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By Ken Martel | Issue 1: Articles of interest from USA Hockey, ADM

Training Ugly: Great Practice isn't Made for Youtube

This post is inspired by a recent blog by my friend, John Kessel, my trip to the USAV training facility, and the two hour YouTube binge I just had. …

Total football? How coaches from Ajax and Barcelona are now looking beyond the ball to breed success

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Total football? How coaches from Ajax and Barcelona are now looking beyond the ball to breed success

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Spanish Football

Developing technical players: Futboltec (Part 1)

Mini trampolines, air discs, wobble boards, elastic stretch bands, pipes, hoops and tennis balls. What sounds like a middle-aged person’s last …


10,000 Hour Myth | Deliberate Practice | Deliberate Play

A myth is a false belief or idea that is widely held. One such myth that has enveloped youth sports is the idea that to become an elite athlete all …

The (slow) death of dump-and-chase hockey?

Posted by Dean Holden at November 3rd, 2013

by Jack Blatherwick, 31 October 2013

It couldn’t happen soon enough – the death of dump-and-chase hockey.


“The less there is to justify a traditional custom, the harder it is to get rid of it” Mark Twain, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

When we test a players

Tom Sawyer

Long-term athlete development | The Science of Sport

Long-term athlete development: Foundations and challenges for coaches, scientists & policy-makers

The Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model is a

Pertti Hasanen Skills Camp Development Video

INTERVIEW WITH MARK UPTON - Coaching and Performance Development Consultant

Next up in FOOTBLOGBALL essential interviews series

Mark Upton is an experienced coaching scientist based in Adelaide Australia. Mark works with …


Teaching Students to Embrace Mistakes

Guest bloggers Hunter Maats and Katie O'Brien, teachers and authors, discuss the value of making mistakes and helping students adopt the mindset to …



Tom Turner steps up to the plate for the 5th in the FOOTBLOGBALL essential interviews series .

Tom Turner PHD is director of coaching and player …

John Kessel: Improving Practice Using Motor Learning Principles

“Research has led to the identification of a number of evidence-based motor learning principles, which, when properly understood and applied, can …


Six strategies for improving learning in sport

My last blog entry offered a perspective on learning using, as a case study, fighting sports. But the basic principles apply to any skill learning …

Antecedents and Development of 'Talent' in Football - Sports Psychology - The Sport In Mind - Sports Psychology

Successful performance in elite football does not usually show itself until the early 20s due to unpredictable factors during a player’s development, …