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!

  • Keegan Smith on Environmental Dynamics in Sport, Skill Building and Human Performance: Just Fly Performance Podcast #153
    Today’s episode features Keegan Smith, strength coach and founder of the RealMOVEMENT Project. Keegan has worked with the Premiership winning Sydney Roosters in the Australian National Rugby League (NRL) along with 5 other professional teams. He spent 6 years sleeping on floors living in third world communities looking for solutions ... read more
    Source: Just Fly Sports PerformancePublished on 06-06-19
    3 weeks ago
  • Excel & Analysis
    Like anyone who works with a lot of data, I have a strained relationship with Microsoft Excel. Its ubiquity forces me to tolerate it, yet I believe that it is fundamentally a malicious force whose main goal is to incite chaos through the obfuscation and distortion of data.1   Kara ... read more
    Source: Rob Carroll – Video AnalystPublished on 05-06-19
    3 weeks ago
  • Why Strength Coaches Need a Reverse Leg Press
    [mashshare] By Carl Valle No exercise seems to be more underground than the reverse leg press, likely because no clear definition of it exists, and no manufacturer clearly leads the charge. Over the years, the equipment has been reinvented, with slightly different design changes that barely move the needle. ... read more
    Source: SimpliFasterPublished on 05-06-19
    3 weeks ago
  • Leaving behind “mushrooms of alternative pedagogy” – a second conversation with Craig Gunn
    Gunny is back with his unique brand of effervescent coaching conversation. As always, Gunny is exploring all things engagement and coach development. In this conversation we explore why Gunny feels that coaches should embrace 'Maslow before Bloom' in a reference to meeting an athlete's needs before learning can occur. We ... read more
    Source: Stuart Armstrong – The Talent EquationPublished on 05-06-19
    3 weeks ago
  • The Movement Terminology Cheat Sheet
    Ecological Dynamics: Considers athletes and sports teams as complex adaptive systems and examines the emergence of sports performance at the level of the performer-environment relationship and is distinguished by constraints of each individual performer and physical characteristics of participation locations for athletes activities, but also by social and cultural factors ... read more
    Source: Just Fly Sports PerformancePublished on 04-06-19
    3 weeks ago
  • Four Character Traits of Successful Athletes and Coaches
    [mashshare] By Jason Hettler [freelap-altis-logo] The visitors that come to ALTIS for our Apprentice Coach Program arrive from all over the world and have experiences across a multitude of sporting environments. Despite their wide range of roles, levels, and sports, one of the most widely shared problems revolves around ... read more
    Source: SimpliFasterPublished on 04-06-19
    3 weeks ago
  • Short thought on sport: Introducing The Science of Sport Podcast
    About 6 weeks ago, we launched The Science of Sport Podcast, and today’s short thought is just a push towards that and a brief overview of what we are about. “We” is Mike Finch and me. Mike is a journalist, editor of the SA Runners World and Bicycling magazines for ... read more
    Source: Ross Tucker – The Science of SportPublished on 03-06-19
    3 weeks ago
  • A few thoughts about teaching poetry
    It is, I hope, uncontroversial to say that poetry is not a popular art form. While it's wonderful to hear the sales of poetry rose by 12% in 2018, with over 1.3 million volumes sold, that's dwarfed by the 190.9 million books sold in the UK in the same year, ... read more
    Source: David Didau – The Learning SpyPublished on 03-06-19
    3 weeks ago
  • Reflections on a Chat: Changing the Game Project w. David Epstein
    I listen to a lot of podcasts and a lot of them leave me with one or two things to think about but aren’t worth blogging about as such or because I’ve already commented on the issues. This recent chat between John O’Sullivan from Changing the Game Project and author ... read more
    Source: Conversational Rugby – Rob NicholPublished on 03-06-19
    3 weeks ago
  • Podcast #152 Nick DiMarco: The Complete Transcripts
      Episode #152 features Nick DiMarco, director of sports performance at Elon University. Check out the show notes to read more about Nick and view key points and top quotes from this episode. Nick DiMarco:                   Yeah the off season, especially if you’re dealing with football, is a huge aspect, January ... read more
    Source: Just Fly Sports PerformancePublished on 03-06-19
    3 weeks ago
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