Entries by dazdrake

Can Heavy Sled Training Make You Faster?- Part 2

I wanted to follow up one the blog on JB Morin’s Pacey Performance Podcast with a bit more of a discussion around resisted sprints.  This will be a two-part blog.  The first blog looked at the benefits of resisted sled work in developing technical mastery.  This blog will look at the use of resisted sprints […]

Can Heavy Sled Training Make You Faster?

I wanted to follow up one the blog on JB Morin’s Pacey Performance Podcast with a bit more of a discussion around resisted sprints.  This will be a two-part blog.  The first blog will look at the benefits of resisted sled work in developing technical mastery.  This is more an opinion of mine rather than […]

APA Are Recruiting!

I have a few important announcements today!!! APA Are Recruiting! APA have a number of vacancies within the APA network.  If you would like to be considered for a role with APA then please send a covering letter and CV to APA Owner, Daz Drake at daz@apacoaching.co.uk with email title APA.01 For Full Details Download […]

Pacey Performance Podcast REVIEW- Episode 212 Boo Schexnayder

This blog is a review of the Pacey Performance Podcast Episode 212 – Boo Schexnayder Boo Schexnayder Website: www.sacspeed.com Background:  Boo began his career as a high school mathematics teacher as well as the American football and track coach.  He eventually gravitated into collegiate track and field, and upon his first retirement in 2007 began […]

Giving Feedback – Why Less is More- Part 3

In this final part of the three-part blog series I will look at implicit feedback, which is feedback that you get from your interaction with the environment.  This is a way of getting feedback without conscious awareness of technique. Implicit learning One thing that Matt didn’t refer to is this concept of Explicit versus Implicit […]

Giving Feedback- Why Less is More- Part 2

In this second part to my blog series on Feedback we are still looking at the feedback from the coach known as external feedback.  Here we get into the detail a little more and look at what to say and perhap also what NOT to say! For an excellent review of the literature on feedback […]

Giving Feedback- Why Less is More- Part 1

In recent months the Tennis Academy where I am based have been challenging the coaches (including S&C coaches) to coach less explicitly.  This got me thinking, what types of feedback am I providing as a coach, and as the leader of my company?  Is my feedback impactful? Is it driving the quality of movement and […]