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!

  • How does the Principle of ‘Deliberate Practice’ apply to the coaching of Rugby Union…? Part iii
    ‘Principle of Attack’: Run ‘Hard and Fast into Space’ “The real challenge then of a coach is to design and plan ‘Conditioned Games’ that provide players to apply their understanding of the Principles of Play…in game-like situations…so the players work on and improve their decision making skills through ‘Game ... read more
    Source: Nick Hill CoachingPublished on 07-02-15
    4 years ago
  • How does the Principle of ‘Deliberate Practice’ apply to the coaching of Rugby Union..? Part ii
    Principles of Play: Games Understanding i.e. How you play…? So how can you identify the most important things to practise…? How many coaches really know why tries are scored…? How many coaches really know why tries are conceded…? If you know the answers to these two questions then you have ... read more
    Source: Nick Hill CoachingPublished on 07-02-15
    4 years ago
  • How does the Principle of ‘Deliberate Practice’ apply to the coaching of Rugby Union…? Part i
    So lets look at a definition of ‘Deliberate Practice': “It is activity designed specifically to improve performance, often with a teacher’s help; it can be repeated a lot; feedback and results is continuously available; it’s highly demanding mentally, whether the activity is purely intellectual or heavily physical; and it isn’t ... read more
    Source: Nick Hill CoachingPublished on 07-02-15
    4 years ago
  • Come from behind victories…with 0.1s left on the game clock…
    What is it that makes teams come back and win a match with the final play…the final drive…of a game…a match…? What environment allows the team to perform to the best of its ability…to produce this outcome…time and again…? What leadership is in place to make…to allow…this happen…? What can ... read more
    Source: Nick Hill CoachingPublished on 07-02-15
    4 years ago
  • 7 ways to generate intensity in your coaching
    I recently recorded an interview with Jeremy Boone from the 'Coach Your Best' podcast (check it out atwww.athletebydesign.com). Afterwards Jeremy forwarded me this question that he had recieved from a High School Athletic Director..."Do you have 3-5 strategies for how to best raise the intensity of a practice for a ... read more
    Source: Stuart Armstrong – The Talent EquationPublished on 07-02-15
    4 years ago
  • Mentors: Real & Virtual
    Both Real and Virtual… What is a Mentor…? “an experienced and trusted adviser; an experienced person in a company or educational institution who trains and counsels new employees or students; regular meetings between mentor and trainee help guide young engineers through their early years.” (www.oxforddictionaries.com) “1. a wise and trusted ... read more
    Source: Nick Hill CoachingPublished on 06-02-15
    4 years ago
  • Talent Spotting/Talent Identification: Is there a difference…?
    What is ‘Talent Spotting’…? Talent:- natural aptitude or skill. people possessing natural aptitude or skill. (www.oxforddictionaries.com) Spotting:- see, notice, or recognize (someone or something) that is difficult to detect or that one is searching for. recognize that (someone) has a particular talent, especially for sport or show business. (www.oxforddictionaries.com) What ... read more
    Source: Nick Hill CoachingPublished on 06-02-15
    4 years ago
  • #WarmUp | The Science of Post Activation Potentation | By @YLMSportScience
    Source: Yann Le Meur – Sport Science InfographicsPublished on 06-02-15
    4 years ago
  • Workload: A Load Off My Mind
    In order to reduce workload the Government has decided to do nothing to reduce workload. This will come as a relief to many hard pressed, end of tether teachers, who were fearing free time to spend with their friends and family as they haven’t seen them for so long ... read more
    Source: Martin Robinson – Surreal AnarchyPublished on 06-02-15
    4 years ago
  • Prisoners
    Ofsted judges schools to be 1,2,3,4 (‘Outstanding’, ‘Good’, ‘Requires Improvement’ or ‘Bloody Awful, Sort it Out! (Inadequate)). Many school leaders, teachers, children and parents baulk at this, knowing full well the system is flawed and that a number or an equivalent word cannot reflect the complexity of what a school ... read more
    Source: Martin Robinson – Surreal AnarchyPublished on 06-02-15
    4 years ago
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