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!

  • Something for your parents – youth sport.
    Stumbled across this little gem, you might want to share this with your parents, specifically those new teams or at the start of next season. This for me is what grassroots sport is about and the last two verses sum it up well. A Parent Talks to a Child Before the ... read more
    Source: Nick Levett – Youth Football DevelopmentPublished on 13-04-12
    8 years ago
  • Mixing changes everything
    This is an interesting concept for any of those have a preponderance for getting all of training out of the way in one almighty session each day. http://journals.lww.com/acsm-msse/Abstract/publishahead/Aerobic_Exercise_Alters_Skeletal_Muscle_Molecular.98702.aspx Most athletes have a programme of endurance, sprint/anaerobic and resistance training. Often to get it all in in a given week, coaches ... read more
    Source: Steve Ingham – Sport SciencePublished on 08-04-12
    8 years ago
  • Stress, Caffeine, recovery, and the immune system
    I just started writing articles for Competitor.com and the first one went up today.  In it I take a look at the negative side of taking Caffeine pre-race or workout.  Caffeine is generally thought of as only a performance enhancer, which ... read more
    Source: Steve Magness – Science of RunningPublished on 27-03-12
    8 years ago
  • Stress, Caffeine, recovery, and the immune system
    I just started writing articles for Competitor.com and the first one went up today.  In it I take a look at the negative side of taking Caffeine pre-race or workout.  Caffeine is generally thought of as only a performance enhancer, which it does well, but there are drawbacks if you chronically ... read more
    Source: Steve Magness – Science of RunningPublished on 27-03-12
    8 years ago
  • Children and some reasons behind ‘Play’ – Part 2
    Part of the discussions with the young people has been to hear their views on winning and losing and I’m sure what you are going to see will resonate with some of your own experiences. Firstly, this article extends from the previous blog post on ‘Children and Play‘ so please ... read more
    Source: Nick Levett – Youth Football DevelopmentPublished on 27-03-12
    8 years ago
  • Get it through the sticks – thinking about goal kicking performance in Australian football
    Get it through the sticks - thinking about goal kicking performance in Australian footballThe footy season has started and goal-kicking has been on mind. Specifically, the factors that affect goal kicking performance and the implications they have on the preparation of players for this task. This is not a straight ... read more
    Source: Shane Pill – Learning through SportPublished on 27-03-12
    8 years ago
  • Children and some reasons behind ‘Play’ – Part 1
    One of the interesting discussions I have around the country, often with coaches and other adults involved in grassroots football, is why do children play football? When I share my views this often traverses into tangents from adults, denying the belief in research we have done or thinking that, for ... read more
    Source: Nick Levett – Youth Football DevelopmentPublished on 21-03-12
    8 years ago
  • Nature v Nurture: Either or both…
    This week saw the performance of an athlete in an elite football setting that marvelled many of us - Messi. And it was far from messy. It was composed, creative and captivating prompting many debates from radio to the pub - how do we create a player like that? Are ... read more
    Source: Nick Levett – Youth Football DevelopmentPublished on 09-03-12
    8 years ago
  • expert decision making in invasion game team sports
    Motor skill proficiency, tactical decision making and physical fitness distinguish the elite from the sub elite and recreational player. In my work I see a lot of sport coaching and teaching and while physical conditioning and motor skill training are present in just about every coaching session the less obvious quality ... read more
    Source: Shane Pill – Learning through SportPublished on 04-03-12
    8 years ago
  • Measuring Galvanic Skin Response….say what?
    Galvanic Skin Response….say what? If you read letsrun.com and look up anything about me I’ll be branded as some science only nut who relies on too much science and forgets the “old school” way.  If you were at my coaching ... read more
    Source: Steve Magness – Science of RunningPublished on 03-03-12
    8 years ago
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