Academia

7th Annual Coaches and Sport Science College

This year’s Coaches and Sport Science College is December 14th and 15th, followed by the UK Strength and Conditioning accreditation on Friday (where you take care of the practical portions of your UKSCA accreditation).  On Friday and Saturday, we have a stellar lineup of speakers including: Dr. Adam SayersJohn GoodwinMeg StoneMike FavreDr. John IvyDr. Bill SandsDr. Michael Stoneand more.. (check out the full list here). You will get to hear from these speakers, as well … Read more

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9 tips for getting the most out of graduate school

Now that I am in the home stretch of my PhD, I started reflecting on my experiences throughout. I recently saw a post on Cal Newport’s blog about some of his thoughts on grad school, so I thought I might toss my hat in the ring. Below are two sections. The first section is aimed at ideas for all graduate students, but the second section are ideas geared mostly toward PhD students in the same … Read more

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Adventures in R: Experiences with my Dissertation

Well, it has now been 6 months that I have been using R “regularly”. I set out from the beginning to learn R, and since the last time I attempted it, I need to make sure that I had external reasons for needing to learn it. To do that I told myself that I wouldn’t touch any statistical software that I had used previously (SPSS, SAS, MiniTab). This put me in the position that I … Read more

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Great TED Talks: Dan Meyer

Saw this one just a few days ago, and thought it was worth a watch. Dan Meyer is a high school math teacher, with some neat ideas that probably translate pretty well to teaching within our field as well.

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Great TED Talks: John Wooden on Success

While John Wooden has passed, he left an indelible ink on coaching. He was the head men’s basketball coach at UCLA from 1948-1975, but had a long career as both a player and teacher. He has a legacy from both his wins and his approach to coaching. This TED talk is from 2001. Here are some highlights from his talk: A direct quote of his definition of success: “Peace of mind, obtained only through self-satisfaction in … Read more

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On Lofty Language

I’m a sucker for five-dollar-words. Sometimes the monstrous, multi-syllabic words just roll right off the tongue and fight perfectly into what it is that you want to say. In scientific writing, and scientific speech, those extremely specific words often do a great job of making what you are saying very, very clear. The problem is that there is a correct and an incorrect time to use certain types of language. When I am talking to … Read more

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Sport and Exercise Journals List

Will Hopkins has been doing a pretty neat thing every year after Thomson Reuters releases their citation reports. He takes the time to seek out all of the major sport and exercise journals in our field, and compiles a list of all of their impact factors. This is very useful for those of us who do research, as it gives us some idea of the places we may want to cite, and a small degree … Read more

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