Monitoring Coahcing Overtraining

Refuel, Recover, Repeat – How to Maximise Your Recovery Time

If you’ve ever watched a multi-day sporting event and marveled at the athletes’ ability to recover for the next day, you’re not alone.  Whether it’s Wimbledon, the Tour de France, or the World Cup, the ability of the athlete to perform maximally for multiple days is one of the primary determinants of success.  As a coach or medical professional, utilizing certain recovery strategies can help give your athlete(s) anRead more

Manchester Utd coach David Moyes

Developing Behavioural Agility for Coaching: Part 1

If I was to ask you to describe your behaviours as a coach, what would be your response? If I was then to ask you to describe the behaviours of the performers you work with, again what would your response be? In essence coaching is a very humanistic endeavour and at its’ core is the interaction between human beings. Thankfully we are all different, but in terms of behavioursRead more

Wendy Houvenaghel Awreness Ladder Coaching

Jens Voigt – This is the Way I Knew I Must Say Goodbye

  German cyclist Jens Voigt recently finished his last Tour de France, causing an outpouring of nice warm fuzzy feelings in the cycling community. Jens finished the Tour de France – that is cycling around France for 3 weeks an astonishing 14 times. His highest placing being 28th in 2007. For those outside the cycling community, it can seem a closed event and the tactics and team formations confusing.Read more

Importance of Motivation

The Rugby Site – The Importance of Motivation

The importance of Motivation Beyond the unparalleled skill levels and sheer athleticism, one of the most impressive things about the All Blacks is the fact that they are 100% mentally tuned in every game.     They always ‘turn up,’ focused and motivated, meaning that those skills can be put to best use. Even in wet weather against Argentina in the Rugby Championship, Steve Hansen’s men were focused onRead 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

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.

Rugby Coaching Chris Pennell of Warriors

The Rugby Site – Stats and Awards – By Graham Jenkins

‘There are three kinds of lies,’ we are told, ‘lies, damned lies and statistics’. The often-used phrase is commonly used to cast doubt over the value of certain figures hailed as significant by others. But you will struggle to convince any modern rugby coach that they have no worth. It can be difficult to spot a leading coach in the stands these days for the laptops laid out in front ofRead more

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