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!

  • Why “Gladwell’s” 10,000 rule is just plain wrong.
    The battle over nature versus nurture in expert performance is a never-ending one.  It seems as we have shifted back and froth between seemingly extreme views of deterministic gene views and Gladwell popularized 10,000 hours of deliberate practice. Of course no one believes it is an either/or question, even if ... read more
    Source: Steve Magness – Science of RunningPublished on 13-03-14
    6 years ago
  • Why Breakthroughs can be dangerous? The Set Point Theory of Fatigue
    First off, Thank you so much to all of you who have continued to make my new book, The Science of Running, a success. I cannot express how grateful I am for all of you who helped make it a ... read more
    Source: Steve Magness – Science of RunningPublished on 03-03-14
    6 years ago
  • Why Breakthroughs can be dangerous? The Set Point Theory of Fatigue
    First off, Thank you so much to all of you who have continued to make my new book, The Science of Running, a success. I cannot express how grateful I am for all of you who helped make it a success and wrote, emailed, or tweeted at me. I’ll have ... read more
    Source: Steve Magness – Science of RunningPublished on 03-03-14
    6 years ago
  • how to win more medals…a guest-post from Matt Jordan
    This is another guest-post from my Canadian Sport Scientist and Strength Coach Matt Jordan.  He last wrote a couple of weeks back, and his thoughts on sport science were very well-received.  This post is response to a fairly recent article that gained quite a bit of traction in the Canadian media - mainly because it was written by Brett ... read more
    Source: Stuart McMillan Speed StrengthPublished on 03-03-14
    6 years ago
  • “The machine that goes ping” & the (increasingly) forgotten link in youth talent development
    I’d like to start this blog entry with a pause for your own thoughts and also to watch a classic Monty Python clip. Firstly consider YOUR sporting journey and what social factors (school, parents, family, peers, geographical location, clubs etc) had a mediating effect on it. Secondly, consider that these ... read more
    6 years ago
  • random thoughts from Sochi…
    The Games have been over for a few days now - my plan was always to give a pretty thorough debrief of my experience - alas, the sport got in the way, and I was unable to write as much as I could.  Instead, I will share some brief thoughts on the Games ... read more
    Source: Stuart McMillan Speed StrengthPublished on 27-02-14
    6 years ago
  • Six strategies for improving learning in sport
    My last blog entry offered a perspective on learning using, as a case study, fighting sports. But the basic principles apply to any skill learning situation.In a nutshell, my argument was:1) The best way to learn how to do something is to do it. 2) The closer practice activities resemble the ... read more
    6 years ago
  • Nursery Rhyme Talent Development*
    So, Identifying talent is becoming a business with books written, speakers booked and theories aplenty. Sadly none with any real substantive – or peer reviewed – evidence. It appears to be a way of earning money and selling ideas with no real acknowledgment of the reality and complexity of talent ... read more
    6 years ago
  • ‘fourth sucks’…a guest-post from Jeremiah Barnert
    Google 'fourth place finish', and you will find a myriad of quotes from athletes.  Most make reference to it being the hardest place to finish - so close to a medal, you can taste it...but not quite close enough.  The psychology behind this is interesting, and can hopefully guide a future post. ... read more
    Source: Stuart McMillan Speed StrengthPublished on 23-02-14
    6 years ago
  • The Science of Running Book NOW AVAILABLE! 48hr special giveaway!
    The Science of Running book is available NOW! Buy Hard Copy! Buy Kindle Version! What it looks like: Why you should buy? I hate doing the “sales” thing. But one of the reasons I’m asking readers, who are interested, to buy ... read more
    Source: Steve Magness – Science of RunningPublished on 18-02-14
    6 years ago
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