Taking the Fear Out of Data Collection in Sport: Part I – Quantifying the Game

Yes, getting GREAT at data collection, maintenance, analysis, and monitoring can certainly be challenging. However, collecting meaningful information to answer your sport-related questions isn’t about being great – it is about being CONSISTENT.

And, to be consistent we have to understand the value that collecting data can bring to our knowledge of the game, and to the coaching of our athletes.

Building Your First Training Data Dashboard in Excel

For those that follow me on social media, you’ll know just how much I enjoy sharing my own personal training content: videos from my sessions, templates as I create them, and more recently my dashboard with monitoring metrics. The latter tends to incite a lot of questions from those wondering where to begin when learning…

Finding the Strength to Face Depression and Anxiety

It has been quite some time since I have posted on my site, and nearly 2 years since I last wrote on the topic of mental health, depression, anxiety. I have waited so long to readdress this topic in long-form because the perfectionist in me has been looking for the right title, focus, and words…

18 Lessons Learned in 2018

Hard to believe that 2018 is nearly in our rear-view mirror. This year proved to be one of my life’s most challenging years yet. But, there is no growth without resistance, and for all of the challenging moments, there has been some significant professional and personal growth. I’ve learned a lot. More than I could…

Why I Train

I’m big on the “why”. If there’s one thing that really irks me personally, it’s eye wash — that is, doing things with no purpose, just for the sake of doing them. Sometimes in life you have to participate in eyewash, of course. But, when it comes to what I do in my own time,…

An Open Letter To the Coach or Athlete Battling Mental Illness:

Whether we like it or not, there indeed exists a stigma in athletics that players and coaches must be “mentally tough”, and that discussing mental illness is taboo. As a result, those who are struggling do so in silence for fear that they will be labeled soft, incompetent, or mentally weak.  Recently, I posted some…