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....

Long Term Athlete Development – Does it work?

One of the big challenges involved in being a coach of young athletes is knowing when to introduce a specific...

Goal setting can give athletes an extra edge

The ability of an athlete to perform at the top level of their given sport depends largely on their physical...

Symptoms of Overtraining

Overtraining is an issue that has been discussed and debated by sports professionals at many different levels. This syndrome has...

A look at recovery techniques for the athlete

When dealing with athletic performance there is often a primary focus on training but rest and recovery although often overlooked...

When Parents become too pushy in Sport

“If I didn’t practice well my dad made me run home behind the car”, Richard Krajicek As everyone knows, parents...

The Sky is the Limit – Altitude Training

Over the past number of weeks we have looked at some of the most contemporary Sport Science topics in today’s...

Athlete Recovery Part 1: Keep on Rolling!

In an ideal sporting world, it would be great to have a personal masseuse on tap 24/7 to give a...

Yoga & Pilates in modern day Sport

Yoga & Pilates in modern day Sport

For many years, Yoga & Pilates has often been associated with females as a recreational activity. However, contemporary sports people...

Research Shows That EPL Requires A More Fit And Technical Player

Research Shows That EPL Requires A More Fit And Technical Player

Widely recognized as the top soccer league in the world, the English Premier League (EPL) has evolved significantly in the...

Sports drinks, energy bars and gels – Just how useful and effective are they?

Sports Drinks have been around for a lot longer than most people would think. In fact Gatorade was developed in...

What have we learned from this year’s World Cup?

What have we learned from this year’s World Cup?

This summer’s tournament ended with Germany emerging victorious, and in doing so, they became the first team outside of South...

The Perfect Recipe for an Athlete Monitoring System

What are the key ingredients that come together to produce an athlete monitoring platform that adequately serves athletes and coaches...

Roadblocks to Athlete Monitoring

In some of our previous blogs, we have detailed some of the benefits of athlete monitoring and how it can...

What should a coach really know about his athletes to help improve performance?

Communication is key in any coach – athlete relationship. The coach needs to know valuable information from his / her...

Coaches Know More About Their Cars Than Their Players

Coaches Know More About Their Cars Than Their Players

As strange as it may sound, when it comes to performance and health, many coaches can manage their cars better...

At What Age should Children Specialise in Sport?

Following on from my blog on talent identification in sport, a comparable topic that has many similarities is the idea...

Finding a Future Star

“Natural ability without education has more often attained to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.” – Cicero (106...

Why should I log?

Success is no accident.  It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you...

Finding A Diamond In The Rough

Imagine if you were given the task to find the next John Terry, Andy Murray or Katie Taylor.  You know...