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Network analysis applied to soccer

Technology is changing sport is countless ways. Ray Keefe of Successful Endeavours in Melbourne Australia sent me the following article from the MIT Technology Review that shows how network analysis can reveal a soccer team’s strategy… Very interesting.

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Mastery By Metrics

In business, I call it Management By Metrics, but in sport I guess I should call it Mastery By Metrics. The question is “How do you know how well you’re playing?” Today’s post is one of the ways I do it as an elite squash player.

These photos are self-evident, but the question for you is how do YOU know how you’re progressing? What feedback mechanisms do you have in place to gauge progress and development?

Squash Racquet Strings Usage Comparison

Squash Racquet Strings Usage Comparison

You want to consider this on an on-going basis so that whenever the opportunity arises, your Reticular Activation System (RAS) will pick up on it.

Squash Racquet Strings Usage Close Up View

Squash Racquet Strings Usage Close Up View

In future posts, I’ll share additional feedback mechanisms I use. Of course if you have some you’ve used in other sports, by all means share them with me so I can share them with our readers!

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A Champion Knows His/Her Body

A champion gets to know the ‘ins and outs’ of his/her body. The more in tune you are with it, the better you can get it to perform when you it most. That being said, a colleague and top equestrian Caylene Vincent sent me the following stats that I am sure you will find both intriguing and funny.

Did you know… Continue reading ‘A Champion Knows His/Her Body’

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Serious Athletes BEWARE!

In the March issue of Men’s Health Magazine, I came across this interesting statistic of injuries for every 1,000 hours of training. This is something to be aware of. The stats don’t lie. SOMEONE is going to get hurt – it’s inevitable… Of course the exponential mindset is SOMEONE will get hurt – hopefully SOMEONE ELSE!

A famous joke illustrates this philosophy:

Two guys are in the forest and come across a bear. One of them says “#$#%$ we have to out-run the bear!” The other, with an exponential mindset says “No, I just have to out-run you!”

Sport Injury Statistics For Every 1,000 Hours Played

Sport Injury Statistics For Every 1,000 Hours Played

I’ve done a little math for you. 1,000 hours is more or less 1 hour, 3 times a week = every 6 years.

How often do you play your sport?

How often do you play your sport?

I post this not to scare you, just as something to keep in mind.

Play well, play safe!

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