Posts tagged with ‘Team Sports’

  • Physical Preparation for Team Sports: Functional Groups

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 17/09/2017

    Without being able to come up with more appropriate name, functional groups relate to the current training status of the athlete (i.e. away, national team, injured, available, etc) and whether they played the previous match or are they going to play the next one. This makes planning a bit easier for the coach, although there are going to be...

  • Dealing With External Coaches and Services in Professional Team Settings

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 02/09/2017

    External coaches and services represent big elephant in the room when it comes to professional team sports. They affect team chemistry, injury risk, monitoring strategies and everything else. Hoever, sometimes they can be very positive and helpful thing.

  • Shuttle Run Beep Test with COD Corrections

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 05/08/2017

    What does this mean? It means that the score (maximum aerobic speed) reached in the COD corrected beep test can now be used in both long distance and shuttle based conditioning. The shuttle run beep tests so far didn’t implement corrections for CODs, and have used exact beeps from straight line version of the test , which resulted in...

  • To Turf or Not to Turf, That is the Question [Part 2]: Applications

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 26/07/2017

    In this video I am deploying the model to make the decision between 5 variations of weekly plan. The goal is to minimize the morning soreness on the day of the game.

  • 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.

  • Microcycle Planning for Team Sports

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 09/07/2017

    The following video represents a summary of the recent chapters (and blog posts) I wrote for my upcoming book, plus a few additional concepts. I this video I am covering...

  • To Turf or Not to Turf, That is the Question [Part 1]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 05/07/2017

    In this video I am presenting my “solution” to the problem and provide fake data set, as well as R code for analyzing the data. Having decent predictive model can help us run different optimization algorithms to find the “best” scheduling to minimize/maximize injury risk or performance.

  • Physical Preparation for Team Sports: Weekly Plans [Part 6]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 13/05/2017

    In this final piece of Weekly plans, I am providing practical example using very common and realistic scenario. To create a simple program and showcase on how to use the “puzzles” we will assume that we have 6 weeks of preparatory period and will model 4 weeks of competition period with 5 games.

  • Physical Preparation for Team Sports: Weekly Plans [Part 5]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 29/04/2017

    In this part I am continuing the discussion on football and non-football related content, especially the “right” time to develop certain quality, appropriate combination of qualities to avoid interference between them, the concept of micro-dosing, how to vary training, and the use of heuristics in uncertain world of sports planning and decision making.

  • 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.

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