Training Talk with John Kiely (Part 3)

The response to Part 1 and Part 2 of our training talk with coach and academic John Kiely has been overwhelmingly positive. It has also been a wonderful learning experience for me. To start with we discussed the issues with traditional periodization models and their scientific underpinning. Last week we continued the discussion to cover what can be learned from science and how coaches can work on improving their processes. This final part brings things together and present some final thoughts as well as five questions coaches should ask themselves when planning.


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  1. […] an interview, UK-based sports scientist and strength and conditioning specialist John Kiely also advocated the benefits and necessity of a coaching philosophy underpinning everything you do: […]

  2. […] But, as with everything, there are downsides too. Technology can be a distraction, both by taking our attention away from athletes and by giving us so much information that we are overwhelmed. It all too often it looked at as a way to replace a coach’s skillset rather than merely enhance it. As John Kiely said in my training talk with him this summer: […]

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