What does “reverse-engineering sport” mean? The term seems to have infiltrated the world of sport performance, but how do we come to a consensus on what it means to truly prepare athletes for sport? In this episode, UMass Assistant Director of Sport Performance, Joel Reinhardt walks us through a variety of topics consisting of his definitions of reverse-engineering sport, areas where we fall short in our pursuit, time distributed to specific motor-skills for certain sports, how their performance staff manipulates stress using Fergus Connolly’s Four Co-Actives (Physical, Psychological, Technical, Tactical), and most importantly using quantitative and qualitative means to transition athletes through return-to-play scenarios. This one is packed with information for anyone who is looking to gain a better understanding of what a holistic approach to sport performance looks and feels like.