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!

  • New Psychology Today Post: Healthy Body and a Sound Mind? Does Physical Fitness Improve Cognition?
    The Roman poet Juvenile popularised the motto “a sound mind in a healthy body”).  But is this really the case?  What is the relationship between physical health and mental power, and why does it matter for schools?I've just published the latest contribution to my Psychology Today column: Healthy Body and ... read more
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  • Fitness testing is a waste of time (part 2)
    A week ago I wrote a blog post about why I thought fitness testing was a waste of time. Now that I have finally been able to clear the pile of subsequent hate mail from my door, I shall venture [...] CONTINUE READING The post Fitness testing is a ... read more
    Source: Keir Wenham-Flatt – Rugby Strength CoachPublished on 02-07-14
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  • Integrating different tracking systems in football
    Buchheit, M., Poon, T.K., Allen A., Modonutti, M.,  Gregson, W., and Di Salvo V. Integrating different tracking systems in football: multiple camera semi-automatic system, local position measurement and GPS technologies. J Sports Sci, 2014, In press. For 50 free reprints try here Abstract During the past decade substantial development ... read more
    Source: Martin BuchheitPublished on 02-07-14
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  • Changes in repeated-sprint performance in relation to change in locomotor profile in highly-trained young soccer players
    How to use changes in non soccer-specific locomotor entities (i.e., maximal aerobic and sprinting speeds) to predict changes in performance that is believed to be soccer specific (although I have my doubts too!) Buchheit, M. and Mendez-Villanueva, A., Changes in repeated-sprint performance in relation to change in locomotor profile in ... read more
    Source: Martin BuchheitPublished on 27-06-14
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  • Watch and learn
    Using your learning edge Part 6 – Watch and learn Jeff Mitchell – Community Sport Advisor – Sport Auckland  You need a range of tools if you are to be continuously learning. Observation, where you watch and analyse another coach delivering, is another tool that you can use to learn ... read more
    Source: Jeff Mitchell – Coach GrowthPublished on 27-06-14
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  • Fitness testing is a waste of time (part 1)
    Fitness testing is a waste of time. Specifically conventional fitness tests like 1RM testing, rep maximums, the yoyo test, the RAST and any other assessment where you physically have to perform a maximal effort, are a waste of time. There, [...] CONTINUE READING The post Fitness testing is a ... read more
    Source: Keir Wenham-Flatt – Rugby Strength CoachPublished on 24-06-14
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  • The power of a well-chosen image; EEG measures of brain activity and exercise
    This picture: …occasionally does the rounds on Twitter, often spurred by tweets from the kind of evidence-phobic accounts that publish whole lists of mind-blowing ‘facts’, at least 50% of which are made up. This picture has also spurred about a billion blog posts (like here, here and here), somewhat ... read more
    5 years ago
  • Make the Familiar Strange: one action that can transform your coaching
    I have recently achieved an amazing thing, and I feel very proud of myself.  In fact, as I walked away from the encounter with a broad grin on my face, I found myself doing that least English of all things: I punched the air!So what have I done?  I've opened ... read more
    5 years ago
  • A quick guide to single leg training
    A quick one today on the value of single leg training for rugby: In case you didn’t know, single leg training is a vital component of any rugby strength and conditioning programme, and it offers a multitude of benefits to [...] CONTINUE READING The post A quick guide to ... read more
    Source: Keir Wenham-Flatt – Rugby Strength CoachPublished on 16-06-14
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  • New Column with Psychology Today
    I am delighted to report that I have recently started a: with the hugely popular psychology today magazine!The focus of the column is the relationship between sport, physical activity and learning.I will continue to publish entries to Talking Education and Sport.  And in the meantime, please do check out my ... read more
    5 years ago
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