Tactical periodisation is an approach the aims to develop technical, tactical physical and mental performance characteristics simultaneously through integrated training. This paper demonstrates how a tactical periodisation approach can be used to simulate match demands in rugby sevens.
The prescription of physical training is a challenging task because human performance is affected by a range of interrelated factors. Navigating this complex space is best achieved through an agile planning approach where training prescription is adjusted in response to adaptation and fatigue. This presentation discusses planning frameworks that allow for responsive training prescription. Topic to be covered include iterative planning cycles, autoregulation, non-linear periodisation, velocity based training and the use of GPS.
Female athletes suffer more sports injuries than their male counterparts. In this article I explore the reasons behind these high injury rates and demonstrate some surprising facts that turn the female frailty narrative on its head. The problem is not all Q-angles and strength differences...
We’re losing….. badly!!!
General fitness levels among children are falling off a cliff1. The prevalence of obesity is rising1.
We know the answer is to get children physically active, but we can’t get them to step away from their screens long enough to try.
“Evidence-based” has become a massive buzzword within the coaching community, this article takes a deeper look at what evidence-based practice (EBP) actually means and how it can be applied in coaching.