Blogger of the Month
Paul Gamble is a specialist in athletic preparation, with a back ground in strength and conditioning. He blogs at Informed in Sport where he looks to provide athletes, coaches and practitioners a compass to help navigate the ever-growing seas of information, and a lens to look beneath the surface. Always insightful and challenging this month his blog was on nuance and its path to enlightenment in athletic preparation which cautions us of the perils of using social media for information and to be wary of extreme positions and polarised debates. Unravelling the locus of focus and resurrecting critical thinking are two excellent posts that I keep going back to regularly. If you like your blogs well researched, thorough and detailed then get Informed in Sport
Top 10 Blog posts
- Drills are the drugs of coaching (from a recovering addict!) is another provocative post by Stuart Armstrong about the overuse of unopposed drills in coaching team sports.
- The $1,000,000 question… by Nick Hill asks what should we be focusing on with our limited time in with children when coaching youth sports
- The “It Depends” is not enough… is a post by Nick Levett who explains his frustrations with coaches and academics who answer clear questions with ‘it depends’.
- what we believe by the crew of My Fastest Mile share their principles when dealing with people engaged in the pursuit of betterment.
- So What Is Developmentally Appropriate Sport? is a piece by Dr Richard Bailey for UK Coaching that encourages to remember that children are not mini-adults.
- The Other Side by Joey Peters of Game Play Learn is a moving story that promoted change.
- Building a stronger PE and School Sport Network for ‘Successful Futures’ is a insight into the direction Wales is moving with its PE Curriculum.
- Coaching Excellence – Part One, Coaching Excellence – Part Two, Coaching Excellence – Part Three and Coaching Excellence – Part Four is a wonderfully rich and personal series of blog posts by Vern Gambetta and his thoughts about what makes coaching excellence.
- The Golden Thread in Action from England Hockey Coaching is an excellent practical example of how to apply the Golden Thread (check out video clip below).
- Creativity In Sports: 3 Coaching Lessons From Your Local Skate Park by Stuart Lierich are some observations from watching the skateboarding community at play and how that could influence our coaching.
- Maximize Engagement: Sport Ed. & TGfU Hybrid Units
- Physical Literacy – a journey, outcome, ideal?
- Effective Questioning for Games Based Approaches
- I Did it Again!
- Physical Illiteracy
- The six things learnt in the last 10 months
- What have I learnt about teaching in the U.S? My self-study summary!
- PA & sun protection – how to encourage both for healthy kids
- One Word, One Community
- Games, Rules, Power and Play
- Fitness Bingo
- Developing fundamental movement skills
- Four out of five primary school children do not get recommended amount of exercise, new data finds
- “Life after your PGCE year… My Journey…” Part 1
- “Life after your PGCE year… My Journey…” Part 2
- Is secondary PE inspiring enough?
- Journaling in Health
Tech in PE
- My Top 5 Tech Gadgets for PE in 2017
- Voice Typing In Google Docs
- Using GDrawings in #Physed & #Health
- Tech Tools for My Sub Teacher – Part 1
- Create Student Reports From Your Class Tracker
- Guiding student improvement without individual feedback
- How to make a green screen video for academic PE
Research in PE
- Game-based tennis lessons & executive functions
- Mathematical models, predictive coding and collective behaviours in sport.
- A systematic review of sport and dance participation in healthy young people (15-24 years) to promote subjective wellbeing
- Fundamental motor skills: A systematic review of terminology
- Why you shouldn’t exercise to lose weight, explained with 60+ studies
- PHE Canada Research Forum in Review: Part 3
- Making Sense of Game Sense
PE Podcasts and Videos
- Stuart Armstrong, Head of Coaching for Sport England, “Learning Happens in the Ugly Zone” and other coaching factors
- Building great relationships – The secret to the development of the ‘Gifted Junior’ with Stuart Morgan
- Assessment During Team Games
- Mark Upton, International Skill Acquisition and Coaching Education Expert, on Quality Coaching
- Sam Walker, Best Selling Author of The Captain Class, The counterintuitive leadership qualities of the men and women who led the greatest teams of all time.
- Coach Like a Champion with Master Educator, Doug Lemov
School and Youth Sport
- The Big C – Culture
- Sport Systems – fragments of thought #7
- Participation awards – what’s the point?
- Facilitating a space for exchange and learning in a community of practitioners and researchers.
- Progression Ideas
- Is it Possible to Just “Play”?
- Let the Game be the Winner
- Are ‘non-competitive sports days’ really better for school kids?
- Perturbation #1 “Are we missing something?”
- On-Feet Locomotion Development Thoughts
- Ego is the Opponent
- Poles Apart
- Google it! What Youth Sports Can Learn from the Tech Giant About Building Great Teams
- Some Coaching Advice to Make You A Better Coach
Articles of Interest
- The Importance of Being Valued
- Losing Fat, Gaining Brain Power, on the Playground
- Future of Sport
- A Beginner’s Guide to Calling BS
- Expert lauds the value of movement – ‘We have to get people to understand activity is a way of life’
- Athlete gets cancer. Athlete fights cancer. Repeat, again and again…
- What If Everything You Knew About Disciplining Kids Was Wrong?
- Deciding to Race When I Thought I Was Done
- How I lost my 25-year battle against corporate claptrap