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!

  • A Level Results Day and the Polymathic Adventurer!
    A level results day is always a bittersweet day for me, school left me when I was sixteen and by the time many of my friends were getting their A level results I was working on a market stall selling, amongst other things, whoopee cushions and fart powder. Both… ... read more
    Source: Martin Robinson – Surreal AnarchyPublished on 17-08-17
    5 hours ago
  • Everything else is just noise
    Thinking clearly under pressure was one of Sir Clive Woodward’s favourite mantras as coach of England’s 2003 Rugby World Cup-winning side. In order to ensure his players were able to make the right calls when the heat was on, Woodward sought to recreate pressurised scenarios so that his team had… ... read more
    Source: 21st ClubPublished on 17-08-17
    6 hours ago
  • 3 Ways To Avoid Muscle Cramps
    Do dehydration and a lack of electrolytes cause cramps? Probably not. Muscle cramps are more likely caused by neuromuscular fatigue. With this in mind, we can take steps to avoid cramping by stopping fatigue from occurring. Author information Craig Pickering Sports Scientist at… ... read more
    Source: SimpliFasterPublished on 17-08-17
    6 hours ago
  • Pacey Performance Podcast #149 – Phil Graham-Smith
    In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I have the pleasure in speaking to Head of Biomechanics at Aspire Academy, Phil Graham-Smith. Phil has held some fantastic positions in his career from biomechanics consultant at UK Athletics with the jump squads to Head of Directorate at University of Salford.… ... read more
    Source: Rob Pacey – Performance PodcastPublished on 17-08-17
    8 hours ago
  • Cross the paint mentality…
    Cross the paint mentality…“This is where high level of performance becomes the ‘norm’… Every time you cross the paint… attention to detail is the same whether on the training field or in front of 85,000 people.” Sedbergh School Summer Courses Rugby CampHaving just recently been a member of the rugby… ... read more
    Source: Nick Hill CoachingPublished on 16-08-17
    16 hours ago
  • 5000+ miles in the search for new coaching knowledge – a conversation with Nick Hill
    Nick Hill is probably one of the most committed coaches to his personal development that I have ever met. His quest for continuous improvement has taken him to all corners of the globe from Australia, to New Zealand to Chile and the US. If coaching expertise was measured in air miles then… ... read more
    Source: Stuart Armstrong – The Talent EquationPublished on 16-08-17
    1 day ago
  • How to fix the 7 Most Common Load Management Mistakes in Sport
    To optimize performance, we must design programs that not only allow athletes to train at high training loads but also implement workload optimization strategies to reduce the negative effects of intensive training–illnesses and injuries. Finding and maintaining the delicate balance between training and competition loads as well as recovery and… ... read more
    Source: SimpliFasterPublished on 16-08-17
    1 day ago
  • Professional Tension In the Performance Program – And What to Do About it
    Management of training and training loads is a relatively new concept in sport, and has given rise to new kinds of experts. Most notably sports scientists, physical performance coaches, and sports physiotherapists. Despite the obvious benefits these skill sets can bring to a program, the interplay between experts can at… ... read more
    Source: Terry Condon – Faction ElitePublished on 16-08-17
    1 day ago
  • The World Championships surprises
    While recovering from the accumulated lack of sleep caused by watching the World Championships Athletics the last 10 days I observed a few interesting things. I guess everybody  noticed the many surprises, positive and negative: Mo Farah and Usain Bolt lost where they looked undefeatable so many times before. The… ... read more
    2 days ago
  • Cluster Training: How to Navigate Through the New Science
    The truth of cluster sets is that they require more work, literally, in training and planning than conventional straight sets. Coach Carl Valle explains why they’re still worth implementing into your training program, especially for their long-term outlook. Author information Carl Valle Track… ... read more
    Source: SimpliFasterPublished on 15-08-17
    2 days ago
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