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!

  • The Path of Areté
    A little story; many years ago in Ancient Greece a young Hercules was at a personal crossroads, like many approaching adulthood, he needed to decide how he would approach life – by the path of virtue or the path of vice. He went out to a quiet place and ... read more
    Source: Tom Farrow – Arete PerformancePublished on 05-04-15
    5 years ago
  • Little Victories
    by Erik ImlerAs youth soccer coaches/administrators, we have many jobs to do.  We are responsible for organizing a group, running quality training sessions, instructing players, communicating with parents, setting schedules, lining fields, being the first to arrive and the last to leave, etc, etc. But our most important job - the ... read more
    Source: Can’t Pass Can’t PlayPublished on 05-04-15
    5 years ago
  • Holism – The Sum of Any Systems Parts Creates Something More Than Its Component Parts
    A recent and perhaps much needed debate in South Africa on the role of icons of the past in the makeup of its history and culture got me thinking of one of South Africa’s greatest statesmen, Jan Smuts, and some astonishing theoretical writing he did that had a major influence ... read more
    5 years ago
  • Protected: UNESCO QPE Guidelines
    This post is password protected. You must visit the website and enter the password to continue reading. ... read more
    Source: Sporticus – Drowning in the ShallowPublished on 04-04-15
    5 years ago
  • How Free? Roger Scruton and Michaela Free School
    In what way should schools be free? In the Spectator there is a fascinating interview with Roger Scruton, here’s an excerpt: “The big battle to maintain a proper educational system which will be continuous with the old curriculum and passing on what we have while adapting to all the changes, that big ... read more
    Source: Martin Robinson – Surreal AnarchyPublished on 04-04-15
    5 years ago
  • The Value of Futsal
    by soccercoach@email.com for The Soccer Coach FraternityI recently had a conversation with another youth coach that had a very strong opinion about the limited relation that small sided futsal games had to the full sided game.  He was quite serious and felt the futsal games had little game application for his players, and did ... read more
    Source: Can’t Pass Can’t PlayPublished on 04-04-15
    5 years ago
  • Epidemiology of injury in soccer | By @YLMSportScience
    Source: Yann Le Meur – Sport Science InfographicsPublished on 04-04-15
    5 years ago
  • Rugby Counter Attack|Committed Support
    There are, of course, a number of pre requisite inclusions for an effective counter attack movement in rugby. The clip below will highlight the importance of committed support, that enables attacking pressure (and options) to be sustained beyond the first ruck after receiving the ball. In particular observe the following: ... read more
    Source: Stuart Lierich – Kick CoachingPublished on 04-04-15
    5 years ago
  • Rugby Counter Attack|Committed Support
    There are, of course, a number of pre requisite inclusions for an effective counter attack movement in rugby. The clip below will highlight the importance of committed support, that enables attacking pressure (and options) to be sustained beyond the first ruck after receiving the ball. In particular observe the following: ... read more
    Source: Stuart Lierich – Kick CoachingPublished on 04-04-15
    5 years ago
  • George North|Try From A Wide Cross Field Kick
    Ok. Yes, we all know that George finished the play in this clip (below), but it was the work from his scrum half & fly half that initiated the play and executed with precision. I’ll go as far to say, that this is yet another example of a great team ... read more
    Source: Stuart Lierich – Kick CoachingPublished on 04-04-15
    5 years ago
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