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!

  • Sport Systems – fragments of thought #3
    fragments of thought #1fragments of thought #2The previous fragment considered the coaches dilemma - do what they consider best for the athlete, or protect the income derived from engaging with that athlete. A dilemma perhaps created and engulfed by socio-cultural, political and economic forces.Should the empathy for this coach extend to others in… ... read more
    Source: My Fastest Mile: Mark Upton & Al SmithPublished on 25-04-17
    5 days ago
  • Exploring the Science Behind Resting Athletes
    It seems not a week or even a day goes by without another sport story in the media on ‘Rest’. In football, Jose Mourinho has bemoaned his team’s fixture congestion over Christmas and recently with the Europa League and domestic scheduling. Perhaps with a strong case considering Leicester City won… ... read more
    Source: Sports DiscoveryPublished on 25-04-17
    5 days ago
  • Soccer Specific Partnership Announcement
    Dear Can’t Pass, Can’t Play Readers, I’m very excited to announce that I’ll be joining forces with to host Can’t Pass, Can’t Play beginning on Monday, May 1.  You can continue to access the blog with a Free Membership to SoccerSpecific and I hope you’ll join us as we… ... read more
    Source: Can’t Pass Can’t PlayPublished on 25-04-17
    5 days ago
  • Episode 52- Specialization, Generalization, and Individualization
    Should we be a generalist or a specialist? Do we coach to the individual or the average? Do we want to be a one-trick pony or a master of none? In this episode of On Coaching, we take on these [ To read more, please click the title link above.] ... read more
    Source: Steve Magness – Science of RunningPublished on 25-04-17
    6 days ago
  • Sport Systems – fragments of thought #2
    fragments of thought #1Intentions…initially I was thinking of making a straightforward case for addressing the good, or otherwise, intentions of key influencers in a sport system. My logic being that those with good intentions, defined by seeing their role as to serve/help the participants of a sport, but operating from some… ... read more
    Source: My Fastest Mile: Mark Upton & Al SmithPublished on 24-04-17
    6 days ago
  • The way, then the lack of will: A story of anti-doping and those who might save it
    About a month ago, the folks from Clean Sport Collective asked me if I would write a piece on anti-doping, which they published on their website.  I’ve reproduced that below, with a few additions and expanded thoughts.  It talks about how the science has provided a better “way” for anti-doping,… ... read more
    Source: Ross Tucker – The Science of SportPublished on 24-04-17
    6 days ago
  • Effective but not intrusive… A guest blog by Tom Goom
    Guest blogs are like buses. You don’t see one for ages then three turn up at once. So after two awesome recent guest blogs I now give you a third by the blogmeister and running physio legend himself Sir Tom of the Goom. Tom has done a couple of guest… ... read more
    Source: Adam Meakins – The Sports PhysioPublished on 23-04-17
    1 week ago
  • Movement inequality
    Secondary school PE Teachers, do you ever see large amounts of YR 6s who lack an ability to perform basic FMS when they come to KS3? — Ryan Forwood (@RyanForwoodPE) April 18, 2017 This morning I saw this tweet poll from Ryan Forwood and it set off a chain of… ... read more
    Source: Sporticus – Drowning in the ShallowPublished on 22-04-17
    1 week ago
  • The Problems With Traditional Education.
    Traditional education is problematic. If it was perfect then there would be no cogent arguments against it. As Dewey made clear, what he termed as progressive education was a reaction due to “discontent with traditional education.” This discontent is based on important ideas. Dewey described traditional education being, “…in essence, one… ... read more
    Source: Martin Robinson – Surreal AnarchyPublished on 22-04-17
    1 week ago
  • Sport Systems – fragments of thought #1
    There has been plenty kicking off on twitter and blogs this week, sparked by a couple of news articles on youth/talent development in English football. It has been great to see some “complimentary blogging”, beginning with Mark O Sullivan’s post from 2015 and then followed by Peter Mattsson, Andy Kirkland… ... read more
    Source: My Fastest Mile: Mark Upton & Al SmithPublished on 21-04-17
    1 week ago
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