Our Most Popular Blogs of 2014: Six of the Best
As the end of 2014 looms, we thought it would be a good time to look back at our most popular blog content this year.
We’d also like to say a huge thank you to all our guest bloggers who’ve given up their time to share their expertise with us during the past 12 months.
Without further ado, here are our most popular blog posts of 2014 (in no particular order).
How Developing Emotional Intelligence Can Improve Your Coaching (Part 1)
Written by David Doran of S4P Coaching, this post provides a great introduction to Emotional Intelligence and how applying it can make you a better coach.
How you react to certain situations as a coach can have a massive effect on team morale and player performance. Read more about Emotional Intelligence
4 Simple Ways to Monitor Athlete Wellbeing and Avoid Overtraining
Dr Kevin Sprouse of Provision Sports Medicine and Team Garmin-Sharp Pro Cycling shared his considerable expertise and experience on how to avoid overtraining your athletes.
This post has great, easy-to-follow advice on sleeping patterns, communication and two other important factors. Read the full article on wellbeing and overtraining now
Transitioning from Player to Coach
Ex-Scotland rugby international Bruce Douglas blogged about his experience going from a player to a coach. He’s currently got two coaching jobs in Wales and his post proved very popular on Twitter as it clearly struck a chord with many other about to make the same leap. Find out how Bruce is finding his new role as a coach
Rugby Union – Coaching a Wide to Wide Attack
Rugby coach Matthew Bebbington takes an informed look at how Union sides can improve their attacking options by using the full width of the pitch rather than playing narrow and relying on brute force to make ground. Learn more about how to instil this philosophy in your players
How to Kick Return in Rugby Union
Matthew Bebbington has another entry in our top six blog posts. In this article he explains how his team Stockport RUFC had great success with a particular kick return strategy. If you’re looking for some ideas for your side, check out the full article and look forward to better results
Conditioning for Strength and Power Sports: Will Cardio Make me Weaker?
Strength and conditioning coach Marc Keys outlines a 4 week programme to increase the aerobic fitness of strength and power athletes such as weightlifters. He also explodes some of the most common myths around this topic. Find out if cardio will make you weaker