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Monitoring Training and Stress in Young Athletes

We are delighted to feature this guest blog from Mike Hamlin, Richard Deuchrass and Hoani Smith of Lincoln University, New...

Coach Feedback – How important is it?

Feedback is the breakfast of champions. – Ken Blanchard The coach-athlete relationship is probably the most important relationship in sport....

The importance of goal setting for athletes

  When it comes to the fine margins between success and failure at elite sport level, it is acknowledged that...

Sleep should be part of your training plan

Asking athletes to play on minimal sleep is the same as asking them to “play with one hand tied behind...

Why athletes should monitor stress?

Stress, as we all know, is part of every athlete’s life. Whether you are attempting to execute a play to...

Monitoring Session RPE can improve performance

The value of Session-RPE (session-rating of perceived exertion) to coaches and athletes has been highlighted once again in a study...

Why should you use an athlete monitoring system such as Metrifit with your team?

In the modern sporting world, the gap between winning and losing can come down to fractions of seconds, millimeters, or...

The personality traits that help athletes overcome pressure

The personality traits that help athletes overcome pressure

How many times have we looked at an elite athlete and thought that pressure doesn’t affect them and concluded that...

Session-RPE is an easy and effective method of monitoring training load

When it comes to preparing athletes for competition, the effective monitoring of training load is the one of the most...

The importance of knowing when an athlete has reached load limit

One of the greatest challenges faced by an athlete and coach is not necessarily among those they face on the...

Coach leadership style can influence injury rate among elite players

When things go wrong for an athlete or a team, supporters can be very quick to point the finger at...

Listening to your body clock can help improve performance

In all walks of life we know people who perform better at different times of the day and whether it...

Value of monitoring all aspects of an athlete’s routine

A recently published report entitled Injuries, risk factors, consequences and injury perceptions in adolescent elite athletes has once again shone...

Tips to help you start an exercise program

In last week’s blog we looked at research that indicates how taking a small amount of exercise on a weekly...

Exercise helps reduce the risk of depression

World Mental Health Day on October 10 was used to raise awareness of mental health issues across the globe and...

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