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 …

RESOURCES: Motivating Movies

Sometimes images and sounds can come together to aid a team maintain high level performance, re-create belief when confidence is low or be used to show a sense of team. Here’s an example of one used by Norwich City in 2003/4 Championship winning seas Perhaps there’s a time for words, sometimes actions, perhaps music too! Layered with affirmative words and …

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions – The role of the Manager!

JUST A WORD… How many conversations or discussions are made with a boss/manager/colleague which begin with the immortal line ‘Just a word..’?! A simple enough request but one that inevitable means that at the end of the conversation the person collared will have to make a decision. Nor just the obvious starters; who, what, where, when, how but can, will, …

RESOURCES: 7 Stage of Injury Rehabilitation

CLASSIFICATION SCHEME: A 7 stage Injury Rehabilitation classification scheme is set out below which will allow both medical and coaching staff to plan for the return of players from injury to training and playing. At each stage the player has defined goals and the strategies used to achieve these goals are set out. While there is structure to this scheme, …

BLOG: RefCam – Getting Up Close & Personal

INSIDE THE GAME In the highly pumped world of professional sport, more often than not the one person to be mentioned above all others at the end of each match is the man or woman in the middle. Often the subject of ridicule, without the referee, there would be no matches. However the relationship between players, coaches and the ref …

RESOURCES: Promoting Longevity in Sport – Adaptability

GIVE ME LONG TERM SUCCESS – NOW! Time is of the essence; we want sustained success and we want it now! Fans across the world want silverware, titles and accolades and as they rest of the world is able to deliver instantly in the can-do, have-what-you-want, here-and-now culture, sport has unfortunately found itself reflecting society once more. At the end …

Nike – Make It Count

Saw this video while surfing the web and found it super inspirational and motivational! See how you find it! Lots of learning from the quotes and sayings! Most of all – Make It Count! <BACK TO BLOG>

Introducing i-Drills MultiSport and PhysED App

Despite having been pencilled in for development a number of years ago, when we pressed the button on development, within 6 weeks we were up-and-running with out test version of i-Drills MultiSport and PhysEd app. A fantastic app for those who work in a multi-sport environment or within education. Create, Store, Plan and Share practices with colleagues and CoachMates across …