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!

  • Cricket versus Barbarism
    Having just returned from watching the German Cup Final, with all of the diving, playing for fouls, and general gamesmanship that are often just accepted as part of the modern game, I find myself drifting towards one of my perennial ruminations about the place of "sport" in professional sport.  Then ... read more
    5 years ago
  • Coaching Young Children – It’s an investment for the future
    Coaching Younger ChildrenA shorter but hopefully helpful blog post today and it's about coaching young children in a specific way.By using facets of 'play' for children, allowing them to be creative, exploratory and imaginative is essential. By using a games-based approach to learning sport, ensuring the experience is as close to the ... read more
    Source: Nick Levett – Youth Football DevelopmentPublished on 15-05-14
    5 years ago
  • Five Books (not about Coaching) that can Transform your Coaching
    STOP PRESS: I am delighted to announce that Arton 'Float Sting ' Baleci and I are running a new course on learning - for coaches, teachers and other learners!For more information, and the register, please go to: http://t.co/hqdr4ksJPqIt seems to me that coaching, and teaching in general, are basically thinking ... read more
    5 years ago
  • doped…or duped?
    This past week, I was quoted both in the Guardian and in Sports Illustrated by journalists Sean Ingle and David Epstein, respectively.  The topic: doping.  And specifically the latest controversy surrounding our sport: the seemingly overly lenient ban of just 12 months for sprinter Tyson Gay.  “...no sane person can find justification ... read more
    Source: Stuart McMillan Speed StrengthPublished on 12-05-14
    5 years ago
  • The POWER of using ‘Teaching Games for Understanding’…
    Setting the Scene This is the 3rd Basico Group of Old Boys Escaleta…the U9 age group where the boys are 8 and 9 years old. It is the first part of the Escaleta season, March and April, which is before the school’s season, May to September. The second part is ... read more
    Source: Nick Hill CoachingPublished on 04-05-14
    5 years ago
  • Comment on Physiological, psychometric and performance effects of the Christmas break in Australian Football by Fábio Nakamura
    Nice paper mate. Suggest you to measure the recovery associated with no-match weekend vs. match weekend. We have some pilot observations showing that passive weekend is able to increase HRV and reduce stress symptoms in handball players. ... read more
    Source: Martin BuchheitPublished on 03-05-14
    5 years ago
  • Comment on Physiological, psychometric and performance effects of the Christmas break in Australian Football by Fábio Nakamura
    Nice paper mate. Suggest you to measure the recovery associated with no-match weekend vs. match weekend. We have some pilot observations showing that passive weekend is able to increase HRV and reduce stress symptoms in handball players. ... read more
    Source: Martin BuchheitPublished on 03-05-14
    5 years ago
  • Twitter and the ‘power’ of Blogs: Why start Blogging…?
    Twitter and the ‘power’ of Blogs: Why start Blogging…?What is Blogging…? a personal website or web page on which an individual records opinions, links to other sites, etc. on a regular basis add new material to or regularly update a blog write about (an event, situation, topic, etc.) in a blog (www.oxforddictionaries.com)“Blogging is a very creative thing ... read more
    Source: Nick Hill CoachingPublished on 02-05-14
    5 years ago
  • The Psychology of mental toughness- Willpower, self-control, and decision making
    In the sport of distance running, we are used to embracing the idea of mental toughness. Whether it’s embraced through your standard Steve Prefontaine quote about guts and glory, or from the recent front running, make everyone suffer tactics of ... read more
    Source: Steve Magness – Science of RunningPublished on 01-05-14
    5 years ago
  • The Psychology of mental toughness- Willpower, self-control, and decision making
                In the sport of distance running, we are used to embracing the idea of mental toughness. Whether it’s embraced through your standard Steve Prefontaine quote about guts and glory, or from the recent front running, make everyone suffer tactics of marathoner Shalane Flanagan, runners take pride in their ability ... read more
    Source: Steve Magness – Science of RunningPublished on 01-05-14
    5 years ago
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