Athlete Intelligence | Chris Ledgerwood

Chris Ledgerwood is part of the Sales and Business Development team at Athlete Intelligence, a leading head-impact monitoring and performance-tracking solution with the goal of building better and safer athletes.

In this episode, we talk about the origin of Athlete Intelligence and how they have adapted to recent circumstances, as well as their goals and plans moving forward. Chris goes into detail about the study of concussions and the services that his organization provides - specifically, discussing how the mindset around head injuries and prevention methods in the sport world has changed over the years.

Find out more here: https://www.athleteintelligence.com/

As a former LAX player and current LAX coach, Chris is involved with a number of efforts to help kids stay healthy and safe while having fun in their sports. Currently living in Washington State, he is passionate about lacrosse, volunteering, and his work with young people.

Timestamps:

  • 0:00 Intro
  • 2:05 Growing up playing sports
  • 6:10 Benefits of multi-sport participation
  • 8:35 Concussion data
  • 14:40 Rowan's Law and safety products
  • 19:30 Priorities for Athlete Intelligence
  • 23:25 Research timeline and business model
  • 28:15 Ideal athletic techniques
  • 34:05 The future of the platform
  • 40:45 Head impacts and CTE
  • 45:20 Advice for coaches just starting out
  • 50:00 Where to find Chris
  • 52:10 Outro

The interview featured on this episode of the Love What You Play podcast originally aired live on For the Love of the Game's Facebook page. 

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