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  • Physical Preparation for Team Sports: Weekly Plans [Part 4]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 22/04/2017

    I am continuing the previous part where I discussed the analogy of the “puzzles”. In this piece I will cover two concepts that needs to be taken into account when planning: strengths~weaknesses and individual~collective complementary pairs. I also cover “probabilistic planning” model and the idea and use of heuristics.

  • Physical Preparation for Team Sports: Weekly Plans [Part 3]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 08/04/2017

    In this part of weekly plans, I am expanding on the concept of the “puzzles” and use that approach for flexible and agile planning of the training week. This approach represents simple model or a “jig” that you can use for micro-cycle of varying durations. I also describe the concepts of “planning from the game” and “planning to the...

  • Vacancies [April, 2017]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 05/04/2017

    Here are the very interesting vacancies that are currently available. Please share or retweet and let’s get the word out!

  • Plyometric Progression with Coach Wilmot | Part 8

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 28/03/2017

    In episode 7, Coach Wilmot explores some more contrast training techniques to introduce athletes to horizontal force using a loaded prowler system. Lachlan shares how you can coach your athletes to utilize horizontal force harnessing explosive power to contrast and elicit a PAP exposure.

  • Plyometric Progression with Coach Wilmot | Part 7

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 21/03/2017

    In episode 7, Coach Wilmot explores some more contrast training techniques to introduce athletes to horizontal force using a loaded prowler system. Lachlan shares how you can coach your athletes to utilize horizontal force harnessing explosive power to contrast and elicit a PAP exposure.

  • William Sands on Athlete Monitoring

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 17/03/2017

    William Sands is a true pioneer in sport science and has been doing this “monitoring” thing while some of us were still pissing in diapers. He recently co-authored very interesting paper (see below) and was kind enough to post a recent video on his YouTube channel.

  • Working on a Book

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 15/03/2017

    Working on a Book In 2007, after my first professional gig with FK RAD, I wrote a summary of my thoughts regarding physical preparation in soccer in one PDF created in Microsoft PowerPoint. In 2010/2011, after returning from Boston, and after starting the Complementary Training blog, I wrote the updated version on this manual. It started as a series of blog...

  • Plyometric Progression with Coach Wilmot | Part 6

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 14/03/2017

    In this episode, Coach Wilmot demonstrates how you can further progress your athletes by contrasting vertical force with unilateral movements. Lachlan introduces Katie to a rear foot elevated squat and discusses some of the reasons behind this technique for promoting unilateral loading.

  • Netflix Prize and Injury Prediction Prize

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 13/03/2017

    The Netflix Prize was an open competition for the best collaborative filtering algorithm to predict user ratings for films, based on previous ratings without any other information about the users or films, i.e. without the users or the films being identified except by numbers assigned for the contest. Which made me think – why don’t the “rich” clubs, such...

  • Hamstring Injury Treatment

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 12/03/2017

    The recent paper by Mendiguchía, et al. “A Multifactorial, Criteria-based Progressive Algorithm for Hamstring Injury Treatment” is worth a blog piece. Here is the abstract.

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