By Mladen Jovanovic on 08/01/2011
Since the soccer is the most important secondary thing in Europe and pretty popular in Serbia (it is beyond me why, because we suck), and since I started working for the first time as physical preparation coach in soccer I decided to write down this 8-weeks pre-season template. I have also summed my work experience and preparation philosophy from…
By Mladen Jovanovic on 23/12/2010
Seminarski rad koji sam napisao negde u Aprilu 2010. godine pre nego sam napisao Planning and programming of training in sport games. Neki grafovi su posle modifikovani i dorađeni. U svakom slučaju naučio sam malo više o odbojci dok sam pisao ovaj rad. 1.0 UVOD Odbojka spada u grupu visoko-intenzivnih intermitentnih sportskih igara (engl. HIIE – High-Intensity Intermittent...
By Mladen Jovanovic on 15/11/2010
I just wanted to add one very dramatic example of context dependence of false step that cost my country entering the finals in Basketball World Championship in Turkey 2010. Since the Championship was held in Turkey, officials were biased. Anyway, starting from 5:22 in the video below, at the very end of this game Turkish player receives a ball close to...
By Mladen Jovanovic on 10/11/2010
Coaches call it ‘false step‘ and preach that the first step when starting/accelerating should always be step forward. Lee Taft calls it “Plyo Step”. Although I have already covered some information on the plyo step in my final paper Training and Testing Agility in Sports I will share three supporting research papers that are supportive of plyo step.
By Mladen Jovanovic on 21/10/2010
In short, the main purpose of the warm-up is to prepare the athletes for the main part of the workout. As late Charlie Francis used to say „Do whatever you need to warm-up“, which basically means don’t follow the dogmatic hypes and limit your options by saying negative or absolute claims, like „No to static stretching“.
By Mladen Jovanovic on 02/10/2010
After reading the Methods of Endurance Training series, which are BTW excellent read, I would love to post my current opinion regarding usage of the same for the team sport athletes.