert in sports science, Cheryl McCormick (Coach McCormick) assists sport professionals with sports science research that practices sports evaluation, assesses and advices coaches and sport trainers, mental training, injury prevention and recovery practices in sport and promotes the latest nutrition for athletes to perform at best. Coach McCormick works with teams, sport organizations, sport training facilities, and universities to provide scientific support to prepare for competition and training days. This involves everything listed above, including assistance with psychological concerns like motivation, burnout, performance anxiety, coping strategies and more.
Involved in sports science is the knowledge and understanding of psychology, physiology, biometrics, motor control and learning.
Psychology: We identify the demands of physical activity from sport that regulate individual athletes ability to achieve maximal success in performance. If athletes have mental stressors affecting sport performance, we work with sports psychologist to correct problematic areas.
Physiology: This area helps us identify how the athlete's body moves through various functions in sports performance. This process can be collected from data while training through exercises.
Biometrics: This area allows us to monitor athletes internal health such as HR, O2 stats, Blood pressure, and stress levels to identify signs and symptoms that can reduce performance or cause injury. As technology enhances, this process will become more accessible for sport professionals and athletes to have access to while training.
Motor Control & Learning: This process allows us to identify athletes range of motion (ROM or PROM), flexibility, consistency, and efficiency, explicit and implicit learning process, and constant practice like cognitive rehearsal. By identifying this area among athletes, the ability for athletes to gain control without injury enhances one performance in sports.
C.McCormick Method #1
As a sports scientist, this method highlights the three major areas of focus today among athletes and fitness goers to obtain optimal physical and mental performance.