Archive for May, 2014

  • Planning the In-Season Microcycle in Soccer Part 1: Complexity

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 12/05/2014

    One step toward that direction is solving the planning complexities of in-season microcycle in soccer (might be some other team sport as well, such as basketball, rugby, handball, hockey, football, etc). I have presented a following template and I would love to ask for your opinion or practical solution and rationale for it.

  • Fitness in Soccer [Book Review]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 10/05/2014

    I have finished reading Fitness in Soccer: The Science and Practical Application and I am more than pleased. The books is co-authored by 22 authors, who are respectable experts in their own domains.

  • Spider Charts Sucks!

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 07/05/2014

    Spider Charts Sucks! I am openly sharing my opinion (backed up with work by Stephen Few) that spider charts sucks. It is time for the sport scientists to move away from PES (Pro Evolution Soccer; game on Sony Playstation) and similar games influencing how we visualize athlete profiles. Let’s assume we have a movement screen scores and we want...

  • Interview with Matt Barr

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 04/05/2014

    Interview with Matt Barr When I saw Matt Barr’s keynote presentation on “Developing speed and power in contact field sport athletes” at ASCA Conference in Melbourne, Australia, I decided to interview Matt and take the opportunity to expand on the topic and pick his brain. Mladen: Hi Matt and thanks for the opportunity to interview you. It is always...

  • Website Update: Membership Levels

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 04/05/2014

    Just a heads up on the recent website changes. We now offer two membership levels: Premium Member and Member.  Premium Member is 150$/year and you get all the content and most importantly ALL the PRODUCTS for FREE. Yes, that includes updates and potential new products (yup, there are some new things under way). The price is the same as...