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!

  • An Open Letter to Athletics South Africa: Address the non-selection controversies for the sake of athletes
    This is a very SA-centric post, for which I apologize (sort of), because its immediate relevance may be minimal for many of you.  However, I post this in the light of recent controversies around the selection of the SA team for the upcoming World Championships in London. Brief background, our… ... read more
    Source: Ross Tucker – The Science of SportPublished on 25-07-17
    15 hours ago
  • 7 Things You Might Not Know About the World’s Most Popular Performance-Enhancing Drug
    Caffeine remains one of the most widely used performance-enhancing drugs in the world. Although its ability to improve some human functioning has been known for more than 100 years, researchers are still discovering new aspects of the way it influences and affects sports performance. Coach Craig Pickering look at seven… ... read more
    Source: SimpliFasterPublished on 25-07-17
    21 hours ago
  • Nature teaches, we learn.
    Holiday is always a good time for slowing down a busy brain, reset the mind and let some new ideas come up. Science, mainly biology, physics and chemistry, has always my primary interest, much more than sport, to be honest. I remember as a boy being an enthousiastic member of… ... read more
    2 days ago
  • Modern Education vs Old Education
    Source: Martin Robinson – Surreal AnarchyPublished on 24-07-17
    2 days ago
  • 7 Philosophies on Increasing Vertical Jump Skill and Power
    The goal of this article is to provide some philosophies and guidelines for those who are interested in the long-term process of sport mastery, and the journey of taking athletes to their best possible performance. These points are often left up to debate in the various training forums and roundtables… ... read more
    Source: SimpliFasterPublished on 24-07-17
    2 days ago
  • What Are the Real Elements of “High Performance?”
    “High-performance” is more than just a name, tons of exotic gizmos, and reams of collected data. Its three defining elements are the proper people, an underlying philosophy, and a culture that encourages excellence and teamwork. With these elements in place, an organization may well be on its way to truly… ... read more
    Source: SimpliFasterPublished on 23-07-17
    2 days ago
  • What kind or rugby player are you?
    Typically, in the earlier stages of the career, strength and conditioning coaches can be fooled into thinking that physical development is the secret to elite level performance. We assume that all professional players must be elite level performers in the [...] CONTINUE READING The post What kind or rugby… ... read more
    Source: Keir Wenham-Flatt – Rugby Strength CoachPublished on 23-07-17
    3 days ago
  • A Buyer’s Guide to Sports Timing for Speed
    This buyer’s guide to sports timing for speed will help coaches determine if they need to invest in a sports timing system. It also examines the nuances of testing speed and presents the top sports timing options for them to choose from. The post A Buyer’s Guide to Sports Timing… ... read more
    Source: SimpliFasterPublished on 23-07-17
    3 days ago
  • Just Fly Performance Podcast Episode #57: Rick Brunner
    Today’s guest is nutritionist Rick Brunner.  Rick is the author of “Explosive Ergogenics for Athletes”, an Alpha GPC based power enhancer for athletes. I first saw Rick speak at the CVASP Seminar back in 2014, where he unloaded a barrage of great information on a variety of nutrition topics.  Shortly… ... read more
    Source: Just Fly Sports PerformancePublished on 22-07-17
    4 days ago
  • Episode 55- The Two Way Street of Coaching: Why learning from our athletes is a must.
    In this episode of On Coaching, Jon and I discuss the often skewed coach-athlete dynamic. Traditionally, coaches have been the information purveyors, the power holders, distribtuing knowledg in a one... [ To read more, please click the title link above.] ... read more
    Source: Steve Magness – Science of RunningPublished on 21-07-17
    4 days ago
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