The lock-down of the past few weeks has given ample opportunity for sports coaches and performance professionals (at all levels/grades) to contribute to the social media space. A popular topic has been athlete-monitoring, the data within and discussion in terms of methods, approaches, motivations, processes etc. A phrase that jumped out at one stage…

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US Congress on Capitol Hill is probably an unlikely place for coaches to pick up hints and pointers towards better personal performance. I’ve noticed however that allegedly smart and well-educated members of the Senate that are engaging with Mark Zuckerberg from Facebook are displaying a lack of skill in one area vital to the success…

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Our three articles so far have meandered on the topic of player/athlete monitoring with GPS technology. Let’s have a look now at our motivations and actions around data collection – some of my own learnings and those of experienced practitioners in GAA, rugby, football, hockey, lacrosse and basketball. When assessing data and creating insights be…

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We’ve recently been looking at some learnings – both my own over many years and from other coaches & performance staff – with a focus on the detail of getting the very maximum value from your investment in GPS monitoring for your team/club. With many clubs entering into this space it’s vital that staff at…

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When new fads arrive on the sports scene there are some early adapters and also a mass of coaches who need a little more convincing. So it was about in 2008 when performance monitoring using GPS technology first arrived on the scene. Since then this tool has evolved from being a very expensive moodily used…

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Football Coaching – Who’s wrong, Who’s right…..who cares??? Cowboys, Dutch eggs, clowns, clueless, charlatan. All phrases used in popular debate and discourse among the online football coaching community. Trawling through Twitter, FB and to a lesser extent Linkedin will unveil episodes of character and professional assassination to rival anything seen in what are considered the…

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Just how much is your training input dose?? Do we ever listen to ourselves in coaching sessions?? Nice article here from Vern Gambetta @coachgambetta on art of coaching http://www.functionalpathtrainingblog.com/2015/08/coach-john-wooden-a-twitter-coach.html

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Very often as coaches we seek the answers that evade us – more than any other time in history there is more data and more information than we can digest; nobody in uncontactable in the digital age; we could attend in person or on-line seminars for 24 hours per day. However rather than seeking answers…

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