Coaching Matters, a round-up of the articles I have found interesting in the past week relating to coaching, sport science, physical preparation and skill acquisition.
Last week I posted a Review of the EIS Skills for Performance Workshop that detailed a heavy emphasis on Insights Discovery Personality Profiling. Not knowing much about it I did some digging & found very little substance underneath. Not only that but there are significant issues with the way it shapes people’s perceptions and actions – I detailed some thoughts on Twitter. It set me thinking about the amount of Bullshit that exists in Elite Sport. When I first started Coaching I thought that if Elite Coaches were using methods they must have passed a rigorous litmus test of quality. This is definitely not the case and over recent years I have encountered Elite coaches espousing Left/Right Brain, Learning Styles, Myers Briggs Type Indicator, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, K Tape, Biosignature, I could go on but you get the idea… The surprising thing is that even a cursory Google brings up many of the problems with these Emperor’s New Clothes. Elite Coaches can be just as susceptible to Snake Oil Salesmen’s bullshit as a Novice so the next time someone tries to sell you on something assume nothing, believe no-one and check everything….I keep saying that don’t I?!
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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.
- HMMR Podcast Episode 87: The Mentor with Kelvin Giles
- England Netball Coach Resources – Great for anyone who uses games & constraints not just Netball Coaches
- Dan Roan asks whether welfare should come before winning
- My Fastest Mile: Innovation – Golden Goose or Wild Goose Chase?
- Strength-based thinking can help you build self-esteem and perform better
- Brian Moore’s Full Contact with exclusive Eddie Jones interview
- Eddie Jones the ideas collector – England coach’s never-ending quest to learn from the best brains in sport
- Sean Ingle: In sport ‘no positive tests’ is not the same as ‘there is no doping’
- How high tackle sanctions could impact on Six Nations
- Russian doping scandal: Emails confirm Lord Coe ‘aware’ of claims
- Davies decision highlights ‘cash culture’ at IAAF
- Patterns of Performance: What We All Can Learn From the Practices of Elite Athletes
- My Fastest Mile: “We can’t be our best until you’re your best”
- Not Safe for Children? American Football’s Leaders Make Drastic Changes to Youth Game
- Richard Husseiny: From Complete Control to Complete Anarchy: What Extremes Can Teach Us
- The life of a football coach in China
- GB rowing coaching culture ‘hard’ but falls short of bullying, says review
- The secrets behind the development of Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo, revealed by Rene Meulensteen
- Super Bowl Psychology: Why Athletes “Choke” — and How to Avoid It
- A Lesson In Greatness from Tom Brady
- Nick Levett: The search for talent continues
- The Problems with Insights Discovery Personality Assessments
Skill Acquisition/Dynamic Systems
- The Essential Skill of Pattern Recognition
- Exploring Team Passing Networks and Player Movement Dynamics in Youth Association Football
- Representative design: Does the addition of a defender change the execution of a basketball shot?
- Triple play: Additive contributions of enhanced expectancies, autonomy support, and external attentional focus to motor learning
- A Coaches’ Guide to Strength Development Part IX: Eccentric Strength Training Part I – a guest-post by Dr Angus Ross
- The Man Behind Federer’s Fitness
Irish School Study-87% students had vascular age of 60-yr old man; 62% of ‘low-fit’ students at risk of type 2 Diabetes. PE content OK then?
— Kelvin Giles (@kbgiles) February 1, 2017
- JB Morin: iOS for Sports Performance Analysis and Training: a Laboratory in your Pocket
- Thirty-Five Years of Research on Neuro-Linguistic Programming. NLP Research Data Base. State of the Art or Pseudoscientific Decoration?
- ‘Myths and Hypes in Psychology: The Undesired Popularity of Typologies and other ‘Jung’
- Why do ineffective treatments seem helpful? A brief review
- Not Even Scientists Can Easily Explain P-values
- HMMR Media: Sports Science Monthly – January 2017
- Your natural sleep cycle keeps really weird hours
- Plaudits & Pitfalls in Studying Elite Athletes
- From ‘overlearning’ to going barefoot: how to learn better
- ‘We’re not hippies, we’re punks.’ School that has projects, not subjects, on the timetable
- Unethical academics are making a mockery of our education system
- Secret Teacher: My ‘outstanding’ school felt like a results factory
- The Fleas in the Jar Experiment. Who Kills Innovation? The Jar, The Fleas or Both?
- If Your Team Agrees on Everything, Working Together Is Pointless
- How I went from zero experience to landing a 6-figure San Francisco design job in less than 12 months
- Fake News Is About to Get Even Scarier than You Ever Dreamed
- How artificial intelligence can be corrupted to repress free speech
- How statistics lost their power – and why we should fear what comes next
- The Simple Psychological Trick to Political Persuasion
- Which Personality Traits Are Most Predictive of Well-Being?
- The link between language and cognition is a red herring
- The Multiverse Is an Ancient Idea