Recommended Reading for Coaches and Sports Parents
In this post I share with you three of my favourite sports coaching articles that I read so far in 2017.
Each of these articles takes a refreshingly direct, no-nonsense approach to its particular topic. Each caused me to stop and take notice, smile and nod a little, and reflect a lot. I hope that you enjoy, learn and be inspired like I have been.
Why Junior Athlete Results Probably Don’t Matter by Grant Jenkins
6 reasons why we shouldn’t get too excited or disappointed in a young athlete’s results. This type of stuff is not talked about enough in junior sport circles. We need more of it.
The Development Pathway – Some Random Thoughts by Kelvin Giles
A stinging assessment of the development pathways currently offered by some sport governing bodies. A wake-up call for anyone who coaches, organises or administers junior sport.
Ten Sprint Facts I Wish Everyone Understood by Tony Holler
Provides ten practical observations about sprinting, while identifying where many athletes, coaches and parents may be going wrong with their “speed” training. Interesting, convincing and difficult to argue with.
What are some of the best articles that you have read so far this year?
Let me know about the best sports coaching articles that you have read in 2017 by leaving a reply/comment or by using the contact details below. I would also love to hear your reactions to any or all of the three articles that I have linked to above.
Darren Wensor is a sports development professional, coach educator, specialist coach of young athletes and founder of the blog coachingyoungathletes.com. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin or via email.