In most coaching scenarios athletes are passive recipients of the coach’s knowledge. Coaching in the UK is very often technically-focused with knowledge being passed down to players.
An almighty debate has broken out after revelations in the mainstream media that Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa and his coaching staff have been “spying” on their opponents.
We met up with two hockey umpires who are getting to grips with technology after they graduated from the field of play to the video referral box, which in hockey is used for the big decisions in the circle, usually around goal-scoring opportunities or penalty situations.
The news that the European Hockey Federation (EHF) is opening the current EHL to the top women’s clubs in Europe is great news for equal opportunities and sends a strong signal that hockey is determined to be a sport of equal opportunities for both genders.
Coach Logic delivered our second headline event at Welford Road in September this year. The event held in association with BMC and Leicester Tigers AASE was part of the Coach & Player Development series.
Congratulations is due to Hamish Bain who becomes a professional player after signing terms with Federale 1 team Stade Nicois.
In his paper ‘Coach Logic and athlete learning’, Dr Don Vinson of the University of Worcester and a team of academics explored the ways in which video analysis had an impact upon athletes’ learning processes.
This year’s World Cup brought modern technology into the mix with the addition of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR). This has been a successful addition… mostly.
We decided to cast the net a little further and ask two high performance female coaches for their opinion on player engagement in the learning process.
In the second of a series of articles that highlight research carried out by Don Vinson and his team of academics into effective athlete learning, we ask the question: how much guidance and help should players be given in developing the skill of performance analysis?
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