Deliberate Practice

There is probably not a single coach who haven’t heard about the “10.000 hour rule” and with it a small fraction of the research done by Swedish professor Anders Ericsson at Florida State University. As a consequence you get coaches all over the world, in different sports, preaching that every player needs to train for at least 10.000 hours if they want to become good. This preaching from coaches combined with early specialization is something that doctors and physiotherapist has noticed with the amount of overtraining injuries such as for example ACL injuries increasing in pre-pubescent children.  Now, if you’d … Continue reading Deliberate Practice

Super Bowl Reflections

On Sunday the New England Patriots beat the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 to win their 6th Super Bowl championship since head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady joined the team in 2000. This is one of the most impressive and successful dynasties in team sports and the question everyone asks is why. Sure, Tom Brady is the GOAT and yes, Bill Belichick is a great coach who works hard in making sure his team is prepared for the next opponent, since coaching “beats being a plumber” as he may or may not have said. After winning Super Bowl 51 … Continue reading Super Bowl Reflections