Abstract: Execution errors have become part of the norm for sports. Errors are being categorized and counted, but coaching interventions rarely have the impact of reducing these execution errors. Maybe we don't know what is interfering with our ability to manage and reduce execution errors. Maybe it's time to recognize that execution errors are operating on a different level than the interventions being used to reduce… Continue
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Abstract: In the sports industry, there are always advancements in ideas and techniques. Right now, there is something happening in rehab, which addresses a chronic difficulty for athletes. An advance in injury rehab is slowly being recognized and accepted.
What Happens When The Injured Athlete Returns?
Added by Rodger Bailey on January 13, 2016 at 2:30pm —
Abstract: There are many different ways that athletes tell the world that they are leaving their sport: “Last game” or “Retiring” are common announcements. There are also many different reasons given for those announcements: “Personal Reasons” and “Health” are among those most often told to the media and teammates. But, this article is about these retiring athletes as coaches and the impact they have on progress in their sport.… Continue
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Abstract: Knowing the functional mechanisms of the brain, which are needed for athletic performance, we can start to explore improved ways of training athletes for higher levels of performance and reduced numbers of execution mistakes.
A Functional Model of How The Brain Works For Athletes
Added by Rodger Bailey on January 13, 2016 at 8:30am —
Abstract: Our understanding of why and how mistakes-on-the-field occur is due for a change. The concept of taking athletes through drills to reduce execution mistakes needs to change based on what we are learning in Neuroscience. Drills are important in building skills and refining execution of a particular step in a particular skill. Random execution mistakes are not solved by skill drills.…
Added by Rodger Bailey on January 13, 2016 at 8:24am —
Abstract: We have learned that MFR signals come through the central nervous system. The graphics shown in scholarly articles about MFR imply that the muscle fiber recruitment signals occur at the precise time needed. The reality is that MFR signals are often poorly organized and poorly synchronized for the intended activities, which results in poor or mistake-riddled … Continue
Added by Rodger Bailey on January 11, 2016 at 7:08am —
Can You Imagine A New Source For Improved Athletic Performance?
Generally speaking, paradigm shifts are simply changes in perspective. When someone takes a unique view, they gain new information about something everyone else thinks they already know everything about. But, this new perspective can open doors to new levels of performance and higher levels of achievement in the world of sports.
The difficulty with paradigm shifts is that not everyone is ready… Continue
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There is nothing more discouraging to Teams, Managers, Coaches, Athletes, and Fans than:
What are they?
Why are they so pervasive? Continue
What can be done about them?…
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What Is ‘Being Coordinated’?
Of course, being coordinated is a state of coordination, in which a person’s movement is harmonious.
Dictionaries tell us that being coordinated (or having coordination) is a situation where the skeletal muscles move in efficient motor patterns. In this case, ‘efficient’ refers to motor patterns with the least extraneous movement and most smooth transitions.
Where Does Coordination Come From?
We humans are… Continue
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