(WOLFVILLE, N.S.) - Looking for new ways to manage student-athlete training, performance and injury rehabilitation, Acadia University has partnered with Halifax-based Kinduct Technologies to implement Kinduct’s athlete management system in its varsity athletics program.
Acadia is the first Canadian Interuniversity Sport program to partner with Kinduct, a software firm with a growing list of high-performance clients including several professional sports teams and amateur athletic organizations.
"This is an exciting and tremendous opportunity for Acadia Athletics to partner with Kinduct Technologies," said Kevin Dickie, Acadia’s director of athletics. "To be the first CIS program to join professional teams working with Kinduct is obviously significant. It moves Acadia Athletics further along its pathway of better managing high performance and being a highly respected national program. I want to thank Travis McDonough, Kevin Rimmer and everyone at Kinduct for their confidence in Acadia being a school that they believe can elevate their tremendous brand across the country."
Kinduct’s athlete management system software will enable Acadia’s coaches, including its strength and conditioning coaches, physiotherapists and trainers, to develop, implement and monitor interactive video-based training programs that are fully customizable for each individual athlete and specific sport.
The interactive and user-friendly technology will enable athletes to more effectively guide, manage and track their prescribed training and exercise routines in and out of season, their nutritional habits, rehabilitation and injury prevention protocols, as well as their overall health and wellness goals. This will lead athletes to excel in their lives inside the classroom and in their chosen sport.
"Our dealings with Acadia University have been extremely positive," said Kevin Rimmer, co-founder and chief product officer of Kinduct. "Acadia’s athletic separtment is a very progressive and motivated group of professionals who are committed to improving the performance and rehabilitation of their athletes through innovation and data analysis. For a small Canadian university, their staff’s knowledge and implementation of performance-based testing, program design, monitoring and measurement is comparable with that of the major NCAA schools we are dealing with in the United States."
"Kinduct’s anatomy and injury animation library enhances the learning experience of the kinesiology students I teach at Acadia," said Dr. Scott Landry, associate professor of kinesiology at Acadia. "This newly announced partnership between Kinduct and Acadia’s varsity athletic department will significantly enrich the overall experience of our varsity athletes and entire athletics department. Kinduct’s athlete management system has a proven track record and this is clearly evident by the number of organizations and professional sports teams currently using their software platform on a daily basis."
Kinduct’s SaaS based enterprise software helps transform how professional and elite sport organizations communicate, coordinate, and manage health, wellness and high performance initiatives. The Kinduct athlete management system aggregates data from multiple sources to facilitate seamless visualization and reporting on any device.
Kinduct’s fully-customizable user-centered solution leverages interactive technology and dynamic content to provide organizations with a clear understanding of the health and wellness needs of each athlete under management. It improves the communication channels and overall efficiency of the entire athletics department and will give Acadia’s varsity athletes the ultimate student-athlete experience.
"From a strength and conditioning perspective, this tool will allow us to be able to better monitor our athletes’ performances in order to continually improve the service we provide," said Elliott Richardson of Acadia performance training and Acadia’s varsity strength and conditioning coach. "It will allow us to give the athletes another tool to help get the most out of them each and every day and provide support for them when they’re away from campus. From a day-to-day perspective, it will allow the programs we design to be more dynamic and specific to the athlete as well as be able to take into account their individual athlete profile."
Source: Acadia Sports Information