Data: The Key To Improving Sports Performance

Posted by Tim Nash on Jun 6, 2017 11:52:49 AM

So, you have a player who is not performing as well as you’d like, and it’s frustrating. They are among your most talented players, but they just don’t get it done.

You have your own theories as to why, and over time you convince yourself you are right – he’s just lazy, he’s too slow, he’s not aggressive enough.

But what if you are wrong? What if there is a simple explanation that neither you nor the player have considered? What a waste that would be.

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Topics: Fitness, RPE, Strength Training, Athletic Performance, Sports Performance, Athlete Development, Soccer, Data Science

Accepting The Fear of Failure

Posted by Tim Nash on May 23, 2017 10:38:45 AM

Some recent conversations have reminded me about the importance of failure in player development.

The first example came from Rose Lavelle, a current rising star with the U.S. National Team and a rookie with the Boston Breakers. She told a story about how as a high school freshman her fear of failure nearly derailed a promising career.

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Topics: Athlete Development, Women's National Team, Soccer