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.
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.
By Keir Wenham-Flat 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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.