15/01/2011By Mladen Jovanovic on 15/01/2011
It is time to put all of the info into an 8-week template. By template I mean general plan and weekly plans, but without exact loading and drills used. Organization of the training sessions, days and weeks will be highly dependent on your context (facilities, number of athletes, assistants, weather, etc), thus I will only provide models so to…
14/01/2011By Mladen Jovanovic on 14/01/2011
For each physical sub-component it could be written a whole book, thus I will try to keep it short and direct the readers toward more info with links. I also suggest checking my Physical Preparation for Soccer manual since it covers some of this in greater detail. Physical preparation sub-components are listed in the table below (this is…
10/01/2011By Mladen Jovanovic on 10/01/2011
Speaking of goals, what are the goals of Physical Preparation training component? That’s easy, right? Improving performance and reducing injuries. But what is improved performance and how do we judge it? To answer that we would again need to take a look at three-level analysis system.
08/01/2011By Mladen Jovanovic on 08/01/2011
Since the soccer is the most important secondary thing in Europe and pretty popular in Serbia (it is beyond me why, because we suck), and since I started working for the first time as physical preparation coach in soccer I decided to write down this 8-weeks pre-season template. I have also summed my work experience and preparation philosophy from…
07/01/2011By Mladen Jovanovic on 07/01/2011
I wanted to repost the link to Kubios, Finish University website posted by Canadian coach Derek Hansen at Charlie Francis’ forum. User guide is also available here and I guess it provides some good info on HRV. I plan getting a Suunto or Polar watch myself and play with it a little. Although I am wondering is there any need...
04/01/2011By Mladen Jovanovic on 04/01/2011
I just finished episode 16 – Behavior Genetics and Prenatal Environment. It is eye opening and if you want to spend 30min on learning something really freakin’ interesting watch it. It goes into the importance of pre-natal environment and how some traits are inherited without genes (like obesity, metabolic syndrome, anxiety, etc), inheritance numbers (like, human height is 95% inherited) and what do they...
03/01/2011By Mladen Jovanovic on 03/01/2011
Robert Sapolsky – Biology and Human Behavior The EXTREMELY good series of lectures by Robert Sapolsky that I am watching over couple of months (starting, stopping and going around). The subject of the lectures is very interdisciplinary and it goes into nature~nurture debate regarding behavior, brain, stress, aggression, etc; which is really hot topic these days especially if we talk about talent...