The Data Journey: Collaborating, engaging and creating change with data

Blog Jun 2, 2021

Director of Performance Science Darcy Norman chats with University of Colorado’s Adam Ringler, who openly shares best practices and lessons learned from CU’s innovative journey to a University-wide implementation of their strategic vision – a data-driven approach to enhancing the WHOLE athlete and the athlete experience.  Key insights include:

  • Reflections: The 8 Steps to Colorado’s university-wide Program
  • The power of a shared vision and mission
  • Using data to understand and enhance the whole (360° view) athlete – where they are now, and where they want to be in the future
  • The Hierarchy of Learning, and how Colorado improved at every phase and brought the university together by sharing best practices
  • How data changes conversations with athletes, coaches, staff
  • The role of data in measuring the efficacy of practitioners as well as objectively assessing outcomes
  • Advice on choosing the right technology partner and what to look for


Adam Ringler

Adam Ringler, MS, SCCC, CSCS is a hard working, loyal, and competitive Strength & Conditioning Coach at the University of Colorado. Born on Television, Raised by wolves.