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Periodisation: What Is It Good For?
Research study concluded that a periodised programme may be advantageous for athletes in certain sports due to practice and competitions throughout the season but may not be as evident in increasing muscle size and strength... Read More
  Pacey Performance Podcast #11 - Mike McGuigan (26 min)
Podcast featuring professor Mike McGuigan about prioritising interventions with the massive data collected, determining how much strength transfers to performance and how individualised training should be... Read More
Should My Child Play Up? The Do’s And Don’ts Of Moving Kids To Older Age Groups
The article discusses on whether young athletes competing in the age group competition should be played up or held back. When developing young athletes, youth coaches should consider their biological age. Author provides some reasons to allow or not allow the child to play up... Read More
  Training Ground Guru: Rashford, Gascoigne And The Power Of Play
Talks about how we should put play back into youth sports as they are becoming too formalised... Read More
Study Shows Major Drop In American Youth Sports Participation
This study shows that there is a decline in sports participation in America in all sports. One exception is ice hockey where there is a rise in numbers and it is due to USA Hockey's new guideline changes that appeal better to youth... Read More
  How Much Should A Child Be Training For Their Sport?
This article helps to plan a kid’s training program without running into the risk of injuries and burnout. Some guidelines were suggested:
1 hour per year of age per week
1 day off a week
1:2 ratio of free play vs organised sport
Be involved in periodised strength and conditioning
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Here Is What Makes Kenyan Runners Great
The article reveals that diet (ideal), environment (live and train in high altitude), habitual lifestyles, genes and social-cultural beliefs were the main factors in aiding Kenyans to become fast runners. The article also notes that good history in running gives these Kenyans a psychological edge... Read More
  Want An Olympic Legacy? Get Primary School Children Trying Out A Range Of Different Sports
The authors believe that the route to both Olympic medals (in most sports) and lifelong participation begins by experimenting, tasting, and playing a wide range of sporting activities. Exposure to a wide array of sports will also help to develop the children's fundamental movement skills as well as emotional and cognitive skills... Read More
How To Put The Fun Back In Youth Sport
This article highlights over-competitiveness in the child and youth sport environment. The author provides suggestions like allowing the child to play different sports in each season, keeping the sport age-appropriate, monitoring the vibe on the child’s team and listening and sticking to the child’s goals of participating in sports... Read More
  Steph Curry’s Secrets To Success: Brain Training, Float Tanks And Strobe Goggles
Explains how Stephen Curry uses technology such as the float tank, fitlight and some IT goggles to improve his game performance... Read More
Playing The Game: The Truth About Youth Sports
Explanation on how continuity, balance and intensity of sport participation will have an affect on postive youth development... Read More
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