Dr. Jason Vescovi
Dr. Jason Vescovi is an Exercise Physiologist/Applied Sport Scientist with expertise in physical performance assessments, ACL injury prevention, the Female Athlete Triad, and monitoringthe physical demands of games and training sessions. He has spent the past 5 years leading the single largest study in North America to determine the physical demands of field-based sports using GPS technology. The project now includes athletes across all standards (youth, NCAA, professional and elite international) from soccer, field hockey and rugby. For 15 years Dr. Vescovi has worked to develop physical performance standards in a variety of sports which extends to soccer, volleyball, figure skating, lacrosse, ice hockey, field hockey, rowing, swimming, and squash.
During the past 10 years Dr. Vescovi has consulted for organizations including Elite Clubs National League (ECNL), Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS), United Soccer League (USL) and Rugby Canada. He has presented on a range of topics about performance enhancement and injury prevention for the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), and the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa). He has published his research in peer-reviewed scientific journals such as Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, Physiology and Behavior, Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports and Sports Medicine.
Dr. Vescovi earned his doctorate from the Human Performance Laboratory at the University of Connecticut and received post-doctoral training at the University of Toronto (Women’s Exercise and Bone Health Laboratory) and York University (Exercise Physiology Research Laboratory). He is currently the Lead Physiologist for Skate Canada and Field Hockey Canada and holds adjunct Assistant Professor appointments in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education at the University of Toronto and the Faculty of Health at York University.