Posts tagged with ‘ESD’

  • Running-Based Conditioning for Team Sports – Part 2

    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…

  • Running-Based Conditioning for Team Sports – Part 1

    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…

  • Repeated Sprint Ability is Overrated? [Part 4]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 02/07/2012

    I want to finish this article so I can go to vacation with ‘clear head’, and spend my time eating gyros, swimming and playing beach volleyball instead of thinking about RST/RSA/RSS. I am afraid that this article got away from sole RST/RSA/RSS discussion. The things I warned against, besides trying to answer whether RST/RSA is overrated, are the following

  • Repeated Sprint Ability is Overrated? [Part 3]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 26/06/2012

    The study by Carling et al. “is the first to investigate in detail the characteristics of repeated high-intensity movement activity patterns in professional soccer match-play and demands specific to positional role” (p. 332).I am posting the abstract here, while I am pretty sure the full paper can be downloaded

  • Repeated Sprint Ability is Overrated? [Part 2]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 23/06/2012

    Now when I cleared (or made you more confused about) some things regarding time-motion analysis and total/mean scores (without ranges, frequencies and zones), let’s deal with those most strenuous parts of the game. Defining what is strenuous is also tricky. Sprints, 1500m run, marathon, long jump they are all different in duration but done at maximum ability. They…

  • Repeated Sprint Ability is Overrated? [Part 1]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 22/06/2012

    This is going to be an article/research review (rant?) that could be seen as an addendum to my Troubles with RSA I wrote last year. I suggest you check that one first before proceeding with this one.

  • Playing With Statistics [Part 5]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 26/03/2012

    Playing With Statistics Although at the end of part 4 I mentioned I will talk about analysis of frequent tests like sRPE, HRV and other’s that are used for monitoring, I will not do that in this part. Maybe in part 6 because I am still ‘playing~struggling’with that one. What I want to talk today is data...

  • Playing With Statistics [Part 4]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 19/03/2012

    Playing With Statistics In the last part I did analysis of the test using standard score. Now I am going to analyze re-test. Here are the test score for both test and re-test. TEST RE-TEST January 14th, 2012. February 25th, 2012. Player v30-15IFT Z-Score v30-15IFT Z-Score 1 19,5 -0,89 20 -1,44 2 19 -1,57 20 -1,44 3...

  • Playing With Statistics [Part 3]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 19/03/2012

    Playing With Statistics After a general rant in part 1 and part 2 I am about to start actually doing some stats. Ok, the first 30-15IFT test we did was in January and here are the scores. TEST Player v30-15IFT Z-Score 1 19,5 -0,89 2 19 -1,57 3 19,5 -0,89 4 20,5 0,45 5 19,5 -0,89 6...

  • Playing With Statistics [Part 2]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 18/03/2012

    After a general rant in part 1 I will now try to be more pragmatic. Please note that with these posts I am not trying to impress lab coats, but rather provide an example for my fellow coaches who deal with testing and assessment. Nothing fancy, just down to earth analysis.