Archive for 2014

  • 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...

  • Early Bird price for the 2014 EOA Conference extended until October 3!

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 29/09/2014

    This is your chance to  sign up for this years Evolution of the Athlete Coach Education Conference for $275 before the price jumps up to $500. With a line-up of speakers which include some of the world’s leading sports science and coaching professionals, EOA is a must for anyone interested in improving the performance of their athletes. EOA is...

  • Where to start with Machine Learning and Data Mining?

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 28/09/2014

    I have just started reading about machine learning and predictive analytics in general, so I wanted to share my planned journey for those who wish to start the same.

  • Importance of Context in Evaluating Wellness Questionnaires

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 24/09/2014

    In the previous post I’ve shared the novel idea on how to ‘aggregate’ wellness categories into positive/negative wellness score.

  • Interesting Books on Soccer Training

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 20/09/2014

    I wanted to give you a quick heads up on a couple of interesting books on soccer training. I’ve got most of them and will read them all .

  • New Way to Calculate Wellness From Questionnaires

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 16/09/2014

    New Way to Calculate Wellness From Questionnaires In the video below I go over the usual problems of calculating total Wellness from different categories and I present the new way to calculate total wellness score that is more sensitive.