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!

  • The Science and Coaching of Sand Training
    [mashshare] By Carl Valle The efficacy of sand training is always a training question we hear during the summer, but it’s now a real option for athletes. Coaches tend to fall into three camps: love it, hate it, or just don’t know whether it makes a difference. Personally, I ... read more
    Source: SimpliFasterPublished on 26-06-19
    9 hours ago
  • “Coaching is a merry go round…the challenge is knowing when to jump on” – a conversation with Will Roberts
    Will Roberts is a senior lecturer in sport and exercise at the University of Gloucestershire.His teaching and research interests revolve around two key areas; the sociology of sport, and coaching pedagogy. His PhD examines the role coaching has in providing social and personal change. In this conversation we explore the ... read more
    Source: Stuart Armstrong – The Talent EquationPublished on 26-06-19
    11 hours ago
  • Towards an open conversation on evolving a purposeful and supportive culture, for players, children, coaches, parents, leaders and community in Irish youth soccer
    People are embraced or condemned according to their beliefs, so one function of the mind may be to hold beliefs that bring the belief-holder the greatest number of allies, protectors, or disciples, rather than beliefs that are most likely to be true –Steven Pinker While the Football Association of ... read more
    Source: FootblogballPublished on 25-06-19
    22 hours ago
  • An Athlete’s Perspective on Sports Performance Training
    [mashshare] By Eric Udelson As a former collegiate soccer player at Boston University, I have gained significant experience with various modes of human enhancement, whether it was becoming proficient in the weight room, developing aerobic fitness, or even enhancing my skills with the ball that directly translated to the ... read more
    Source: SimpliFasterPublished on 25-06-19
    1 day ago
  • The Game Sense Coaching Approach Pedagogy of Game Modification and Affordance Theory
    The Game Sense coaching approach (Australian Sports Commission, 1996) is grounded on the expectation that 'the game' or a game form be the starting point and focus of practice. Purposefully modifying a game to focus an aspect of the game to be developed is a pedagogical feature of Game Sense ... read more
    Source: Shane Pill – Learning through SportPublished on 25-06-19
    2 days ago
  • A Strength Coach’s Guide to Working with Team Coaches
    [mashshare] By Mark Hoover Strength and conditioning at the high school level has traditionally been the domain of the sport coach in the vast majority of schools. It was part of the head coach’s job description to implement their team’s sports performance program. As the high school level experiences ... read more
    Source: SimpliFasterPublished on 24-06-19
    2 days ago
  • Why ‘just reading’ might make more of a difference than teaching reading
    Few people would disagree that improving children's reading ability would make a good thing. Not only would it open up greater opportunities in life, it would boost their cognitive development and increase the likelihood of them being able to access an academic curriculum. One barrier to children being able to ... read more
    Source: David Didau – The Learning SpyPublished on 22-06-19
    4 days ago
  • A Coach’s Five-Point Game Plan for Summer
    [mashshare] By Carmen Pata Coaches, can I tell you something? I love the summer. Yeah, I know that’s hardly earth-shattering news, but it is absolutely true. Summer is the reason I grind through the other months. It’s the hope of those perfect summer days that keeps me motivated through ... read more
    Source: SimpliFasterPublished on 22-06-19
    4 days ago
  • Cutting-Edge Sport Science Concepts with Pedro Alcaraz
    [mashshare] Freelap Friday Five with Pedro Alcaraz Pedro E. Alcaraz is a European Ph.D. in Sport Sciences. He was appointed Master in High Performance Sport by the Spanish Olympic Committee, is a Professor of Methodology and Periodization of Training, Faculty of Sports, and is head of UCAM Research Center ... read more
    Source: SimpliFasterPublished on 21-06-19
    5 days ago
  • The Semenya Decision: Full CAS report brief thoughts
    So the Court of Arbitration for Sport have released their full decision in the Caster Semenya-IAAF case. You can read all 632 points of it here, and then evaluate the arguments offered by both sides in your own time! It is, as we all know, an incredibly complex case, made ... read more
    Source: Ross Tucker – The Science of SportPublished on 19-06-19
    1 week ago
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