a list of 10 ways to improve as a coach, ranked in order of time required…
The assumption of early specialization in 1 sport, is that by selecting a single sport to focus upon at an early age, the athlete will be able to excel to a higher level than if their attention or time was divided by participating in a number of sport.
I’ve just recently come across this fantastic free 3 part video series from Setanta College. It features Paudie Roche presenting on “Strength Training for Youth Athletes”. If you haven’t heard of Paudie Roche here is a small review:
In episode 2 of the “Ask the Expert” series, I interview Kris Greene – founder of “The Physical Training Company” based in Dubai.
This is a very interesting and thought provoking read. It provides a pretty candid view into the culture of one of the most successful sports teams of all time.
Time waits for no man…at least that’s how the saying goes. We all have time pressures. As an athlete you may be balancing the time required to train, study, socialise, relax, eat and sleep! As a coach you’re probably balancing time required to plan, deliver sessions, eat, sleep, maintain a relationship with your partner/kids as well as […]
Some time ago I attended a UKSCA pre-conference seminar/workshop on strength and conditioning for youth athletes. There were numerous speakers including Joel Brannigan – then Head of Strength & Conditioning at Northumbria University. His lecture gave an overview of his role and responsibilities as a University level S&C coach in the UK. At the time […]
Last night I had my first session providing strength and conditioning sessions working at a basketball club. I remember when having the initial discussions with the club, they asked “What is the ideal group size for you?”. I didn’t really give this much concern as in the past this hasn’t really been an option to […]