General Manager – Sports Teams

Sports teams[edit] In most professional sports, the general manager is the team executive responsible for acquiring the rights to player personnel, negotiating their contracts, and reassigning or dismissing players no longer desired on the team. The general manager may also have responsibility for hiring the head coach of the team. For many years in U.S. professional sports, coaches often…

Coaching Abuse

Coaching Abuse “Coaching ABUSE: The dirty, not-so-little secret in sports” IN THIS ISSUE:  “Coaching ABUSE: The dirty, not-so-little secret in sports” What is wrong with a society that places so much importance on winning in sports that it blatantly neglects the needs and well being of the child-athletes that it’s charged with educating and protecting?…

Sleep, Recovery and Human Performance

A Comprehensive Strategy for Long-Term Athlete Development Charles H. Samuels, MD, CCFP, DABSM & Brent N. Alexander, M.Sc Post-exercise recovery and regeneration (PERR) is as important as the training regimen to the complex adaptive process of increasing athletic performance.1 The foundation of PERR is sleep. Sleep constitutes the passive recovery, regeneration and rest process. Sleep,…

Athletic Talent Identification

Athletic Talent Identification Athletic talent identification is approached from many different angles, depending on which country you are looking at and the sport for which athletes are being recognised and recruited. This article looks at two things; the first being innate talent identification and prediction of future success. Secondly we will look at athletic development…