Coaching Matters: Around the web January 2017 week 2

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. 

I love the quote above by Ronaldinho (thanks for the recommendation Tom Farrow). As a young Coach I was more interested in being seen to do the right thing than being free to do what felt right. Fumbling to find my way it was easier to copy others but as you gain experience (in life and Coaching) you become happier in your own skin and find it easier to distinguish the music from the din of nonsense.  I study and interact with other coaches as often as I can with a view to hearing the music and doing it my way so the quote really resonates.

The whole point of this blog is sharing and interaction so if you have written or know of similar content that would be good for future posts then please let me know via Twitter @SiNainby.

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. If you like this type of round up also be sure to check Sporticus‘ series The PE Playbook – December 2016 Edition

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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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