Welcome to the August 2015 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.
A busy and controversial month in sport as Jose Mourinho demoted his team doctor, Seb Coe became IAAF President, athlete’s blood data was leaked to the press, the football season kicked off and the cream of the world’s athletes converged on Beijing for the World Championships.
Speaking of busy it seems that everyone I speak to these days is rushed off their feet. Work seems to be taking over the world thanks to constant availability on mobiles and email together with pressure from employers and managers to commit your all to your career. Its all well and good striving to achieve great things but not at the expense of experiencing life and I feel the pendulum is swinging too far towards the “grind” mindset. Work smarter not harder & take some time out once in a while.
Special mention this month for a great two part article called “Training Talk with John Kiely Part I & Part II“. As someone who is mainly self taught in sport science I found this an excellent read as it addressed many of the questions I had when studying yet was not confident enough to follow up on as they attacked some core concepts established by big names in the field.
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- Daniel Kahneman: ‘What would I eliminate if I had a magic wand? Overconfidence’
- Patrick Ward: Three things a high performance team can learn from The Profit
- fivethirtyeight: Science Isn’t Broken – It’s just a hell of a lot harder than we give it credit for
- How Diversity Makes Us Smarter
- Parents’ warning – Football Academies – A side of football no-one talks about
- Knowledge horizons
- Tom Farrow: Zen & the Art of Performance Coaching
- John Kiely: The Running Machine Myth – How the body adapts to create efficiency and injury resistance
- Pacey Performance Podcast: Alex Natera Part I & Part II
- Are Amazon’s feedback tactics unusual?
- Tour de France: Why are Team Sky attracting doubters?
- Leadership and “The Tour de France”
- Jamie George’s bedroom technique to hit the spot for England
- Rob Andrew: it was like the Wild West when rugby union went professional
- Rob Pacey: Building Successful Relationships…
- What will sports look like in the future? A discussion
- America’s foremost sports surgeon at odds with youth sports zealots
- Why it’s time to legalise doping in athletics
- How Wayne Bennett has turned the Brisbane Broncos around with tough love
- Hawthorn’s lesson for the competition
- ‘Some day I’d love to coach in Ireland’ – Jackman driving Grenoble forward
- A day in the life: Behind the scenes with Bernard Jackman’s Grenoble
- Leon Baptiste: Developing & working within a coaching team
- The forgotten story of … Steve Merrick, rugby union’s last amateur
- The Secret Physio: Jose Mourinho ‘out of order’ in medics bust-up
- Conte says coverup protected big stars at Seoul Games
- Why Every Coach (Yes You!) Should Write
- Vern Gambetta: Coach John Wooden – A Twitter Coach
- Stuart Armstrong: What if we are wrong about early specialisation?
- Future sporting stars disappear with backyards
- Seattle Seahawks Long Snapper Nate Boyer’s Incredible Path To The NFL
- Sources, topics and use of knowledge by coaches – John Stoszkowski & Dave Collins
- Clocks and Clouds
Skill Acquisition/Dynamic Systems
- Shane Pill: Simple, complicated and complex – considering teaching practice through the lens of systems theory and non-linear pedagogy
- SPS Performance Concepts Chat – Episode 001: Coaching and Speaking in Analogies
- False Fundamentals
- Guido Seerden: Designing your Coaching – Bridging the ‘research-practice’ gap in skill acquisition
- Rob Gray: Perception Action Podcast
- Shawn Myszka Youtube Channel
- Mark Upton: A Perspective on Decision Making During Interactive Behaviour in Sport
- Mark Upton: Developing World Class Potential
- Al Smith: This shit is bananas, B-A-N-A-N-A-S
- Dave Snowden: Change through small actions in the present
- Catching Balls: How to Get the Hand to the Right Place at the Right Time
- Struggle with chipping? Try this
- Is Movement Self-Organized?
- Renshaw, Headrick & Davids: Affective Learning Design: Building emotions into representative learning design
- Footblogball: Teaching Tactical Creativity- Dr. Daniel Memmert
- Constraints-led coaching – WHY?!
- Pattinson meets injury challenges side-on
- Why athletes like Olympian Holley Mangold are being coached by their phones
- Brian McCormick: Learning tricks or improving game performance
- Propel Perform: A New Facility
- Injuries and the NFL Pre-Season
- Movement Mastery: Lessons from Mr. Miyagi
- Carl Valle: 6 Reasons Why Athletes Need to Develop Maximal Speed
- Steroid Users On Soapboxes – False Hope For Sale
- Henk Kraaijenhof: Being an Athlete in 2015
- Effects of Sprint Training With or Without Ball Carry in Elite Rugby Players
- Kelvin Giles: Speed Development
- Run for your life! At a comfortable pace, and not too far: James O’Keefe at TEDxUMKC
- Ulster Rugby launches online resource for coaches, parents and players
- Jason Weber: Lower Body Strength Circus
- Rugby World Cup 2015: Altitude training in Switzerland and sweltering Qatar heat was torture – but worth it for Welsh
- Golf X-Factor Essentials: What It Is And How To Train It
- St Mary’s Uni: Top 5 Exercises for Rugby Players
- The Brain: Why Athletes Are Geniuses
- Alan (Zig) St Clair Gibson: Doping And Drugs In Sport – A Complex Causation Perhaps More Societal Rather Than Just Sport Based
- JB Morin: Acceleration capability in elite sprinters and ground impulse: Push more, brake less?
