Coaching Matters Blog Round Up

Coaching Matters, my round up of articles & videos is proving more & more popular so I thought I would provide an RSS feed of the sites I visit most regularly for those who would like the most up to date posts as they happen.

The articles update on an hourly basis so bookmark the page & keep coming back. If I am missing any good blogs drop me an email or let me know on Twitter @SiNainby. Enjoy!

  • Targeting Physical Superiority with the BFS Box Squat
    [mashshare] When it comes to the box squat, there is no gray area in the field of strength coaching. You either love it or you hate it. The athletic fitness training company Bigger Faster Stronger (BFS) loves it, and their coaches have taught the exercise for 44 years in ... read more
    Source: SimpliFasterPublished on 28-01-20
    24 hours ago
  • The Safety Squat Bar – Increase your Deadlift and Squat
    Of all the different specialty bars on the market, this is the one I recommend most. The safety squat bar develops great brute strength. It's a phenomenal way to build your lower back, legs, and upper back. The key is to not get too fancy with it. The two exercises ... read more
    Source: Jim Wendler – You are being lied to…Published on 27-01-20
    2 days ago
  • Ofsted and Knowledge.
    It’s what you do, not how you label it that matters. What is the difference between ‘disciplinary’ and ‘substantive’ knowledge and what other ways might there be of organising knowledge? In this excellent article Christine Counsell explains that: “Substantive knowledge is the content that teachers teach as established fact – ... read more
    Source: Martin Robinson – Surreal AnarchyPublished on 26-01-20
    3 days ago
  • Creating A Data Dictionary Function in R
    In my previous post, I did a bit of impromptu analysis on some Powerlifting data provided from the TidyTusday project. When sitting down to work with a new data set it is important to familiarize yourself with the variables in each column, get a grasp for what sort of values ... read more
    Source: Patrick Ward – Optimum Sports PerformancePublished on 25-01-20
    3 days ago
  • Taking the Ball to the Line
    Watching some matches over the holidays, I was disappointed with the amount of times players took the ball standing still and passed onto someone else (often in a worse position) without engaging the defence. When we consider the principles of the game: Go Forward, with Support, to maintain Continuity and ... read more
    Source: Conversational Rugby – Rob NicholPublished on 25-01-20
    4 days ago
  • Are things so good that normal seems bad?
    Former Irish president Mary Robinson has been doing the rounds warning the world it needs to wake up as the hands of the Doomsday Clock are moved to 100 seconds to midnight. Apparently things are so bleak that the world is closer catastrophe than at any point in history. Not ... read more
    Source: David Didau – The Learning SpyPublished on 24-01-20
    5 days ago
  • Spearheading a High School Performance Program with Scott Meier
    [mashshare] Freelap Friday Five with Scott Meier Scott Meier is currently in his 21st year at Farmington High School (MN) where he is the Strength and Conditioning Coach. He is also a physical education teacher at FHS and teaches Weight Training, Human Performance, and ninth-grade Fitness for Life classes. ... read more
    Source: SimpliFasterPublished on 24-01-20
    5 days ago
  • What is a “good coach”?
    As long as the profession exists this question is asked by the general public and coaches alike. The question is simple, the answer is not. One has to suppress the logical answer that a good coach is the coach whose athletes or teams win the most medals and competitions or ... read more
    6 days ago
  • Better Practice Design – Defence
    This is the second post related to my quest to simplify what I do at training. If you didn’t see the first post, which has activities for attack, follow THIS LINK. A re-cap of the areas for improvement and design principles … Areas for Improvement: Athlete-Centred Their needs … requires ... read more
    Source: Conversational Rugby – Rob NicholPublished on 22-01-20
    7 days ago
  • Better Practice Design – Attack
    I set myself a challenge this year of keeping the number of activities I use down to a minimum so we’re not wasting time teaching athletes a new one every few sessions. I think these cover all the bases for novice and experienced players and are adaptable enough to include ... read more
    Source: Conversational Rugby – Rob NicholPublished on 22-01-20
    7 days ago
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