By Mladen Jovanovic on 22/09/2012
Although I promised I will show you how to visualize the data using screen cast – I won’t do it. I started taping the screen and it took me more than one hour to actually explain basics, without going into advanced techniques, like name references, dynamic graphs and dash boarding (which involves a lot of use of functions like…
By Mladen Jovanovic on 21/09/2012
Since the wellness questionnaire is basically a nominal scale, the method of calculating difference might be simple subtraction (Difference = Current Score – Rolling Average). Other calculations that are based on ratio scales might involve percent change...
By Mladen Jovanovic on 19/09/2012
I have touched upon training transfer in the discussion of work capacity. Transfer is defined as: if I improve in doing X how much will I improve in doing Y? Or in plain English: if I improve my squat strength, how much my 10m run will improve? These two qualities could be skills or motor abilities. We tend to…
By Mladen Jovanovic on 17/09/2012
There is a recent trend in team sports to completely ditch the running-based conditioning for the sake of performing only small-sided games (SSGs). There have been an over-use of running-based conditioning (i.e. running suicides for 20+min or doing long slow run for 60min) in the recent history and now the pendulum have swung into opposite direction – ditching them…
By Mladen Jovanovic on 16/09/2012
In the following series of screen cast I will show you how to utilize simple wellness questionnaire to monitor players readiness. The series will be done in three parts. Part one will deal with the design of collecting sheet. Part two will deal with numerical analysis using Excel and part three will deal with creating a simple visual dashboard.
By Mladen Jovanovic on 12/09/2012
Weird title, right? Well, maybe. Without sounding New Age, and without making you guys think I am finally losing it, I think they are connected in a certain way. When it comes to this topic, people were mostly relying to the case studies and the word of mouth, but lately science is catching up – and it seems that...
By Mladen Jovanovic on 04/09/2012
I have received quite a few emails on my last blog post. Most of the authors asked me how to create the dashboard that conveys clear and simple message to the viewers. Honestly, I am new in this area myself but I can point you to the following two papers by Stephen Few I found a must read: Graph design...
By Mladen Jovanovic on 02/09/2012
Player Monitoring – Team Dashboard I have been working lately on summarizing the data we collected and creating one dashboard in Excel (I am going to start using R, because I think I will be able to do more powerful data analysis and visualization and it is free). I use this sheet to store, analyze and visualize the data...
By Mladen Jovanovic on 20/08/2012
Recent blog post regarding the Percent-reps chart and the talk with the Donnell Boucher and Brijesh Patel on the topic of „relative intensity“ got me thinking about the post I did in June – Random Thoughts from the Training Camp. It is funny how things go round-n’-round: I have been looking for the practical solution of the conceptual...
By Mladen Jovanovic on 18/08/2012
Percent-Repetition Chart I was looking to create a neat percent-repetitions table for the quick reference when I compare various percent-based and auto-regulatory programs out there. This could help with judging and evaluating the ‘buffer’ of each set or proximity to failure, hard-medium-easy days, weekly progression and differences in intensity, intensiveness, volume and frequency program designs. I combined data from...