Posts tagged with ‘Team Sports’

  • How to Easily Collaborate With Your Team and Create the Efficient Annual Plan

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 04/01/2017

    The main reason why I have decided to make a special version of Annual Planner for Sports, which you can put on Google Sheets with two clicks only. It allows you to easily create a flexible annual plan and sessions calendar for your team.

  • Testing Endurance for Team Sport Athletes

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 19/11/2016

    There are numerous endurance tests that a strength and conditioning coach (S&C from now on) might use. So many that it is confusing which one to choose and why. For that reason, I decided to write this article: I want to outline my reasoning and rationale when selecting an endurance test.

  • Applied Tempo Training For Rugby Athletes [Webinar Replay]

    By on 12/11/2016

    I have been working a lot recently on implementing tempo training as the primary tool for conditioning my athletes here at Toshiba. This is for a few different reasons: 1) Lack of HR monitors; 2 A need to condition all my guys at once; 3) A lack of off-feet training equipment- if they have to run, it might as...

  • 5 Great Books To Read For S&C Coaches and Sport Scientists

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 02/10/2016

    Here are some very interesting books: 1) Football Conditioning: a Modern Scientific Approach 2 Book Set - Speed & Agility | Injury Prevention | Periodization Training | Small Sided Games; 2) Strength and Conditioning for Sports Performance; 3) How to Support a Champion: The art of applying science to the elite athlete; 4) What We Need Is Speed: Scientific...

  • 6 Weeks Running Program for Soccer Players

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 08/09/2016

    I’ve designed a simple 6 weeks running program for soccer, something that you can use with your athletes on the break or have it in your toolbox and apply it if needed in the RTP protocols or as extra conditioning. To make this program more individually tailored, I’ve used MAS – maximum aerobic speed.

  • Testing and Training Agility in Sports [Part 4]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 26/06/2016

    Agility is defined as an independent motor skill. The previous studies lead to the conclusion that there is very little positive transfer between the straight line speed and agility (i.e. change of direction speed), which basically means that the development of agility requires a specific training.

  • Is Talent Identification BS?

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 15/06/2016

    Yes, talent identification is BS! There, I’ve said it. Not because there is no talent, but because we are unable to predict it. I believe that most talent ID and development programs are waste of money and maybe counterproductive in actually developing the talent.

  • Minimum Viable Performance: Concept and Application in Training

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 28/05/2016

    Minimum Viable Product (MVP) is a concept from “Lean Startup” methodology. I believe it has a lot to offer to training problems, hence the change in the name to Minimum Viable Performance. I have already written about MVP in my Agile articles and videos, but wanted to give this concept some extra attention.

  • Testing and Training Agility in Sports [Part 3]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 21/05/2016

    Technique of Running and Motion Direction Change - Running technique is crucial for the change of motion direction. More specifically, the slope of the body and low center of mass are essential in optimizing acceleration and deceleration, as well as for increasing stability.

  • Testing and Training Agility in Sports [Part 2]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 30/04/2016

    Most coaches believe that different motor characteristics represent the “foundation” of agility, i.e. the change of direction speed, and therefore its improvement by training has positive effect on the change of direction speed improvement.