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 machine that goes ping” & the (increasingly) forgotten link in youth talent development
    I’d like to start this blog entry with a pause for your own thoughts and also to watch a classic Monty Python clip. Firstly consider YOUR sporting journey and what social factors (school, parents, family, peers, geographical location, clubs etc) had a mediating effect on it. Secondly, consider that these… ... read more
    3 years ago
  • random thoughts from Sochi…
    The Games have been over for a few days now - my plan was always to give a pretty thorough debrief of my experience - alas, the sport got in the way, and I was unable to write as much as I could.  Instead, I will share some brief thoughts on the Games… ... read more
    Source: Stuart McMillan Speed StrengthPublished on 27-02-14
    3 years ago
  • Six strategies for improving learning in sport
    My last blog entry offered a perspective on learning using, as a case study, fighting sports. But the basic principles apply to any skill learning situation.In a nutshell, my argument was:1) The best way to learn how to do something is to do it. 2) The closer practice activities resemble the… ... read more
    3 years ago
  • Nursery Rhyme Talent Development*
    So, Identifying talent is becoming a business with books written, speakers booked and theories aplenty. Sadly none with any real substantive – or peer reviewed – evidence. It appears to be a way of earning money and selling ideas with no real acknowledgment of the reality and complexity of talent… ... read more
    3 years ago
  • ‘fourth sucks’…a guest-post from Jeremiah Barnert
    Google 'fourth place finish', and you will find a myriad of quotes from athletes.  Most make reference to it being the hardest place to finish - so close to a medal, you can taste it...but not quite close enough.  The psychology behind this is interesting, and can hopefully guide a future post.… ... read more
    Source: Stuart McMillan Speed StrengthPublished on 23-02-14
    3 years ago
  • The Science of Running Book NOW AVAILABLE! 48hr special giveaway!
    The Science of Running book is available NOW! Buy Hard Copy! Buy Kindle Version! What it looks like: Why you should buy? I hate doing the “sales” thing. But one of the reasons I’m asking readers, who are interested, to buy ... read more
    Source: Steve Magness – Science of RunningPublished on 18-02-14
    3 years ago
  • The Science of Running Book NOW AVAILABLE! 48hr special giveaway!
    The Science of Running book is available NOW! Buy Hard Copy! Buy Kindle Version! What it looks like: Why you should buy? I hate doing the “sales” thing. But one of the reasons I’m asking readers, who are interested, to buy the book is because I’m passionate about it. I poured… ... read more
    Source: Steve Magness – Science of RunningPublished on 18-02-14
    3 years ago
  • Welcome to the World of Blogging
    This is a sample post to check that it is working….. Create ‘Domain Name’… Find a web host Create an email address Add Word Press Create website Check out the video below:- 2nd Test Lions Speech 1997 …be the best you can be… Enjoy the read… ... read more
    Source: Nick Hill CoachingPublished on 18-02-14
    3 years ago
  • sport science…what’s the point?
    This is a guest-post by Canadian Strength Coach and Sport Scientist Matt Jordan.  He is currently in Sochi for the 2014 Olympic Games, where is is supporting the Canadian Alpine Ski Team.  We sat down, and also discussed over email a few topics.  I'm going to roll a few of them into… ... read more
    Source: Stuart McMillan Speed StrengthPublished on 15-02-14
    3 years ago
  • It’s All About Relationships…
    This weeks post comes off the back of Pacey Performance Podcast episode 2 where strength, speed and power coach, Kier Wenham Flatt was the 'guest'. Its something which I already knew but its emphasis was reiterated to me by Keir. The fact is that some of the best coaches around… ... read more
    Source: Rob Pacey – Performance PodcastPublished on 14-02-14
    3 years ago
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