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 Eddie Jones announced he had added Vision Specialist Sherylle Calder to his backroom staff. This week Calder announced that Smartphones are ruining sports skills and awareness. Over the week I had this parroted back to me by parents and Coaches but I have some doubts about the claim. Primarily the claim that players are less skillful. I posted my thoughts on this Twitter thread. There are some important questions to be asked especially around whether vision is the same thing as perception and how it is measured (a laboratory & computer screen is vastly different from a sports field). The big issue for me is that most will take this soundbite on face value without considering any of the many complex issues behind it mainly because it fits a narrative that the older generation would like to believe i.e. that youngsters spend too much time on their phones.
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- Formative Assessment: Implications for Teaching and Coaching
- Nicole Cooke ‘sceptical’ of Bradley Wiggins and hits out at ‘sexist’ cycling
- Have secret motors been used to cheat in pro cycling?
- The Secret Soccer Analyst: Low Pay, No Gain
- Why the secret to productivity isn’t longer hours
- Informed in Sport: The Burden of Advantage in Athlete Development
- Can you win a Rugby World Cup without kicking a ball?
- BBC 5 Live Rugby Podcast: Gregor Townsend and the “toothless” Tigers
- Should Coaches Do Character Building?
- A Stanford University psychologist’s elegant three-step method for creating new habits
- Is growth mindset bollocks?
- Random selection could help FA in its interminable quest for urgent reform
- This Green Beret thinks he can crack the NFL’s character code
- Phil Eggleshaw: Why I left professional rugby to start a family
- Carlo Ancelotti On Why Clubs Unnecessarily Waste a Ton of Money
Skill Acquisition/Dynamic Systems
- Building Better Athletes: Shawn Myszka – Movement Master
- CVASP Podcast: Shawn Myszka – 3 B’s of Movement
- Hmmr Media: Training Talk With Frans Bosch
- Player Development Project: Adapting to the Environment
- Commentary: Motor Imagery during Action Observation: A Brief Review of Evidence, Theory and Future Research Opportunities by Howie Carson and Dave Collins
- Neuroscientists say multitasking literally drains the energy reserves of your brain
- The Elements of Learning and How They Help us Grow
- Many GAA teams are overtraining and failing to tailor their sessions to way game has evolved
- Strengtheory: The New Approach to Training Volume
- ABCs for Kids- a session plan for FREE
- Bad Advice About Higher Reps by Mark Rippetoe
- Want to Run Fast? Listen to Your Gut
- Tests suggest the methods of neuroscience are left wanting
- The Video Analyst: The History of Sports Analysis – I believe this will be updated regularly so worth bookmarking
- The Video Analyst: Introducing Player Visualisations for Six Nations Rugby
- The Video Analyst: EIS Skills for Performance – A Review
- Stu Lierich: Why Don’t You Include Your Players In Performance Analysis?
- Carbon monoxide is a poison. Can it also be a medicine?
- As more hockey teams give morning skates the cold shoulder, Kings and Ducks hang onto game-day practice
- Crimes Against Critical Thinking in the Face of a Good Story…
- Metacognition: Some Thoughts and Ideas
- The science of safety in Rugby
- John Weatherly: Mooned by NSCA Sponsors: Part I | Part II | Part III
- The Unit of Education – Measuring Teaching
- Eton College seeks to hire clinical psychologist to toughen up boys with ‘resilience’ programme
- Playing at “Agency”
- On the Difficulty of Mending Metacognitive Illusions: A Priori Theories, Fluency Effects, and Misattributions of the Interleaving Benefit
- Why Minimal Guidance During Instruction Does Not Work: An Analysis of the Failure of Constructivist, Discovery, Problem-Based, Experiential, and Inquiry-Based Teaching
- Don’t Tell Your Friends They’re Lucky
- Lies, Caffeinated Lies, and Operating Systems
- The lost art of losing
- ‘If You Can’t Measure It, You Can’t Manage It’: Not True
- How Being Bored Out of Your Mind Makes You More Creative
- Do we experience the world as it really is … or as we need it to be?
- Karl Popper on Truth vs. Certainty and the Dangers of Relativism
- Daniel Kish: How I use sonar to navigate the world
- It’s easy to forget how unnatural it is to tolerate views we disagree with
- Why 2017 May Be the Best Year Ever
- “Side Hustle” as a Sign of the Apocalypse
- Cognitive bias cheat sheet: Because thinking is hard
- The Echo Chamber
- The Real Problem With Hypocrisy
- How Your Brain Makes You Hold Contradictory Beliefs
- How to Spot Bullshit: A Primer by Princeton Philosopher Harry Frankfurt
- Trump Knows You Better Than You Know Yourself
- Why Design is Not Problem Solving + Design Thinking Isn’t Always the Answer
- Sickening, gruelling or frightful: how doctors measure pain