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Ten years on, thinking about desire paths

This month, I will have been away from the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) for a decade. The years seem to have raced by. My...

Valerij, Anatolij and Dynamo Kyiv's Golden Years

< Introduction I have been researching Valerij Lobanovs’kyj's coaching career at Dynamo Kiev. I am particularly interested in his partnership with the statistician and analyst Anatolij...

1937 Back Pass

Last year, thanks to Jurryt van de Vooren and Simon Gleave, I was introduced to what was thought to be the earliest example of...

Cores and Edges (4)

I have been working on the final part of my AIS Smart Talk presentation. I have been thinking about optimisation. I have added these two slides...

Putting yourself on the map

Russell Earnshaw is a fossicker. He finds remarkable treasures as he engages with his social network .. and then shares them. Two days ago he retweeted...

Goal Scoring at in the Women's Football Tournament in #Rio2016

Introduction I have a record of 66 goals scored at the Women's Olympic Football Tournament in Rio 2016. This total does not include goals scored...

Vale Daphne

I learned today that Daphne Hilton has died at the age of 82. Daphne was the first Australian woman to compete at the Paralympic Games....

#coachlearninginsport: Billy, art and autonomy

Billy the Artist Earlier this week, I received an alert to an Irish Examiner post written by Kieran Shannon. The post is titled The time...

Ecologies of Performance

Introduction I have been thinking about patterns of performance in team games. One of the catalysts for this has been my participation in a Rugby Coaches'...

Planning for the Centenary of the 1919 Peace Regatta 01

On Saturday 5 July 1919 a crew from the Australian Imperial Force defeated Oxford University at the Royal Henley Peace Regatta to win the...

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