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!

  • Owning the Intangibles in the Strength and Conditioning Profession with Mark Watts
    [mashshare] Freelap Friday Five with Mark Watts Mark Watts is a fifth-grade school teacher and U8 Girls Soccer coach in Columbus, Ohio. Watts was formerly the Director of Education at and the host of the Elitefts Sports Performance Podcast. He has a master’s degree in exercise ... read more
    Source: SimpliFasterPublished on 13-04-18
    2 weeks ago
  • Monitoring players’ readiness using predicted heart rate responses to football drills – legacy of Nick Broad
    Nick Broad was an exceptional man who inspired a whole generation of sports scientists and nutritionists the world over. Four years after his loss, Nick is still with us in the office. Our daily work at the club wouldn’t be the same without his legacy. As some of you may ... read more
    Source: Martin BuchheitPublished on 12-04-18
    2 weeks ago
  • Seven Steps to Land a College Roster Spot
    [mashshare] By Bryan Drotar Are your athletes counting on you to help them find a college roster spot? As coaches, our athletes view us as experts. We may not know everything about the recruiting process, but we do have an obligation to give our athletes encouragement, and ... read more
    Source: SimpliFasterPublished on 12-04-18
    2 weeks ago
  • The irony of Moneyball
    The irony of Moneyball is that it is a story, and the Oakland A’s management hated stories. That story is now well-told: The antagonists – old school scouts – used narratives (“ugly girlfriend”, “presence”, “a tools guy”) to draw conclusions on players. The protagonists – Bill James, Billy Beane and ... read more
    Source: 21st ClubPublished on 12-04-18
    2 weeks ago
  • Comment on 5 Training Tips for the Developing High Jump Athlete: Part II by Cheyenne Fairless
    Hey, So i have been a high jumper for 3 years now and my pr in 8th grade was 4’6 but i am a freshman now and ever since the beginning of the track season, i haven’t been able to jump anything over 4’0. My coach and i work ... read more
    Source: Just Fly Sports PerformancePublished on 12-04-18
    2 weeks ago
  • Sudden Cardiac Death in Athletes – a brief overview
    Sudden cardiac death is the subject of my latest #fourminutemull, and it’s a lousy, horrible, no-good topic.  It gets discussed, or though about, in the most tragic of circumstances, because it invariably means that a young, athletic person has died participating in sport.  Everything else is made trivial by comparison. ... read more
    Source: Ross Tucker – The Science of SportPublished on 11-04-18
    2 weeks ago
  • The Top Sports Training Gear Picks for 2018
    [mashshare] By Carl Valle Last year, SimpliFaster’s apparel guide was a hit for training and recovery, and thousands of readers learned more about what was available on the market. This article focuses on the best stuff you should bring with you when you train, whether you just ... read more
    Source: SimpliFasterPublished on 11-04-18
    2 weeks ago
  • Rugby bullshit: simulation is not specificity
    I was recently sent the following video of two exercises which purported to develop scrum specific strength for rugby: Specific? So what do I think? Well, let’s revisit the concept of specificity. The whole point of athletic training is to [...] CONTINUE READING The post Rugby bullshit: simulation is ... read more
    Source: Keir Wenham-Flatt – Rugby Strength CoachPublished on 10-04-18
    2 weeks ago
  • Using Neurology to Build Athletic Monsters: Just Fly Performance Podcast #93 Dan Fichter
    Today’s episode features performance coach Dan Fichter.  Dan is the owner of WannaGetFast, a sports performance business in Rochester, NY, and is one of the most innovative and educated coaches in the field.  Dan’s knowledge of the neurological aspects of training is on another level. His work comes out of ... read more
    Source: Just Fly Sports PerformancePublished on 10-04-18
    2 weeks ago
  • The Path to Ball Mastery with Techne Futbol
    [mashshare] By Yael Averbuch It all started because I did what I always do when I’m a bit “down” or lonely—I grabbed my soccer ball and went out to find a wall to kick off of. In my typical fashion, I got obsessed trying to master some ... read more
    Source: SimpliFasterPublished on 10-04-18
    2 weeks ago
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