Entries by John van de Laar

MBA Sports Management Students enjoy Specialization Program

From July 8-22 our first cohort of MBA students enjoyed their Specialization Program. The program kicked off in Amsterdam during the 3×3 European Championship Basketball. The location was chosen with a reason. The Dutch Basketball Association (NBB), host of the European Championship 3×3, had invited our students to really live basketball for a weekend in […]

Project Biometric Sensor plus Data Platform for the Equestrian Industry

PALES aims to provide a comprehensive health-monitoring wearable device and insightful health analytics service for the equestrian market. PALES wearable devices for horses are non-intrusive and provides essential features such as: Adverse event monitoring Activity recognition and quantification Exercise logging Health parameter tracking The PALES wearable device is complemented by a smartphone app that provides […]

E-learning & Blended Learning in sports

Orange Sports Forum (OSF) conducted a market research in cooperation with Learning Solutions, on the role of e-learning and blended learning at Dutch sports federations. OSF and Learning Solutions concluded that there are numerous opportunities to implement e-learning and blended learning at sports federations. Therefore the involved companies decided to go on with the next […]

Cooperation Le Tremplin and SportBizz to create Dutch Sports Incubator

Picture left to right: John van de Laar (SportBizz / Orange Sports Forum), Ed Kronenburg (Ambassador of the Netherlands in France), Benjamin Carlier (Founder of Sports Incubator Le Tremplin), Hans Bluyssen (DSM) and Geert Ruigrok (Topsport Limburg). In the prelude of the Dutch Royal visit and Economic Mission to France starting tomorrow March 10, SportBizz had the pleasure to sign a cooperation agreement with Europe’s […]

European Championships Equestrian Aachen 2015: Veni vidi vici the Dutch way

The impressive achievements of the Dutch Equestrian team at the recent Equestrian European Championships in Aachen demonstrated the importance of education, innovation and cooperation to be successful in sports. Understanding the importance of these three elements in sports and the sports industry, MSM and Sportbizz developed the Executive MBA in Sports Management. The Orange squad scored […]

A personal dashboard for every judge

A sensational project to evaluate and train dressage judges will be presented at the 15th edition of the Global Dressage Forum 26-27 October. Maarten van der Heijden, Sports Director of the Dutch National Federation, and his colleagues will present a project, started in 2014 with scientist David Stickland to improve judging. Every point on a […]

WK Beachvolleybal 2015

Last Wednesday I had the pleasure to visit the World Championship Beach Volleyball in Amsterdam as guest of Topsport Amsterdam. I do compliment the organizer TIG and the Dutch Volleyball Federation NEVOBO. They established a great event. And the cities will recover their investments in a great manner. The chosen locations and the large number […]