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Sports Science Quarterly – Q1 2022

For the last 6 years we’ve delivered you insights into the latest sports science research every month. For 2022 we’re making a little change: our sports science updates will be released on a quarterly basis. Below is our first update of the year, where we look at lessons on briefing and debriefing from the military, the coach’s eye, working with Gen Z, foam rolling, and more.

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HMMR Podcast Episode 263: Year-end extravaganza

The end of the year is upon us, so we asked our team of HMMR Media contributors to reflect on the year behind us. Joining us on the episode are James Marshall, Chris McCormick, Domhnaill Fox, Andy Stone, Patrick McHugh, and Vern Gambetta. They all share what they’ve been learning, plus the mistakes they made in 2021.

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August/September 2021 in review: Olympic debrief

The site theme in August and September was debriefing the Olympics. Our team of contributors put together 7 new articles and 5 podcasts looking at difference aspects of the performances, coaching, lessons learned, and more. Find links to all of the new resources below.

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GAINcast Episode 225: Training audit

The best programs have a process to keep getting better. This starts with quality debriefing, but it continues with more in-depth training audits. The audit aims to use an outside perspective to thoroughly evaluate a program so you can make objective changes and modifications if necessary. On this week’s GAINcast we explain the various forms training audits can take, along with practical examples of audits in action.

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Thoughts on end of season review/debrief

Whether you are a national governing body reviewing your performance at the Olympic games or a high school coach just ending your season and preparing for next year. Here are few thoughts that may help you begin an effective performance review/debrief.

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HMMR Podcast Episode 212: Year-end extravaganza

The end of the year is approach, so we asked our team of HMMR Media contributors to reflect on the year behind us and look forward to the year ahead and share what they’ve been trying out and learning. Joining us on the episode are James Marshall, Tracy Fober, Chris McCormick, Domhnaill Fox, Carrie Lane, and Vern Gambetta. Read more

Feedback should be reflective, not reflexive

The best feedback for coaches often comes from the people doing the training themselves: the athletes. Nobody knows better how training went than the people who did it. Being able to identify and articulate that feedback is a skill that must be honed and developed like anything else. Read more

The value of unstructured conversation and talking shop

One of the little-known benefits of the HMMR Plus membership is the ability to hang out and talk shop with many of our contributors. Today we recorded our 18th member hangout focusing on September site theme of reflective coaching. Read more

HMMR Podcast Episode 206: Abusing gravity (with Chris Kilmurray)

Most sports you work against gravity. In others, you work with gravity. In downhill mountain biking, gravity helps take you from the top of the hill to the bottom. Gravity can still abuse riders, but the best turn the tables and use it to their advantage. Chris Kilmurray joins us on this week’s podcast to discuss the sport, what drives performance, and training methods. Read more

Finding the right feedback for reflective coaching

Finding the right time for reflective coaching is critical, as I wrote about last week. But reflecting will not bring your coaching forward if you do not have the right information. In order to properly reflect, you need to search out the best information. Read more