Physiological Requirements of Small-Sided Games

Small-sided games provide more on-ball activity for players, meaning more opportunities for technical and tactical skill development. However, the perception is that small-sided games are easier than full-sided games or that they fail to reproduce the same physiological responses as a full-sided game. In a recent study in Revista de Psicología del Deporte by Jaime Sampaio, Catarina Abrantes Read more about Physiological Requirements of Small-Sided Games[…]

Basketball Practice, Mindful Learning and Player Development

I played at a big sports complex last night, and an elite club team practiced on the next court. The club regularly features high Division I recruits, and a trainer took the current players through a workout. For the first 45 minutes, they did conditioning drills. The high school season ended last weekend. Assuming these Read more about Basketball Practice, Mindful Learning and Player Development[…]