Is coaching less more effective in the long run? We've all seen coaches who have a presence on the court. A certain aura as they move around demanding, controlling, roaring instructions, giving feedback, constantly correcting skills and directing players from drill to drill. On the outset, it looks amazing. The coach seems to be in constant... Continue Reading →
When it comes to sporting success, confidence has been shown to account for the differences between successful and unsuccessful performances. Sports psychologists and elite athletes have consistently stated that confidence is a crucial currency in their performances and success. But, what is confidence? Are there different types of confidence? How do we develop confidence? What impacts... Continue Reading →
My Coach Sucks!!
Coaches differ from one another in various ways. Their coaching styles, their behaviours, their philosophies, systems and even their personalities. Combining these styles with that of their athletes results in some great working relationships and at other times, confusion from the athletes' part as they struggle to understand their coach and fit in with the... Continue Reading →
What’s the Importance of a Warm-Up?
Last week, I wrote a blog about killing "Sacred Zombie Cows" or in other words, challenging conventional wisdom as it relates to sports. This blog will address the warm-up and the role it plays in activities. For the most part, I speak in basketball jargon, but the ideas in the blog can be easily transferred... Continue Reading →
Strength Training and Kids
There exists a concept which states that strength training in kids is wrong and harmful. There exists a concept which states that strength training for kids will stunt their growth. A lot of people firmly believe this, and prevent their kids from engaging in strength training activities. So, is there any truth to this? Or are... Continue Reading →