Coaching Matters: Around the web December 2016 Week 3

Coaching Matters, a round-up of the articles I have found interesting in the past week relating to coaching, sport science, physical preparation and skill acquisition. 

Happy Christmas! Despite all the festive joy it was another very controversial week in sport. Sir Dave Brailsford appeared before a Commons Select Committee and may have misled MPs, a review of George North’s concussion found non compliance with guidelines prompting further review by World Rugby, Denny Solomona and Johan Goosen retired but Solomona signed for Sale in a code switch and Goosen has been linked with Gloucester, finally Andrew Coombs had his medical insurance revoked by Newport Gwent Dragons without any notice or option to take up the policy himself. Plenty of other great articles to enjoy too so tuck in with a mince pie and a glass of something tasty.

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Don’t forget to check out the Coaching Matters Live Round Up Tool, all the previous Coaching Matters blogs, my Notes From blogs of various lectures/CPD I have attended and various random thoughts on coaching.

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Simon Nainby is an Accredited Strength & Conditioning Coach and Tutor, Sports Massage Therapist, RFU Level II coach and an Assistant Athletics Coach. He has worked for a number of professional and semi-professional teams and he currently acts as a coaching consultant through Underground Athletics to a wide range of athletes from rugby players to Olympic Lifters. He provides physical preparation training and support in order to maximise sports performance. This consists of strength, speed and power training combined with recovery support to create a periodised programme which is essential for athletes to perform to their potential.

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