Players

Every Session Better – Reflecting & Revising

You may have already viewed the video available at this link https://www.useloom.com/share/7a8d13d9a0bf439389a68d581dce9c70 where I talk about presenting at a recent coaching conference and the conversations that followed. My own hour-long presentation really focused on the ‘what’ and content of a session but the questions asked by many coaches focused on ‘how’ to host better sessions.…

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Getting the most from GPS monitoring (Part II)

Yesterday we started to look at recommended ways for getting the most from your investment in GPS equipment such as VX SPORT. It is massively important to know “Why” you are investing as well as “What” you will do and “How” you’ll go about it – more often than not the “Why” is the most…

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Getting the Most from GPS Monitoring

An insight into best use of GPS Monitoring – Part 1 Like most involved in performance I’m always looking towards continuous improvement in terms of coaching and all skills allied with helping players perform at higher levels and enjoy a lower injury risk. Part of ongoing development as a coach is swapping an sharing experiences,…

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Less Answers and Better Questions

With club GAA pre-season around the corner – or having started in some cases – there is no shortage of answers in the form of expertise, insights and the latest, greatest tools openly available in the online world. Not all of this is bad of course – however it’s all in the context of being…

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Switching On in the Off-Season

#GAA Season over, feet up, nights out, take-aways in. Nothing wrong with it really – but there is a benefit to having some balance this off-season towards better future performance. Consider your next pre-season is only 8-10 weeks away. Notwithstanding that the majority of players are not professional and therefore should not be held to…

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Introducing Player Monitoring

Many clubs and coaches take the time to investigate prices, features etc before investing in technology such as @vxsport . The really wise ones however will engage with suppliers and other experts in their field to establish just how best to get the most from these new tools. Many places and sources to seek help…

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Taking Sports Technology into the classroom

Great example here of how the @vxsport guys are helping set new education and learning paradigms with the GPS player monitoring system – just goes to show that sports tech doesn’t just have to be for sporty types!! http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=11399091

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All the Glitters

When talking to coaches, be they S&C or other coaches  in charge of physical fitness programs, about player monitoring tools one of the first questions is inevitably “can it measure collisions/impacts??. My stock answer is “why do you want that??” Generally the answer can be quite wooly and in many cases it is putting the…

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Resources or Resourcefulness??

When dealing with prospective clients I very often hear “yes we need XYZ and would love your product/services but……..” and so it continues. All perfectly natural and normal really and nothing that others in this field don’t hear regularly. Maybe though it’s time to stop worrying about resources and start being resourceful. Old cliches such…

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Measuring and Managing

As player/athlete monitoring becomes more popular and “must-do” it’s worth bearing in mind that the quantity/quality conversation needs to happen. Seth Godin’s latest blog post is a timely reminder to everyone involved in analysis and monitoring on a daily basis that we need to do the “heavy-lifting” of identifying what is significant in terms of…

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