Entries by dazdrake

Task based drills vs Game based skills- why it matters

This year one of my friends and colleagues Sergio Gomez-Cuesta (who is the Head of Performance, Science and Medicine Support and 10U Player Development Lead at Gosling Tennis Academy) has been running some coach education for Gosling coaches on coaching frameworks designed to maximise skill acquisition and development in Tennis players.     Despite constraints […]

Book Review: Winning – Tim S. Grover – Part 1

I read a lot of books on professional development, and love to get insights from coaches so I was fascinated to hear from Tim Grover, who was the strength & conditioning coach for most of Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls NBA basketball career, which included 6 NBA Finals.   Tim Grover     This book looks […]

Individualizing the Management of Overhead Athletes

Eric Cressey delivered a presentation in 2012- originally delivered at the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Convention – to 4500 coaches in attendance- called ‘Individualizing the Management of Overhead Athletes.’   He has now made it available for FREE if you sign up to his newsletter so if you want to see it is full […]

Should Tennis Players Train Overhead?

Hi everyone!  In today’s post I’m going to speak about a topic which has been really important for me to get my head around over the years as a coach working almost exclusively in Tennis  – and that’s training overhead.   Shoulder related injuries account for a large percentage of repetitive injuries in Tennis along […]

Pacey Performance Podcast REVIEW – Episode 381 Alistair & Tom Part 3

This blog is a review of the Pacey Performance Podcast Episode 381 – Alistair McBurnie & Tom Dos’Santos   Alistair and Tom are interviewed in a two part series (Episode 380 and 381).  Episode 380 focused more on Deceleration ability.  Episode 381 focuses on change of direction ability.   I’ve created a three part blog series […]

Pacey Performance Podcast REVIEW- Episode 380 Alistair & Tom Part 2

This blog is a review of the Pacey Performance Podcast Episode 380 – Alistair McBurnie & Tom Dos’Santos   Alistair McBurnie   Alistair is a sports science analyst for Manchester United’s first team, having worked his way up from coaching at academy level.   Twitter   Tom Dos’Santo   Tom is a lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan […]

Pacey Performance Podcast REVIEW- Episode 380 Alistair McBurnie & Tom Dos’Santos

This blog is a review of the Pacey Performance Podcast Episode 380 – Alistair McBurnie & Tom Dos’Santos   Alistair McBurnie   Alistair is a sports science analyst for Manchester United’s first team, having worked his way up from coaching at academy level.   Twitter   Tom Dos’Santo   Tom is a lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan […]