Archive for October, 2014

  • New start at the Aspire Academy

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 28/10/2014

    I have recently joined the Football Performance and Science department at Aspire Academy in Doha, Qatar, as a football physiologist. My closest colleagues and supervisors are Kenny McMillan, Warren Gregson and  Hani Al-Haddad. Martin Buchheit used to work here, but he recently moved to PSG, Paris. The roles I will be taking is supporting 1999 and 2000 generation of...

  • Banister Impulse~Response model in R [part 3]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 22/10/2014

    Here is the another ‘playbook’, but this time on my own data set during high-frequency project I did in 2013. The data set features estimated 1RM using velocity (which I measure during the lifts). I have also measure Peak Velocity and Mean Power in CMJ w/20kg before lower body workouts. Those four are response variables.

  • Banister Impulse~Response model in R [part 2]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 18/10/2014

    In the previous part I’ve introduced multivariate modeling of impulse and response using Banister model. In this part I will continue with exploration of this model, mainly visualizing reaction predicted by the model on standardize impulse (load) and compare prediction using multiple impulses. I will use same data sets: one by Skiba and one randomly generated as in first…

  • Banister Impulse~Response Model in R [Part 1]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 14/10/2014

    Banister Impulse~Response Model in R Before you start reading this post, please read EXCELLENT paper by Clark and Skiba, especially on the topic of Banister impulse-response model. I decided to write code in R, but also allow for multivariate analysis (where impulse can be multiple variables, as is the case in sports) which can speed the thing...

  • Interesting Video on Skill Acquisition

    By on 06/10/2014

    Interesting Video on Skill Acquisition Skill acquisition principles can help coaches develop their athletes to become skillful performers. Decision making and anticipation skills and implicit and explicit learning are important parts of skill acquisition covered in this video. This video explores the way that these principles can be incorporated into coaching. To find out more please watch the video...

  • Two Great Courses

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 05/10/2014

    Two Great Courses Here are two great FREE courses. Highly recommended.  

  • Talent Explained

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 01/10/2014

    I believe that most talent ID and development programs are waste of money and maybe counterproductive in actually developing the talent. The general idea of talent ID is flawed: what we are trying to do is to identify the talented few early on and invest time and resources into them with the goal of developing sporting excellence. But utilizing this...