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Junior Sport Science Symposium III

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Quick update on the third Junior Sport Science Symposium from last week Thursday. First up, thanks to our sponsors – Elite Fitness! They provided food, gift bags worth over $100 and the opportunity for some quality information to be shared. MORE: How are your New Years Resolutions going? Judging from the SurveyMonkey feedback, emails bouncing around and requests for more ...

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The Silent Evidence

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In 2011 Novak Djokovic had a winning streak of 41 matches. Included in this streak is his Australian Open title, as well as titles in Indian Wells, Miami, Madrid and Rome. His streak was broken when he lost to Roger Federer in the semi-finals of the French open. About two thirds of the way through his incredible run reports emerged ...

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Twitter for Coaches

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Australia’s only full-time kicking coach, Stu Lierich (@KickCoaching), made a great point when presenting at the first Junior Sport Science Symposium:  The resume is dead; it is imperative that coaches leave a digital footprint. And he should know. Having been asked to consult to the Argentinean Rugby Union as well as holding clinics in Australia and all over the UK he ...

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Questioning Coaching Heuristics

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Think of a heuristic as a ‘rule of thumb’, a solution that is less than optimal but works most of the time (see, for example, some Health Heuristics). Most heuristics are fairly accurate, especially for a young coach working with inexperienced athletes. Problems arise when people confuse a heuristic with an actual rule or law; or continue to apply them ...

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Recommended Reading – League of Denial

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   League of Denial: The NFL, Concussions and the Battle for Truth What a compelling read! If you’re involved with any contact sport, from rugby to wrestling to roller derby, make sure you read this. On the other hand, if you enjoy reading about scandals and conspiracies (pointing the finger at you, NFL) you won’t be able to put this ...

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