02/08/2013By Mladen Jovanovic on 02/08/2013
Measuring External Workload in Boxing Using Accelerometers Few years ago we had a pleasure of using MiniMax GPS devices (two of them) which we got for three months testing by courtesy of Catapult. I was amazed by the simplicity of it’s use and great software that comes with it – Sprint. I have been playing with normal features and...
31/07/2013By Mladen Jovanovic on 31/07/2013
Random Thoughts on Coaching Software I have wrote on this topic couple of months ago (HERE) and I have been spending that time in trying couple of them. Now I would love to provide some general comments and thoughts to both developers and coaches looking into those solutions. Before I even start please consider the following picture The point...
27/04/2013By Mladen Jovanovic on 27/04/2013
Rant: Program Design Software and Some More… I will be honest here: I F*CKING HATE PAPERWORK. My ultimate goal is to make things as simple as possible and to focus on the most important aspects of coaching (well, coaching) instead of losing precious time and energy on B.S. I have been using Excel extensively lately – from designing the...
22/09/2012By Mladen Jovanovic on 22/09/2012
Although I promised I will show you how to visualize the data using screen cast – I won’t do it. I started taping the screen and it took me more than one hour to actually explain basics, without going into advanced techniques, like name references, dynamic graphs and dash boarding (which involves a lot of use of functions like…
21/09/2012By Mladen Jovanovic on 21/09/2012
Since the wellness questionnaire is basically a nominal scale, the method of calculating difference might be simple subtraction (Difference = Current Score – Rolling Average). Other calculations that are based on ratio scales might involve percent change...
16/09/2012By Mladen Jovanovic on 16/09/2012
In the following series of screen cast I will show you how to utilize simple wellness questionnaire to monitor players readiness. The series will be done in three parts. Part one will deal with the design of collecting sheet. Part two will deal with numerical analysis using Excel and part three will deal with creating a simple visual dashboard.
24/04/2012By Mladen Jovanovic on 24/04/2012
Fatigue is a brain-derived emotion that regulates the exercise behavior to ensure the protection of whole body homeostasis.
10/09/2011By Mladen Jovanovic on 10/09/2011
The La rivoluzione della misurazione della potenza metabolica nel calcio edited by Roberto Colli, Emanuele Marra, Cristian Savoia, and Vito Azzone gave me a lot of new ideas and insights, so I decide to contact coach Roberto Sassi and ask him for a permission to publish it on my blog.
12/10/2010By Mladen Jovanovic on 12/10/2010
Process of preparing the athletes for competitions can be considered complex adaptive system that can be further divided to (1) training, (2) competition and (3) recovery sub-systems.
01/10/2010By Mladen Jovanovic on 01/10/2010
Ratings of Perceived Exhaustion vs Ratings of Perceived Effort I was reading these two very short articles: Br J Sports Med. 2010 Jun 27. Sense of effort and other unpleasant sensations during exercise: clarifying concepts and mechanisms. Smirmaul BD. Abstract Introduction The sense of effort is an essential component of all forms of exercise. Although...