John Wooden is a legend in the sport of Basketball. He was an All-American 3 times a s a player, he was the first person to inducted into the Hall of Fame as both a player and a coach and is largely regarded as one of the most successful sport coaches EVER.
John Wooden is a legend in the sport of Basketball. He was an All-American 3 times a s a player, he was the first person to inducted into the Hall of Fame as both a player and a coach and is largely regarded as one of the most successful sport coaches EVER. He won 10 NCAA championships in 12 years with UCLA. So, it’s fair to say he probably has a few good ideas on coaching…
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Music was an integral part of my childhood. When I say integral, I mean when you could walk you got handed an instrument. At the age of 3 (yes you read that right) I was given a cornet (small trumpet) and inducted into whatever band was practicing at the time. This was totally normal in my family. The youngest of 5, we had a guitarist, singer, bass player/pianist, drummer and myself. Legend has it, before I could talk, I was humming a Charlie Parker solo in the back seat of the car to the amazement of an onlooker.
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I’d heard a lot about this month’s book. Relentless was a book surrounded with a fair bit of hype due to the career of the Author Tim Grover and his worker with numerous high profile NBA stars…
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Child to Champion is a conference focussing on youth athletic development organized by James Baker at Proformance. Unfortunately, this year I was unable to attend, so I have asked Andy Bruce from ACB Coaching to give us a review of the key insights from the 2017 conference.
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Progressive overload is one of the key principles of strength and conditioning programmes..
Recently, I was contacted by another strength and conditioning coach specializing in youth athletes – Stephen Walsh. We then entered into a very useful discussion regarding when and how to progress individual exercises within S&C programs for young athletes. I thought this scenario is probably not isolated to only the two of us and may warrant further discussion!
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I was a classic early maturer, becoming a stand-out junior athlete across a range of sports, competing internationally
Dr Jonathan Griffin is the Head of Exercise Science at Fulham FC Academy and a former lecturer of mine at St Mary’s University.
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Phil Jackson was a highly sought after coach in his NBA career. Coach of the globally renowned Chicago Bulls during the Michael Jordan era
When you get the opportunity to read directly from one of the greatest coaches in NBA history…it’s probably a good idea to get stuck in!
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