About

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Patrick Ward’s current work centers on research and development in professional sport with an emphasis on data analysis in American football.

Previously, Patrick was a sport scientist within the Nike Sports Research Lab. He also founded Optimum Sports Performance in Tempe, Arizona, a strength and conditioning facility where he trained high school, collegiate, and professional athletes.

Patrick has been invited to present research and speak at conferences including MIT Sloan Analytics Conference, Casacadia Symposium of Statistics in Sport, World Congress of Science in Football, and NSCA National Conference. Research interests include training and competition analysis as they apply to athlete health, injury, and performance across a variety of sports.

Patrick has a Ph.D. in Sports Science from Liverpool John Moores University and is a National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA-CSCS).

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