Coaching Matters: Around the web August 2015


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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Don’t forget to check out the Coaching Matters Live Round Up Tool, all the previous Coaching Matters blogs, my Notes From blogs of various lectures/CPD I have attended and various random thoughts on coaching.

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Finally this is the best weightlifting resource on the internet – thanks to Rugby Strength Coach, Keir Wenham-Flatt for the recommendation!!! Internet Weightlifting Coach Instagram

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