Archive for 2018

  • Knowledge Is the Best Gift You Can Receive

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 22/12/2018

    To all of you who want to improve your career, or gain new skills in the New Year of 2019, we are providing you an access to the entire educational content on our website. The fastest 100 new members who join us during the holiday season, will be able to subscribe at an exclusive price of ONLY $1 for the...

  • The Athlete’s Hip

    By on 22/12/2018

    This article will address football (soccer) players and their hips, the issues we regularly notice in this cohort of athletes, and the methods and exercises we use to treat or prevent these issues.

  • Predicting non-contact hamstring injuries by using training load data and machine learning models

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 17/12/2018

    Research has shown that there is an association between training load and likelihood of suffering non-contact injuries. But can we predict the injury? In this paper I have tried to predict non-contact hamstring injury by using two seasons day-to-day training load data.

  • Balancing Physical & Tactical Load in Soccer: A Holistic Approach – Part 3

    By on 07/12/2018

    In the third and last part of this article series, we will outline and elaborate on the most essential aspects each professional must consider, when designing a weekly plan.

  • Fat Tails and Inequality

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 04/12/2018

    The following R workbook is meant to show different effects (or should I call them inequalities or differences) between groups when different thresholds for selection are applied. Hopefully, this will be a good example on how it is important to be statistically educated when comparing groups and discussing inequality.

  • Sports Vacancies in December 2018

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 01/12/2018

    Here are the best sports jobs in the market. During the month of December I will continuously update the list. Please share and let’s get the word out!

  • Supplements for Athletes

    By on 26/11/2018

    In the video below, Lorena Torres, PhD does a wonderful job summing up the current evidence-based-practice, but also practice-based-evidence on supplements and provides simple actionable insights that can be applied right now with your athletes or club.

  • Team Management – Part 3

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 15/11/2018

    In third and final video on Team Management, I am discussing task management, workout design, documents & notes management, communication, monitoring, dashboards and analytics. There is a lot of software provided in this video series, so as a summary I provide software recommendations for teams/individuals with different budgets.

  • Smallest Worthwhile Change: Individual vs Group

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 10/11/2018

    Smallest Worthwhile Change: Individual vs Group If you haven’t been living under a rock over past few years, you must be familiar with Will Hopkins work on magnitude-based inferences (MBI). One of the basis behind MBI is defining smallest practically meaningful change, or smallest worthwhile change (SWC). Together with Typical Error (TE) of a test, SWC is very needed...

  • Coordination Ladders: Useful or Not?

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 03/11/2018

    It seems that coaches either love them or hate them. One camp seem to overdo them (or at least social media videos seems to be full of them) and claim magical properties (such as mak-ing someone faster and more agile), while others ditch them completely stating that they are useless waste of time. Who is right?

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