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!

  • Protecting the rugby player’s head – the paradox of tackler height and head injury
    Why a red card? The tackle shown to the right saw New Zealand’s Scott Barrett sent off this past weekend against Australia, and it has triggered substantial discussion. The red card was the result of the application of a new World Rugby High Tackle Sanction Framework by referees, ... read more
    Source: Ross Tucker – The Science of SportPublished on 13-08-19
    1 month ago
  • Breakaway Running & Debate—The Politics of Strength Training for Speed
    [mashshare] By Ken Jakalski Back when I taught forensics, I used to tell my students that they needed to understand their opponent’s argument just as well—if not better—than their own. In the sports realm, an ongoing issue coaches continue to debate is strength training as it relates to both ... read more
    Source: SimpliFasterPublished on 13-08-19
    1 month ago
  • Equipment Needs for Setting Up a Youth Athletic Development Program
    [mashshare] By Jeremy Frisch The purpose of this article is to explain the equipment and setup needs for an authentic youth athletic development program. In my training facility, training young athletes is not simply just an extra revenue stream. Athletic development for the youth athlete is what we do! ... read more
    Source: SimpliFasterPublished on 12-08-19
    1 month ago
  • Finally….
    I almost started to feel guilty, having neglected my blog for such a long time, but there is time to collect and the time to share. In this very moment I entered a new phase in my “career” if you want to call it that way. As you might have ... read more
    1 month ago
  • I don’t know…
    Whether you like to admit it or not, uncertainty exists in ALL aspects of ALL healthcare, especially when dealing with pain. There is uncertainty in our assessments, our diagnoses, our prognoses, and of course our treatments. Being uncertain in healthcare occurs a lot, but conversely, not many healthcare professionals are ... read more
    Source: Adam Meakins – The Sports PhysioPublished on 11-08-19
    1 month ago
  • A Digital Video Games Approach is not ‘just’ gamification.
    A Digital Video Games Approach is not ‘just’ gamification. Both approaches try to answer the question “How do you get someone to learn something long, hard and complex, and yet enjoy it?” by using video games design as a potential source of inspiration. What are they? Gamification is an approach ... read more
    Source: Sporticus – Drowning in the ShallowPublished on 11-08-19
    1 month ago
  • The Truth About Building Aerobic Capacity in Sport
    [mashshare] By Carl Valle I am not sure what is causing coaches to step away from conditioning athletes, but the “less is more” philosophy or overreaction to recovery is creating a dark age in energy system development. Over the last year, several coaches have asked me if they should ... read more
    Source: SimpliFasterPublished on 10-08-19
    1 month ago
  • Learning from Cutting-Edge Motorsport Training with Jeff Richter
    When strength coach Jeff Richter starting training IndyCar drivers and pit crew members nine years ago, it was the first time in his career that he had no experience with what his athletes experience. By asking questions and listening to the answers, he learned the necessary context to develop his ... read more
    Source: SimpliFasterPublished on 09-08-19
    1 month ago
  • Guest article: Prof Erik Boye on the bias in power in anti-doping
    This is a guest post. Something I’d love to host more of in the future. So if you’re reading this and thinking “I’d sure like to have a say on Topic XYZ”, then feel free to email me at, and if the pitch sounds right, and it’s a topic ... read more
    Source: Ross Tucker – The Science of SportPublished on 08-08-19
    1 month ago
  • The Conundrum of Using Strength and Conditioning Software
    [mashshare] By Carl Valle If you are a strength and conditioning coach, and you write workouts for athletes, it’s likely you use a software system to construct training sessions. If this is the case, you may also be one of the many coaches frustrated by the slow progress of ... read more
    Source: SimpliFasterPublished on 07-08-19
    1 month ago
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