Posts tagged with ‘Psychology’

  • Personality Profiling of the Athletes (and Coaches)?

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 25/07/2017

    Screening athletes for movement faults has been all the rage recently. Predictive of injury or not, it is very helpful in clustering your athletes into groups of similar needs, and making individualization of training less hard.

  • My Productivity System

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 13/10/2015

    Last couple of weeks (or months) I have been trying to read as much as I can on productivity and was trying to re-organize my flow and how I get things done and organized. I have been using Evernote (with implemented GTD: Getting Things Done a-la solution The Secret Weapon, that uses smart tagging system) to plan my goals,…

  • Idealism vs. Pragmatism in Coaching/Managing

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 13/06/2014

    I was huge believer in this Chinese “Teach a man to fish” proverb. Until I actually coaching team sports.

  • Planning the In-Season Microcycle in Soccer [Part 1]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 12/05/2014

    Planning the In-Season Microcycle in Soccer Part 1: Complexity Being motivated by Fitness in Soccer book by Jan van Winckel, I decided to put some of my thoughts on paper regarding the in-season weekly planning. The goal of it is to check my thoughts and solutions with fellow coaches and also being a bit more prepared for future vacancies....

  • Sport-Specific or “Culture-Specific”?

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 24/01/2014

    Recently a friend of mine and a fellow physical preparation coach, who was working with futsal and was preparing Olympic level Judokas, got an offer to take care of a pro basketball team. Since I was the one recommending him to the agent, I was questioned would he be a good fit, taking into account his lack of experience…

  • Increasing Sense of Control in Team Sports

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 22/01/2014

    Increasing Sense of Control in Team Sports Sometime too little control and too much freedom/flexibility can lead to unhappiness, lack of consistency and guidance.  There are many too flexible dieting failing, too flexible training programs failing, and too flexible leadership failing.  What concerns me is that humans think that limiting flexibility and freedom is by nature bad – but...

  • (Not so) Random Thoughts

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 08/11/2013

    (Not so) Random Thoughts Good Bye and Thanks to Hammarby IF The season 2013 ended with the last game on the home stadium Tele2 Arena on November 2ndwith a win against Östersunds FK. It was a pretty rough ride this season with a coach change, new stadium and new training ground (currently in the making process). Unfortunately, we haven’t...

  • Is Power/Speed Reading in Clean and Snatch Counterproductive?

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 27/03/2013

    Is Power/Speed Reading in Clean and Snatch Counterproductive? Just had a great talk with Travis Fisher regarding velocity-based strength training (he is only one I know using it and trying to figure out a solid system) and we touched a little bit on using velocity/power readings during Olympic lifts. Could one predict readiness (day to day variability) or 1RM...

  • The Best Review Article on Fatigue and My Application of It

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 24/04/2012

    This is the finest piece of art and science by Tim Noakes, the ‘father’ of Central Governor Model (CGM) of exercise regulation. I want to thank Mike for posting it on his FB wall. I printed this one out and really enjoyed reading it.

  • Psychology… Effort versus Details

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 10/06/2011

    I was just reading interview with coach Buddy Morris and he made couple of insights on the difference between working with pro athletes and college athletes. I don’t know how it is working with college athletes and in that kind of environment, but I do know how it is to work with Serbian pro soccer athletes and pro volleyball...

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