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!

  • Cardiac Parasympathetic Activity and Race Performance: An Elite Triathlete Case Study
    Stanley J, D’Auria S, Buchheit M. Cardiac Parasympathetic Activity and Race Performance: An Elite Triathlete Case Study. Int J Sports Physiol Perform. 2014 Oct 29. [Epub ahead of print] Abstract We examined whether changes in heart rate (HR) variability (HRV) could consistently track adaptation to training and race performance during… ... read more
    Source: Martin BuchheitPublished on 01-11-14
    3 years ago
  • Comment on In defence of one of the most controversial stats in football analytics by Richard Whittall
    Key point and perhaps not one regularly made enough in these discussions. ... read more
    Source: 21st ClubPublished on 31-10-14
    3 years ago
  • Comment on In defence of one of the most controversial stats in football analytics by Seth Dobson
    RELATIVE differences in PDO are random. That does not mean skill is not important for PDO. It just means skill does not explain PDO variance. When teams are more or less equally skilled, random factors will explain differences between them by default. ... read more
    Source: 21st ClubPublished on 31-10-14
    3 years ago
  • Understanding the Mechanics of Fatigue
    When we think of fatigue, we generally think of burning muscles, lactic acid building up, and several other descriptors that have rightly or wrongly entered the lingo of endurance athletes and coaches over the years. In essence though, fatigue is ... read more
    Source: Steve Magness – Science of RunningPublished on 30-10-14
    3 years ago
  • Understanding the Mechanics of Fatigue
    When we think of fatigue, we generally think of burning muscles, lactic acid building up, and several other descriptors that have rightly or wrongly entered the lingo of endurance athletes and coaches over the years. In essence though, fatigue is all about slowing down, or preventing that from happening. From… ... read more
    Source: Steve Magness – Science of RunningPublished on 30-10-14
    3 years ago
  • Helping Players Learn: The “WHY” of Coaching Styles
    On my travels I hear lots of different comments about coaching styles; what is good, what is bad and how if anyone says "stop stand still" they should immediately be deported to Jurassic Park. However, It isn't quite as simple as that. Whilst we might not have a clue what learning… ... read more
    Source: Nick Levett – Youth Football DevelopmentPublished on 30-10-14
    3 years ago
  • Development Model or the Emperor’s New Clothes?
                                        Development Model or the Emperor’s New Clothes? A special thank you to Jean Côté Director at Queens University School of Kinesiology and Health Studies in Kingston Ontario, Canada, Daniel Ekvall Sports… ... read more
    Source: FootblogballPublished on 30-10-14
    3 years ago
  • Does regional hypertrophy really happen?
    If you are not automatically redirected, please click here. ... read more
    Source: Strength & Conditioning ResearchPublished on 29-10-14
    3 years ago
  • The wisdom of Ed Smith and the place of technique in cricket batting
    http://www.espncricinfo.com/magazine/content/story/792155.html This article by Ed Smith contains a number of gems for coaches. At the same time he provides us with windows into the theory behind skill learning and the implications for a more-hands-off coaching approach advocated by a constraint-led approach. Using quotes  taken from the article, I discuss some… ... read more
    3 years ago
  • The efficacy of utilising the anaerobic speed reserve to prescribe supramaximal high intensity interval training with elite female hockey players
    Given that my Home page was looking pretty bare compared to the rest of the Blog, I thought I’d better post something. Late last year I attended the annual Australian Strength and Conditioning Association International Conference on Applied Strength & Conditioning which was held for the first time in Melbourne instead of… ... read more
    3 years ago
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