- How SAP plans to bring analytics to soccer
- Why Can’t We Fall Asleep?
- The work we do while we sleep
- The walking dead – wakefulness
- Pre-season at Premier League club Swansea: sprints, drones and Snoozeboxes
- Southampton hosts world’s first bio-banded tournament
- Footballers’ food: what do Premier League stars eat every day?
- Preseason ACL Injuries Can Be Drastically Reduced. Here’s How
- Why So Serious? Determining the Causes of the Catastrophic Injury Plague in the NFL
- AIS helping give Canberra javelin thrower Kelsey-Lee Roberts a secret weapon for Rio Olympics
- Carl Valle: Sports Compression: What the Science is Revealing
- Propublica: Speed Bumps – Why It’s So Hard to Catch Cheaters in Track and Field
- A Story Of Why Teams Need To Embrace Sports Science
- Good science communication means never calling them “retard” – even if you’re Nassim Taleb
- The viralization of pseudoscience
- Are athletes approaching the end of the ice age?
- Rethinking the Placebo Effect: How Our Minds Actually Affect Our Bodies
- What is wrong with this picture? How graphics can mislead
- The Irish driving Premier League performance
- Vern Gambetta: Periodization – Myths & Reality, A Coaches Perspective
- Sounders among pioneers in MLS with analytics, training
- Top scientist quits anti-doping body over ‘muzzling’
- How to Fight Doping in Sports
- What is blood doping and how does it work?
- Innovative imaging study shows that the spinal cord learns on its own
- Altitude training masks: Helpful or Hyperbole?
- Sports Discovery: FIFA Finally Permit the Use of GPS in Competitive Football: What is the Way Forward?
- A Drug Hits Cycling Before It Hits the Market
- Rob Carroll: Analysis Works – Where is the Proof?
Great photo pic.twitter.com/R5OoLyVTmL
— Patrick Ward (@OSPpatrick) July 21, 2015
- Why telling kids to dream big is a con
- Annie Murphy Paul: Affirmative Testing Blog – Evidence-Based EdTech
- Mark Healy: We don’t need Chinese teachers to improve British schools – and it patronises my colleagues to say so
- China’s schools are testing factories. Why is Britain so keen to copy them?
- The Internet Makes You Think You’re Smarter Than You Are: An Interview with Matthew Fisher
- Forum thread discussing “Collaborative approach in a business”
- Why Self-Organizing is So Hard
- CEOs Can’t Give Feedback Only to Their Direct Reports
- Rethinking Work
- How the Navy SEALs Train for Leadership Excellence
- The surprising benefits of reading before bed
- Working Retail Taught Me Everything I Need to Know About People
- Are Amazon’s feedback tactics unusual?
- What you can’t Measure…. MATTERS!
- William Deresiewicz: How To Learn How To Think
- 3 Pages Every Morning: Why I Started a Daily Ritual and How I Stuck With It
- 8 Steps to Getting What You Want… Without Formal Credentials
- How much do we need to know?
- Peeking into the brain’s filing system
- The Web We Have to Save
- An Important But Rarely Discussed Lesson of the Stanford Prison Experiment
- 21 Peer Reviewers Who Failed So Hard They Almost Won
- Stats & Snake oil: Getting started – Where do I get my data from?
- The Spotify privacy backlash: what is my personal data really worth?
- The science of forgiveness: “When you don’t forgive you release all the chemicals of the stress response”
- Dinner and Deception – Serving elaborate meals to the super-rich left me feeling empty
- Associated Press sues feds over fake news story
- How Dare You Say That! The Evolution of Profanity
- The Coddling of the American Mind
- No its not your opinion. You’re just wrong – Updated
- The hacker hacked
- Coca-Cola Funds Scientists Who Shift Blame for Obesity Away From Bad Diets
- Comedy in the age of outrage: When jokes go too far
- Modern Nutrition Policy is Based on Lies and Bad Science
- zen habits : A Brief Guide to Quitting a Bad Habit
- Checklist of Minimum Standards For Blogs
How many of your followees echo your existing opinions? Seek out people that differ and challenge yourself to justify WHY you’re right.
— Dr John Stoszkowski (@JohnStoszkowski) August 1, 2015