Sports Performance Vs Human Performance

Updated: Aug 23, 2021

As a professional in the sports industry for the best part of 20 years, I feel somewhat qualified to talk about performance. In a pure sporting contest, performance is quite easy to measure; we can keep stats, look at the score and consider all the inputs and outputs. Everything works within very clear parameters, rules and guidelines, so we understand and prepare to perform within a clear and very specific context.

The coaches and players more or less know what rules they are playing by, so they know what to expect going in and they prepare to perform in that environment, looking at making improvements to eventually achieve the results they set out to achieve. In essence, we are given all the rules and the boundaries and we accept them, or we don't play.