Why I believe in process based coaching over outcome based coaching…
In episode 3 of the “Ask the Expert” series I interview John Pearce, founder of “The Handball Academy.”
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:
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 […]
In my opinion anyone who has anything to do with the development of children should read this book annually! I’m talking anyone involved in a sporting, academic or relational context
If you’re involved in sport at any level (particularly grassroots) then you’ve probably come across the 10,000 hour rule, developed by Anders Ericsson. In simplest form, this “rule” suggests that it takes 10 years or 10,000 hours of deliberate practice to achieve “mastery”. Since this suggestion has become widely publicised, it has become the foundation […]
Hi everyone, Firstly – welcome to the Fortius Training Blog!! The purpose of this blog is to provide information for anyone involved in the coaching and training of young athletes! Whether you are a parent of a child who loves sport, the coach of the local club’s Under 10’s side, or anyone involved in elite […]