I bet he didn’t practice that in a drill. Adopt the ICE model. Innovate, Create, Excite #constraints based coaching
— Ian Renshaw (@ianren21)
Welcome to the April 2014 edition of Coaching Matters, the articles I have been reading in the month.
This month I wanted to say a huge thank you to all the fantastic people I have been fortunate to interact with over the past few months. I know it has its problems but I have found Twitter to be an amazing tool for interacting with people from different sports, countries, professions and interests.
From coaches operating at grassroots to those at the elite level with roles from Intern to Performance Director and even a few Professors! These conversations are invaluable and I would encourage everyone to put themselves out there and either ask questions or spend time answering them. Apparently there is an old saying “When one teaches, two learn”.
Experts in their field love talking about their subject matter and as I am never shy of approaching people and asking questions I have found my head spinning after many of these interactions but have made some fantastic connections which I am extremely grateful for.
The whole point of this blog is sharing and interaction so if you have written or know of similar content that would be good for future posts then please let me know via email@example.com or on Twitter @SiNainby.
As usual I have linked to all the articles, videos & media below that I have found of interest in the past month so dive in & have a look around.
Disclaimer – this is purely a list of the articles I have read in the month and their inclusion is in no way an endorsement. Remember, 88.6% of what you read on the internet is made up so Assume Nothing, Believe No-one, Check Everything………
- Sports Coach UK – Research Summaries
- So you want to be a Sports Physio…by Gary Anderson
- Motor learning in athletics, the great unknown by Frans Bosch
- Richard Feynman : Disrespect for respectable – Video
- Embracing wrong by Dr Dick Bailey
- Complexity Explorer: This site provides online courses and other educational materials related to complex systems science
- Ditch the 10,000 hour rule! Why Malcolm Gladwell’s famous advice falls short
- Jean Cote – Coaching Youth: Meeting the challenge, Raising our games
- Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your friend – TED Talk
- Puzzle me this puzzle me that ‘The Golf Coach Puzzle Master’
- The Effort Effect – you’ll reach new heights if you learn to embrace the occasional tumble
- The Race to Nowhere in Youth Sports
- Baseball – The Desperate Dream in the Dominican Republic
- The leadership that turned around Liverpool FC
- The Baloney Detection Kit: Carl Sagan’s Rules for Bullshit-Busting and Critical Thinking
- Roselinde Torres: What it takes to be a great leader
- Physicists, Generals And CEOs Agree: Ditch The PowerPoint
- Motivation by Jamie Taylor
- Total football? How coaches from Ajax and Barcelona are now looking beyond the ball to breed success
- U.S. Navy Program to Study How Troops Use Intuition
- Why futurologists are always wrong – and why we should be sceptical of techno-utopians
- You can’t control talent, only channel it
- A five-point programme for English cricket: A coach and former first-class cricketer outlines his vision for how to turn the game around in the UK
- Work and punishment
- All Work, No Play: Why High School Students Should Have Fun
- Be A Man: Joe Ehrmann
- Making It Stick: A new book rethinks the hard distinction many teachers make between ‘memorizing’ and ‘thinking’
- What’s in a day for Brendon Rodgers at Liverpool FC?
- Small Sided Games by Kelvin Giles
- Does it matter if children don’t care about winning?
- Premier League title race: How to cope with ‘squeaky bum’ time
- Complexity & Chaos – Video
- The soccer brain – video chat with Tony Faulkner
- A Fundamental Theory to Model the Mind
- Towards a theory of everything? – Grand challenges in complexity and informatics
- Ecological Validity, Representative Design and Correspondence between Experimental Task Constraints and Behavioral Settings
- Technology is a Tool, NOT a Learning Outcome
- Limitations of Traditional Coaching- Bo Hanson
- Wrestling drills for rugby by Strength Coach Tom Farrow
- Interview with ACT Brumbies Physical Performance Manager Damian Marsh
- Interview with Seattle Sounders High Performance Manager Dave Tenney – Part I and Part II
- $15,000 average cost of ACL repair can be prevented by correct neuromuscular warm up costing $1.25
- ACL Injury and the Female Soccer Player
- The Sacroiliac joint, manual therapy and evidence based practice. An interview with Adam Meakins
- Identifying and Assessing Game Based Movement Skills by Des Ryan
- Programming High-Intensity Training in Handball by Martin Buchheit
- Six-fold increase in steroid users says charity
- Athletech: Stuart McMillan – Sprint Coach, Performance Director at World Athletics Center
- RICE: The End of an Ice Age
- Speed and Skill Optimization – A Proposal for a New Practice Paradigm By Cal Dietz and Jonathon Janz
- The morality of magic kisses: Ethics and placebo in physiotherapy
- The Importance of Language in Physiotherapy
- Overuse Injuries and Burnout in Youth Sports: What We Know And What We Don’t
- Injury: is it all in the mind? By Terry Condon
- Glycolytic Conditioning & Psychology vs. Physiology: “Mental Toughness”?
- Reflections on Strength & Conditioning versus Sport Science by Jason “Old Bull” Webber
- The secret behind Port Adelaide’s elite fitness level is gut busting pre-season employed by world-class fitness guru Darren Burgess (and Mackers!!)
- Future of analytics in football: Time to stop just collecting data and start making some decisions
- Practical Occlusion Training: Jeremy Loenneke
- Methodological considerations for blood flow restricted resistance exercise
- The Secret Physio – Could you save a life?
- A rough guide to spotting bad science
- Forget Smart Watches, ‘Smart Skin’ May Be the Next Big Thing in Wearable Computers
- Big Data: Are we making a big mistake
- Google and the flu: how big data will help us make gigantic mistakes
- Biomarkers and ageing: Biomathematician Steve Horvath has discovered a strikingly accurate way to measure human ageing through epigenetic signatures
- Wellness responses of successful vs. unsuccessful rowers
- GPS Validity & Reliability – A Collection of Independent Research Findings
- HRV spectral analysis by Henk Kraaijenhof
- Study of Pot Smokers’ Brains Shows That MRIs Cause Bad Science Reporting
- Video Presentations & The Social Environment
- Why Magicians Are a Scientist’s Best Friend
- Science Compared Every Diet, and the Winner Is Real Food