Posts tagged with ‘Team Sports’

  • How to Analyze Training Load and Monitoring Data?

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 21/11/2017

    In this video I am explaining two methods to deal with missing values and why you should pay attention to the way you are aggregating data (daily, team averages, body soreness, etc).

  • Strength Training Categorization – Part 2: Categorization of Exercises

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 12/11/2017

    As is the case with the objectives, there are multiple ways to categorize strength exercises. For example, using “specificity” (similarity to the competition movement) as a criteria, we pretty much have (1) general and (2) specific exercises. Please note the “fuzzy” borders between them, which makes them more of a continuum, rather than discrete groups.

  • Strength Training Categorization – Part 1

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 05/11/2017

    As Jordan Peterson stated: “Categories are constructed in relationship to their functional significance”, categorization is not an exercise in futility, but rather helps us make better and faster decision (via information reduction and simplification).

  • Managing Teams With Trello

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 24/10/2017

    I am pretty certain that the first one to suggest using Trello (somewhere in 2013) was Jose Fernandez from Houston Astros. Jose is pretty much technology clairvoyant. Another person that directed me to use Paul Dijkstra et al. five-color health and performance risk grading system 1 (see the below picture) was Brian Green from USA Rugby Sevens. We keep...

  • Physical Preparation for Team Sports: Establishing 1RMs

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 16/10/2017

    Having established exercise 1RMs is of the utmost importance for programming and performing percent-based programs. Pretty much everything revolves around this performance metric.

  • Shuttle Run Beep Test Improvement & New Test

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 12/10/2017

    Few days ago, I spoke with Cameron Josse, who is Director of Sports Performance at DeFranco’s Gym, regarding simple (or should I say, Minimum Viable Program – MVPr) endurance test for football athletes. I have directed Cameron to the article Testing Endurance for Team Sport Athletes and my Shuttle Run Beep Test. Since we are on the same page...

  • How to Create Team Training Schedule With Just a Few Clicks

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 04/10/2017

    In this video I am showing you how to create month schedule for the whole team in just a few clicks with our newest app AthleteSR! There are a lot of similar apps on the market, but AthleteSR app is much more flexible and sport-related solution for creation of the team schedule.

  • Managing the High Performance Teams – Part 2

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 01/10/2017

    Unfortunately, or luckily, in High Performance Teams, there are multiple coaches that need to be consulted for the optimal schedule (and its changes). Besides, if we follow the ideas of the Agile Periodization, then we are constantly updating the plan in iterative manner, and these updates need to be the result of the Sprint meetings. This demands that the...

  • Managing the High Performance Teams [Part1]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 24/09/2017

    When you are a single coach in the private sector and you are dealing with few athletes, it is much easier to get organized. But when you are a part of the big machine such as High Performance team, where there might be multiple coaches, PTs, medical doctors, sports scientists, nutritionists and so forth, getting organized is of utmost...

  • Physical Preparation for Team Sports: Functional Groups

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 17/09/2017

    Without being able to come up with more appropriate name, functional groups relate to the current training status of the athlete (i.e. away, national team, injured, available, etc) and whether they played the previous match or are they going to play the next one. This makes planning a bit easier for the coach, although there are going to be...