Jean-Benoit Morin

  • Full Professor
  • University of Saint-Etienne (France)

Jean-Benoit (JB) Morin is Full Professor at the University of Saint-Etienne (France), and a member of the Interuniversity Laboratory of Human Movement Biology (LIBM). He is also an associate researcher with the Sports Research Institute New-Zealand (SPRINZ) at Auckland University of Technology. He obtained a Track & Field Coach National Diploma in 1998 and a Ph.D. in Human Locomotion and Performance in 2004.

JB’s field of research is mainly human locomotion and performance, with specific interest in running biomechanics and maximal power movements (sprint, jumps). He is a research director and has edited a textbook (Biomechanics of Training and Testing, 2018) and published over 140 peer-reviewed scientific papers.

He is also a consultant for professional sports groups in soccer, rugby, sprint, and other power-speed sports.

He practiced soccer for 10 years, practiced and coached track and field (middle distance and 400m hurdles) for eight years, and he now enjoys trail running and triathlon.

Session

  • Individual acceleration-speed profile in-situ: new testing approach for football players

    Sprint performance and mechanics (force-velocity-power output) are key physical feature in football
    They are usually tested through maximal acceleration and speed tests, which might be challenging to schedule in real-life scenarios
    A novel approach, the « in-situ individual acceleration-speed profile » will remove this limitation by « testing the players without testing them