These articles will give you the coaching tools to get your team to make good on their goal setting. Everything from motivation techniques to practical tips for coaching football, coaching basketball or coaching other sports is available. So personalise your coaching training now… To browse our library of free sports training articles, browse using the categories on the left or use the search box.

High-intensity training

High-intensity training: one size doesn’t fit all

Sports Drinks

When sports drinks don’t work

The psychology of speed training

Mental preparation to enhance speed training and improve performance

Focusing attention on concentration

Attentional control in sport

Paralympic sport: working with disabled athletes

Paralympic training routines

Coaching young athletes to produce future stars

Doing the ‘right’ training at the ‘right’ time with a young child can maximise their future potential as an adult

Sports coaching: how to coach athletes with learning difficulties

Learning difficulties aren’t just confined to the classroom; there are many talented young athletes who also suffer too.

Sports Coaching: a critical assessment of how an athlete can improve performance

Ongoing quantification and evaluation of training interventions is necessary in order to make informed coaching decisions

Sports Coaching: an interview with periodization coach Tudor Bompa

Periodization from a sport science point of view

Sports Coaching: coaches should rely more on sport science than sports trends

Coaching has always been something of an art

David Walliams' Endurance Swimming Coach Reveals All

Endurance Training and Mental Toughness for Long Distance Swimming

Rugby Training: Secrets of the Rugby World Cup Players

Scotland's Rugby Fitness Coach shares his rugby training tips

Ladder Drill: Two Feet in Each Rung

Ladder Drill: Two Feet in Each Rung

A progression from the One Foot in Each Rung drill, challenges the speed of co-ordination of the athlete. Have the athlete perform the drill correctly by asking them to start off slowly to get a feel of the movement.

Football coaching - half time psychology

Make sure your football coaching mentally prepares you for the second half!

Sports News: Eating Disorders

Eating disorders: are coaches to blame?

Sport Motivation

Sport Motivation : To create a positive motivational climate you need more carrot than stick

child protection in sport

Child protection in sport

successful coaching

Successful coaching: The secrets of success with high-level athletes

training schedules

Training schedules: Three ways to quantify and evaluate your training - and make sure you are achieving what your coach has planned for you

Football Managers

Football managers - Who is there to support the managers? A psychologist reflects on survival techniques in a cut-throat world

underperformance syndrome

Underperformance Syndrome - how youth rugby coaches are using psychology to raise their players' game

Sport Psychology: self awareness in sport

How to get the best from yourself or an athlete you coach by effective questioning and attentive listening

Sports psychology: how to motivate your athletes to help themselves

Improve your Motivational Skills to encourage Athlete Behavioural Change

Coaching techniques: British and Australian views on crosstraining

Coaches from different nations approach crosstraining with varying opinion

Resistance training: should athletes be exposed to resistance exercise at a younger age?

The implications of young athletes performing resistance training


What is wrong with British sport?

Injury management

Injury Management: So what exactly is the coach meant to do during the rehabilitation period? Here are a few pointers.

Using specificity and resistance training to improve wheelchair athletes

A new study looks at the benefits of low-volume and strength training

Assessing the benefits of specificity on wheelchair athletes

Part two of this article looks at the exercise selection and results of the nine week training programme

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