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!

  • Why we Need to Rethink using Bar Graphs
    Data Visualisation & Buy-In Data visualisation (“data viz”) is an important skill for all sports scientists. If you cannot convey your message, the data will remain a puzzle of numbers and graphs, rather than transforming into information/telling a story that can help inform decision making (stakeholders). Some of the most ... read more
    Source: Sports DiscoveryPublished on 02-07-20
    1 week ago
  • 309 – Journal Club #20: Sport Practitioners as Sport Ecology Designers
    309I am joined by Damian Farrow, Alex Lascu, Derek Panchuk and Carl Woods to discuss the article: Sport Practitioners as Sport Ecology Designers: How Ecological Dynamics Has Progressively Changed Perceptions of Skill “Acquisition” in the Sporting Habitat. We discuss: the shift from coach as instructor to coach designer, the challenges ... read more
    Source: Perception Action Podcast – Rob GrayPublished on 02-07-20
    1 week ago
  • Anthony Watson reveals his lockdown workout
    The explosive England and Bath star talks us through running and recovery. This is an advertising feature.Cutting loose: Anthony Watson evades Wales (Getty Images)The explosive England and Bath star talks us through running and recovery. This is an advertising feature. ... read more
    Source: Rugby WorldPublished on 02-07-20
    1 week ago
  • Solo Speed Training in 700 Words
    Buy spikes. Buy Freelap Pro BT112. Find your constraints. How many days can you train fresh? If you have NO constraints, train Monday through Friday. Three speed workouts (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) and two X-Factor workouts. Never let today ruin tomorrow. Small doses stimulate, moderate doses inhibit, large doses kill. ... read more
    Source: SimpliFasterPublished on 02-07-20
    1 week ago
  • R Tips & Tricks: Summarizing & Visualizing Data
    Summarizing and visualizing your data is a critical first step of analysis. For new PhD students and those new to R, I’ve put together a few of the common approaches one might take when dealing with data. This tutorial covers: Manipulating/reshaping a data frame (from wide format to long format). ... read more
    Source: Patrick Ward – Optimum Sports PerformancePublished on 01-07-20
    1 week ago
  • How to make CLA gains “sticky”
    If I add a constraint to practice to take away (i.e., de-stabilize) a movement solution won’t the performer just return to using their old, familiar solution once the constraint is removed? This is a question I get asked a lot and indeed it is important issue both for the Constraints ... read more
    Source: Perception Action Podcast – Rob GrayPublished on 01-07-20
    1 week ago
  • Felipe Contepomi from Bristol beginnings to Leinster evolution
    The Argentina hero talks through his career since his early days of wowing – and joining – the crowd at Bristol Assessing the scene: Contepomi at Leinster training (Getty Images)Felipe Contepomi from Bristol beginnings to Leinster evolution That day at the Memorial Ground, Felipe Contepomi was unstoppable. In several …Continue ... read more
    Source: Rugby WorldPublished on 01-07-20
    1 week ago
  • The Stand-Off S1E05
    Sanjay and Brad take you through all the Rugby League action and important news ... read more
    Source: Driving MaulPublished on 01-07-20
    1 week ago
  • Si Nainby’s Deep Dive with guest Andre Quinn
    Si Nainby delivers a two-part podcast with Andre Quinn. He is Head of Athletic Performance at Cavan GAA. He was previously a strength and conditioning coach at London Irish and sport scientist at Harlequins.1. The commute. 30 minutes with Andre to pull out some coaching takeaways.2. The deep dive. In ... read more
    Source: Rugby Coach Weekly – Dan CottrellPublished on 01-07-20
    1 week ago
  • Applying Ockham’s Razor to Coaching
    William of Ockham was a 14th century English philosopher who is famous for his ideas in the category of metaphysical nominalism. (Please, don't stop reading. I swear there is some decent content here.) His most famous concept is "Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitate," which in English means, "More ... read more
    Source: SimpliFasterPublished on 01-07-20
    1 week ago
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