Weekly Roundup

Choosing Discipline. The Wednesday Weekly Roundup is Where The Coaching Conversation Points You to Interesting Articles on Coaching, Leadership, Sports, Performance, Health and Fitness, and sometimes, money.

Doing more with less (21stclub.com)

A look at underfunded yet successful football clubs, and why.

What do all of these clubs have in common? They all outperform expectations by achieving an edge in recruitment.

Choosing Discipline (Basketball Psychology)

The benefits of discipline, particularly self-discipline, in developing program, team and career.

The word discipline comes from the word nurture, meaning to care for and encourage the growth or development of. You can discipline someone without demeaning them, in fact, it’s one of the nicest things you can do for a teammate.

What Separates Champions from Almost Champions (The Cut)

Debunks some of the ideas out there about what makes a champion. One point for coaches, these athletes often have mature mentoring with a long term perspective on development.

MLS ban on political displays has fans outraged (Yahoo sports)

What’s political?

I got famous for all the things I am anyway (The Athletic)

Megan Rapinoe interview.

Did Venus Williams ever get her due? (NYT)

Yet Venus was never just a player. Her job was never simply to swing a racket and win sets, though that was required. Her job was to change the game.

In Andrew Luck’s Retirement Football Consequences Weight Heavily (NYT)

A different kind of choosing discipline

…but it was one of the more vivid examples of the changing dynamics of a league striving to portray the game as safer than ever while its players increasingly weigh the consequences of continuing a career where the long-term physical issues only build as the seasons pile up.

Vela form not down to Messi Speech (ESPN)

Bradley makes the point that the best set their standards based on the best. Use the best/highest standard as metrics.

CrossTalk proposal: Exercise training intensity is more important than volume to promote increases in human skeletal muscle mitochondrial content (The Physiological Society)

In addition to the preceding arguments, exercise intensity is more important from a pragmatic perspective. Higher‐intensity exercise increases mitochondrial content quickly (Gibala et al. 2006; MacInnis et al. 2017) and often with a smaller time commitment than lower‐intensity exercise (Burgomaster et al. 2008; Gillen et al. 2016).

The Shy Persons Guide to Winning Friends (Forge)

Some of the advice here reminds me of one of my favorite books I’ve read over the past couple of years: Popular.

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How US Soccer’s other presidential candidates would have handled the equal pay fight (SI Planet Futbol)
1619 Project: Powerful NY Times project is now in Podcast Form (Fast Company)

If you don’t have time to read the article.

You Have to Put in the Time (TCC)

You want to be great? You have to put in the time.

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