Author: Simon Nainby
Simon Nainby is an Accredited Strength & Conditioning Coach and Tutor, Sports Massage Therapist, RFU Level II coach and an Assistant Athletics Coach. He has worked for a number of professional and semi-professional teams and he currently acts as a coaching consultant through Underground Athletics to a wide range of athletes from rugby players to Olympic Lifters. He provides physical preparation training and support in order to maximise sports performance. This consists of strength, speed and power training combined with recovery support to create a periodised programme which is essential for athletes to perform to their potential.

Coaching Matters: Around the web March 2016

Welcome to the March 2016 edition of Coaching Matters, a round up of the articles I have found interesting in the month relating to coaching, sport science, physical preparation and skill acquisition.  This edition marks 3 years of Coaching Matters. The

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Coaching Matters: Around the web February 2016

Welcome to the February 2016 edition of Coaching Matters, a round up of the articles I have found interesting in the month relating to coaching, sport science, physical preparation and skill acquisition.  The recurring theme I have been considering this month is

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Coaching Matters: Around the web January 2016

Welcome to the January 2016 edition of Coaching Matters, a round up of the articles I have found interesting in the 2 months relating to coaching, sport science, physical preparation and skill acquisition.  My thoughts this month have been centred

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Notes from Andy Hudson: A new method of evaluating acceleration demands in Olympic level Hockey

Andy Hudson GB Hockey

Andy Hudson is a Senior Strength & Conditioning Coach at the English Institute of Sport for the Great Britain Men’s Hockey team which competed at the Olympics in London. Andy has provided S&C support for athletes competing at the last

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Feedback

Feedback is an extremely important tool used by coaches on a daily basis especially when it comes to skill acquisition but what do we really know about it and how should it be used for best results? As I stated

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Holistic Coaching

Is your defensive practice lacking intensity because your players are lazy or is it actually because they are fatigued? Will punishment runs boost their performance or drive them further in to fatigue? What would you do to restore their energy

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Learning Styles: The Explicit Truth

Learning styles have become a buzz phrase in coaching recently with many National Governing Bodies adding content to their coaching courses which suggests a need to section athletes according to whether they learn best by Visual, Auditory or Kinaesthetic methods.

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Notes from Fergus Connolly: Performance Optimisation in Elite Team Sport – The Art of Science

Fergus Connolly

Dr Fergus Connolly is a Sports Performance Consultant who has worked in elite team sports from Premiership football and International Rugby, to the NFL and NBA. He has a PhD in Computer Optimisation and specialises in the development of unique

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Coaching Matters: Around the Web March 2013

My good friend and mentor, Ged White (give him a follow on Twitter @gedirugby), writes a monthly newsletter for the coaches in his network called Coaching Matters which I find extremely beneficial. It covers many aspects of the coaching process

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Understanding Skills

There are many facets to the coaching process but one of the main concerns for any coach is improving the sporting skills of the athletes they work with. In order to optimally achieve this it is necessary to have solid

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