Sports Coaching Drawing Tools

How to make great sports video: File Size v Quality (compression/conversion software)

As the Northern Hemisphere winter sports season is about to get underway, I thought it would be useful to share some tips on how to optimise both video quality and file size. Following on from my post on editing software I wanted to write about another good program that I have found very useful over the years when trying to produce quality sports video.   MPEG Streamclip MPEG StreamclipRead more

Strength and Conditioning

Three common errors on deadlift that can turn a great exercise into back snaps

1. Holding your feet too close Your not Lamar Grant as much as you might want to believe it. Some people try to advocate a close stance on deadlift because you can get better drive from the floor. Ever notice that when you get good drive from the floor lock out is extremely hard? That’s because you’re rounding your low back. You need to create some room to sitRead more

Sunrise on the top of Kilimanjaro

How to climb up Mt Kilimanjaro and film at the same time

My climb up Mt Kilimanjaro as a camera man. Early last year I was approached by a good friend of mine and asked if I would like to be involved in a Charity Climb to hike to the top of Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and to also film the experience as we went up. After a little explanation and info on the charities we would be raising money andRead more

Wendy Houvenaghel Awreness Ladder Coaching

Preparing for life after sport: The Awareness Ladder

Editors Note: Our good friend Jonathan Senior sent us this article. Jonathan works with ex-athletes and sports people to help them work out what to do after sport. He has developed a number of management and marketing concepts to help with this. The “awareness ladder” is a tool which helps athletes work out how to use what they have done in the pool, pitch or track to a longRead more

Monitoring Coahcing Overtraining

COACHES! Are you doing enough to manage your athletes welfare?

Laboratory Testing for Athlete Health Many university athletic programs, professional teams and sports federations have protocols for monitoring their athletes’ health using various laboratory tests… This generally consists of quarterly or semiannual blood work.  (Some also engage in regular cardiac screening, but that is a separate topic than what will be discussed here.)  The labs which are regularly performed on these athletes are often not actually very sensitive markersRead more

Dan Carter - All Blacks

The Rugby Site – Top coaches travel far and wide to learn from other sports

The off-season is more often than not seen as an opportunity for players to recover and recuperate from a gruelling campaign and an extended break is certainly a must given the physical and mental demands of the modern game – but it is equally important that coaches recharge as well.   Pacing the training ground or sitting in the stand on matchday may not result in the kind ofRead more

Dan Carter - All Blacks

The Rugby Site – The Mindset of Champions – Dan Carter

Coach Logic partners The Rugby Site are excited to announce a new interview series featuring a line-up of the world’s top players and coaches – “The Mindset of Champions”.  Preview the first part of the series: Dan Carter on his approach to rugby. In this series players and coaches will share with you personal rugby stories and philosophies: stories of how they got involved in this game we love, their major influencers,Read more

Strength and Conditioning

3 Fitness Fads that need to crawl into a hole and die!

Successful lifters/bodybuilder/athletes do the important stuff day in, day out every day. Consistency is the secret sauce. 1. Fat burner supplements. Allow me to let you in on a little secret, if you want  to lose body fat you need to eat less energy and exercise…. This little known ultra secret tip has been kept secret by the illuminati and reptilian over lords so they can fund their worldRead more

Rugby Union – Coaching a wide to wide attack

With defences now ultra-organised & destructive it’s imperative all teams have various attacking shapes to utilise when in possession.

Sports Video Coaching Analysis

How to make great sports video: Storing your video – External Hard Drives

Backing up footage on an External Hard Drive One of the most important and valuable tools for a Videographer to have is an External Hard Drive to back up all of their footage on to. Video files will take up a lot of space on your computer and it makes sense to invest in a decent back up device. I started filming rugby seven years ago and have builtRead more

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