"Sport Science is needed to develop high-performance athletes, especially physical, technical, tactic and psychological. But unfortunately, there are still many trainers in our country who do not want to apply sport science because they consider that science and technology make their work harder, "said Prof. Dr. Hari Setijono M.Pd from UNESA gave his academics speech in Graduate School UNY.
Sport science is a discipline that studies the application of scientific principles and techniques aimed at improving sporting performance. Sport Science help us to predict and compare the results of tests that have been conducted and monitoring the results of training that has been done. Sport Science can also be used as a decision maker, set a goal, and if necessary to revise the program. It can be used to identify talent and goal setting, as material to provide motivation, and not all branches can be measured with the same tools, and each 2 has its own uniqueness
Some big countries like Germany, China, South Korea, and Australia are very intensive in implementing sophisticated sports science and technology. As a result, athlete performance were boosted in various sports.
"Without utilizing sport science, the achievements of Indonesian athletes will continue to lag behind other countries. Until now there are still trainers who consider science and technology only as a spice in sports. In fact, science and technology must be used as the basis for sporting performance, “he said. (ant; Tj.Lak)