High performance management

Home-ground advantage: International vs local differences

2011-06-30: So today is the third and final installment in the series on home ground advantage, and it’s going to be a visual and quicker to…

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Home-ground advantage, part 2: Super Rugby, travel and altitude

2011-06-29: Yesterday, I did , and looked at three of the four factors that may influence performance at home or on the road.  The plan was to…

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Home-ground advantage in sport, part 1

2011-06-29: This past week in South African sport was punctuated by, among other things, a discussion around travel and the effect it has on professional sports teams.…

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Specialization, training volume and talent development

2011-04-07: Yesterday I started what I hope is an interesting and thought-provoking in young children.  I looked at a recent study of Danish elite and near-elite…

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Early vs Late Specialization: When should children specialize in sport?

2011-04-06: There is no single pathway to success in sport.  If there were, we wouldn’t be able to compare the stories of Chrissie Wellington, who discovered…

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Pressure points and performance: Choking and panic

2011-03-26: Cricket is not a sport that we’ve done a great deal of analysis of here on The Science of Sport. The irony is that the…

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An Olympic musical – why every millisecond matters

2010-03-01: Canada sits atop the Winter sporting world this morning, having claimed a record 14 gold medals in their home Olympic Games.  It’s a record for…

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The mental edge: Thoughts and opinions

2010-02-25: It’s been far too long between posts for me – I do apologize, but as Jonathan said in yesterday’s post, things have been rather frantic…

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The story of Alistair Cragg

2007-08-09: In the , I used the example of a runner called Sipho Ngomane to show how SA is losing out on potentially talented runners because…

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