Expert Advantage Recommended Reads: March 12, 2012

As the Pathways to the Podium Research Team enters thesis and report writing mode, it is becoming increasingly challenging to keep on top of our social media feeds to continue to bring our followers tid-bits of information to assist you, your athletes, and / or your children along the path to sporting success (however success is defined for you).

In an effort to keep you informed and updated with the latest news, research, ideas, and musings related to sport expertise development, we are excited to launch a new feature here on the Expert Advantage Blog – “Expert Advantage Recommended Reads”.

Expert Advantage Recommended Reads will provide links to 5 articles or items that we enjoyed reading, and that we believe you will find interesting and informative too.

To make sure you get direct email notification when a new Recommended Read list is posted, be sure the subscribe to the Expert Advantage using the link to the right of the page.

The Pathways to the Podium Research Team will still be active on Twitter (@pathways2Podium) and Facebook (facebook.com/pathways2podium), however our presence will be a little more sporadic than in the past. We will also continue to post original articles here on our blog once every month or so.

We hope you enjoy our Expert Advantage Recommended Reads feature, and please feel free to share our links with your family, friends and colleagues. Please also send us any links that you recommend that we may have missed – just write a comment below any of our posts, email us at podium@yorku.ca, or contact us on Twitter or Facebook to point us in the right direction. While you are at it, we would love to hear what you think of the new Expert Advantage Recommended Reads!

Happy reading!

Melissa Hopwood
Lead Researcher
Pathways to the Podium Research Project
http://www.yorku.ca/podium

Expert Advantage Recommended Reads: March 12, 2012

To kick of the first edition of Expert Advantage Recommended Reads:

1. Daniel Coyle (@DanielCoyle), author of The Talent Code encourages us to think like Darwin to improve our skills. Click here to read article.

2. Nick Levett (@nlevett) weighs in on the nature vs. nurture debate and provides some practical recommendations for athlete development in this blog post from Youth Football Development. Click here to read article.

3. Axon Sports (@axonsports) reviews recent research on the home court advantage (or is that home court choke?) in this great post on their blog. Click here to read article.

4. The Sport Information Resource Centre (@SIRCTweets) provides some nice quick tips for developing coaching excellence in this brief review. Click here to read article.

5. And to wrap up the top 5, an interesting discussion by Dr. Sian Beilock (@sianbeilock), author of Choke, of some obscure research suggesting that needing to pee enhances decision making! Check out the article in Dr. Beilock’s Psychology Today blog, Choke. Click here to read article.

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About Pathways to the Podium Research Team

The Pathways to the Podium Research Team consists of: Ms. Melissa Hopwood, PhD Candidate, Victoria University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; Dr. Joe Baker, School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Dr. Clare MacMahon, School of Sport and Exercise Science, Victoria University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; Dr. Damian Farrow, Victoria University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, and the Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.
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