What To Do When Data Becomes Overwhelming

Posted by Tim Nash on Oct 10, 2017 10:45:00 AM

With the rapid advancements in sports technology, wearables have become an integral part of analyzing and managing player performance.

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Topics: Strength Training, Athletic Performance, Team Communication, Sports Performance, Elite Sports Teams, Athlete Development, Mobile Coaching, Data Science, Coaching

Are You Edu-taining Your Team?

Posted by Tim Nash on Oct 3, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Students entering college this year have always had access to technology that makes their lives more efficient. They have never had to use a phone book, never had to stop to ask for directions. They have always been able to settle a debate by asking Google, and all of their music has always fit in their pocket. Virtually everything they need is literally at their fingertips.

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Topics: Team Communication, Elite Sports Teams, Mobile Coaching, Effective Communication, Coaching, video coaching

The Circle Game: A New Way To Measure Accountability

Posted by Tim Nash on Sep 27, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Way back in the 90s, the late Tony DiCicco had his players complete an exercise that emphasized teamwork, accountability and work ethic.

DiCicco used the exercise with his 1996 Olympic Gold medal winning Women’s soccer team and the 1999 Women’s World Cup Champions.

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Topics: Team Chemistry, Athletic Performance, Team Communication, Elite Sports Teams, Athlete Development, Soccer

Why You Don't Need That Peak Performance Calendar Anymore

Posted by Tim Nash on Aug 31, 2017 10:49:54 AM

There is a point somewhere in your season where you hope your team is at its best. It might be the playoffs, a major tournament, or a game with a major rival.

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Topics: RPE, Strength Training, Athletic Performance, Sports Performance, Elite Sports Teams, Athlete Development, Mobile Coaching, Data Science

Data Tracking: Not Just For Coaches

Posted by Tim Nash on Aug 24, 2017 8:39:17 AM

The latest consensus in the debate about kids playing multiple sports seems to be trending toward it being a good idea.

It’s quite common to see young athletes – especially at the middle and high school ages – playing more than one sport in the same season. They play a school sport after school and rush to their club practice at night.

We are not going to add to the debate here and contribute our opinions on whether it is good or bad, right or wrong. Instead, we want to talk about the inevitable consequences – issues arising from overuse.

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Topics: Fitness, training, RPE, Strength Training, Athletic Performance, Sports Performance, Elite Sports Teams, Athlete Development, Soccer, Mobile Coaching, Data Science

Become A Great Coach With One Tool

Posted by Tim Nash on Aug 22, 2017 8:21:00 AM

When you look at some of the most successful coaches over time, you’ll find they are all extremely organized. As a result, their teams are almost always prepared to perform at their best.

The New England Patriots, for example, have just one sign on their locker room wall. It says, “Every battle is won before it is fought.” And that’s because head coach Bill Belichick strongly believes in the value of preparation.

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Topics: Athletic Performance, Team Communication, Elite Sports Teams, Athlete Development, Mobile Coaching, Effective Communication

Coaching Effectively With Video

Posted by Tim Nash on Aug 17, 2017 8:50:56 AM

In his book, Training Soccer Champions, Anson Dorrance, the head coach of the University of North Carolina women’s soccer team, explains his theory on the difference between using video with men and women.

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Topics: Athletic Performance, Elite Sports Teams, Athlete Development, Mobile Coaching, Coaching, video coaching

Gaining A Competitive Edge With Sports Tech

Posted by Tim Nash on Aug 1, 2017 9:01:29 AM

An article in Forbes magazine, begins by telling us, “(The) decreasing margin of error in sports is causing athletes and teams to scramble around to seek out ways to gain an edge—as slight as it may be—over their competitors.”

Finding that edge, that little bit extra that will help make the difference between winning and losing, is, of course, difficult. There are so many variables that coaches often don’t know where to start.

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Topics: Athletic Performance, Team Communication, Sports Performance, Elite Sports Teams, Mobile Coaching, Effective Communication, Data Science, Coaching

Six Annoying Tasks You Don’t Have to Put Up With Anymore

Posted by Tim Nash on Jul 27, 2017 9:32:15 AM

As a coach, you can probably list the annoying, yet important, tasks you have to perform in an effort to run your team efficiently. Here are six you don’t have to struggle through anymore.

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Topics: Athletic Performance, Team Communication, Elite Sports Teams, Athlete Development, Mobile Coaching, Effective Communication, Coaching

Sports Performance & Mobile Coaching: How Technology In Sports Is Growing

Posted by Tim Nash on Jul 20, 2017 8:40:00 AM

Twenty-one years isn’t really that long. But looking back, we can see that we easily take for granted things we have today that we didn’t have in 1996.

In 1996, AOL CDs were coming in the mail, fax was the fastest method of sending information, and people still had to seek out pay phones when away from landlines. Technology in sports was, of course, fairy non-existent.

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Topics: Athletic Performance, Team Communication, Sports Performance, Elite Sports Teams, Athlete Development, Women's National Team, Mobile Coaching, Data Science