Performance Alphabet – ‘A’ Very Good Place To Start

Get Your ‘A’ Game Together Lets start at the very beginning… and so the song goes. But the lyrics to the ‘Do-Re-Mi’ song hold a secret to the undercover world of sporting performance which lies right at the beginning of the Alphabet. 3 words starting with ‘A’ are fundamental to achieving great things as an athlete, and underpin the key …

Science & Football 2014

Science and Football Conference 2014 One of the highlights of the sports science and coaching calendar, the Science and Football Conference returns in 2014 with a lineup of presenters that equals and surpasses previous years. Now in its 4th year, the  has become the lead industry event for those working in both professional and elite football, yet has great learning for …

WOW! Brilliant from Gatorade

An amazing makeover to this team’s locker room in just one half of Basketball. And brilliant how NBA star Dwyane Wade came along to support the venture. How good would this be if it happened to a club like yours? <BACK TO BLOG>

RESOURCES: Momentum – Recognising and Controlling Influence

MANAGING MOMENTUM As a basic definition, momentum may be seen as something which has energy or drive. It has gained a degree of force behind it which may be added to or taken away. Momentum in sport can be seen in the competitive environment all the time. But often players, coaches and supporters do not recognise its influence, or when …

BLOG: High Tech Science

15 YEARS OF PROGRESSIVE CHANGE As I started out in Sports Science support in soccer, in it’s infancy (15 years ago), it would have been difficult to predict where the support systems employed by the staff at football clubs would develop to. Training grounds were effectively places for footballers to turn up, train, eat and depart from. A small gym …

RESOURCES: Coerver Coaching Method

THE COERVER METHOD The inspirational programme developed by Alfred Galustian and Charlie Cook nearly 30years ago still holds true today and is growing all the time. With hundreds of thousands of players having experienced the programme first hand, the Coerver Method is a proven method of improving the individual skill of individuals on the football pitch, as well as incorporating …

BLOG: Reviews News

POINTS OF REVIEWS – A LEARNING OPPORTUNITY With sales in almost 50 countries our reviews come in a variety of languages, which makes understanding them sometimes interesting. But we take the time to find out exactly the context of their meaning and where the users have recommendation of problems we try and action them as soon as possible in our …

RESOURCES: Performance Profiling Web

PERFORMANCE REVIEW AND GOAL SETTING All athletes, players and coaches should regularly look to review their performance levels with a view to making improvements in the future. This is a fundamental part of the learning feedback system in which we ask individuals or teams to prepare, perform and then review their output objectively. In the cold light of day a …

RESOURCES: Celebrating Individuality – Warm Up!

MARADONA – THE RELAXED ENTERTAINER Its one of the biggest games of the season, when coaches as much as players are on high alert. “Be focussed!” will come the shout; ‘Prepare properly!” and other rallying calls. Yet one man stands pretty much alone doing his ‘thing’. As one of the greatest players of all time, Diego Maradona depicts a relaxed …

RESOURCES: Close Season Football Preparation

OFF-SEASON: OFF-LOADING Following the demands of a competitive season, be they mental and/or physical ones, the close-season period provides the perfect antidote and is removes the stresses of detailed preparation for performance and instead paves the way to recuperation, regeneration and re-energising. For competitive athletes who are involved in professional or full-time training the initial thought is to take the …