Athlete Development

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

Identifying talent – are we using the right tools? · The UK's leading Sports Psychology Website

Identifying talent is one of sports biggest and most profitable issues. There is a constant seek for a new Christiano Ronaldo in the world of …

Mo Farah

Physical Development | UK Coaching

Children progress from birth to adulthood going through growth, maturation and development. These four areas are picked up here for coaches to …

The Relative Effectiveness of Various Instructional Approaches During the Performance and Learning of Motor Skills

(2016). The Relative Effectiveness of Various Instructional Approaches During the Performance and Learning of Motor Skills. Journal of Motor …

Learning

Helping Players Grow

Words, words, words. Silence. Direction, instruction and more silence. Verbal communication is a vital skill if you are to become an effective soccer …

KQED

How can we make school a joyful experience without sacrificing rigor? What’s the best way to measure true learning? What’s the purpose of school? The …

The Complexity of Greatness: Beyond Talent or Practice

What is greatness and how do people get there? Is greatness born or made? Is greatness the result of talent or practice? Few other questions have …

Athletic Training Philosophy: Less is More | Sparta Science

Up to this point on the blog, we’ve focused on athlete case studies where we (or one of our partners) has used a specific prescription to alter an …

Recognizing the Role of Relative Age Effect in Adolescent Cross Country Skiers...

How do we accommodate for growth and development during the adolescent years in cross country ski racing in Canada? Is age on Dec 31 still the …

How Germany's 14-Year Plan Destroyed Brazil

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.<p>If you believe that you may have received this message in …

Brazil

The relative age effect in the German Football TID Programme: biases in motor performance diagnostics and effects on single motor abilities and ski... - PubMed

2014;14(5):433-42. doi: 10.1080/17461391.2013.837510. Epub 2013 Sep 19.<p>The relative age effect in the German Football TID Programme: biases in motor …

The relative age effect in the German Football TID Programme: Biases in motor performance diagnostics and effects on single motor abilities and skills in groups of selected players

article<p>http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17461391.2013.837510<p>Taylor Francis<p>(2014). The relative age effect in the German Football TID …

The Science of the Perfect Nap

According to a growing body of research, napping is a smart thing to do. It can help refresh the mind, make you more creative, boost your …

Wellness

About half of kids' learning ability is in their DNA, study says

You may think you’re better at reading than you are at math (or vice versa), but new research suggests you’re probably equally good (or bad) at both. The reason: The genes that determine a person’s ability to tackle one subject influence their aptitude at the other, accounting for about half of a …

Education

The birthday paradox at the World Cup

<b>It's puzzling but true that in any group of 23 people there is a 50% chance that two share a birthday. At the World Cup in Brazil there are 32 squads, each of 23 people... so do they demonstrate the truth of this mathematical axiom?</b><p>Imagine the scene at the Brazilian football team's hotel. Hulk and …

Son Heung-min

Inconsistent? Good

Anyone who has ever stepped on a tennis court understands all too well the frustration that comes with trying to master the serve, and instead seeing …

Humans are wired for negativity, for good or ill – Jacob Burak

I have good news and bad news. Which would you like first? If it’s bad news, you’re in good company – that’s what most people pick. But why?<p>Negative …

Psychology

The Way Forward | A Lesson in Game Intelligence

<b>Could it be that English players lack the key skill required to compete in the modern game?</b><p>Whenever England play we have an opportunity to analyse, …

Hockumentary: Play Without Thinking

Kliff Kingsbury throws out the playbook at Texas Tech<p>Underneath Kliff Kingsbury’s chain mail of Under Armour, Oakleys, three-day stubble, and …

Wimbledon men's final: Andy Murray reveals 12 HOURS of sleep a day is his secret to success

He might have left everybody else’s nerves in shreds – but Andy Murray has been sleeping for up to 12 hours a day on his way to today’s Wimbledon …

Tennis

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