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    Courtesy of Mt. Allison Athletics: https://www.mountiepride.ca/sports/wsoc/2023-24/releases/20240221nxz5mi The following post is courtesy of Mt. Allison Athletics from February 21, 2024 https://www.mountiepride.ca/sports/wsoc/2023-24/releases/20240221nxz5mi. (SACKVILLE, NB) The Mounties are proud to appoint Derek O'Keeffe as the new head coach of the women's soccer program. With this announcement, Coach O'Keeffe takes on joint leadership of both the men's and women's program. Originally from Cork City in Ireland, Coach O'Keeffe moved to New Brunswick in the summer of 2022 to take on the reins of the...

    Courtesy of Grant Hayes https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/techniques-mental-fatigue-recovery-cognitive-grant-hayes-7arce/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_android&utm_campaign=share_via The following post by Grant Hayes of Soma Technologies from February 21, 2024 at https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/techniques-mental-fatigue-recovery-cognitive-grant-hayes-7arce/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_android&utm_campaign=share_via. Athletes and professionals are constantly in search of proven methods to enhance cognitive performance and recover from mental fatigue. This blog post presents a variety of structured protocols that meld cognitive exercises with physical activities to sharpen cognitive performance. Designed to effectively manage mental workload and physical stress, each protocol aims for sustained performance and optimal recovery. These strategies...

    Courtesy of Iven Joseph By Dr. Ivan Joseph When I was a new coach, one of the first things I did was enrol in a coaching license. I was excited because it was being taught by Anson Dorrance, head coach of the North Carolina Tar Heels. He had won 14 national championships and led the US women to Olympic and World Cup gold medals. I hung onto every word he said like it was gospel truth. One of his lessons has...

    Courtesy of the Northern Tribune: https://northerntribune.ca/atletico-ottawa-rafa-montenegro-delgado-coach/ Excerpts of the following story by john Jacques from February 18, 2024 are courtesy of the Northern Tribune https://northerntribune.ca/atletico-ottawa-rafa-montenegro-delgado-coach/. Canadian Premier League side Atletico Ottawa is adding further Spanish flair to Carlos Gonzalez’s coaching staff. Spanish coach Rafa Montenegro Delgado has posted about his imminent arrival to Atletico Ottawa as a performance analyst, signaling his first coaching move abroad. Montenegro began his technical area career as a fitness coach and trainer at clubs like Vandalia de Peligros,...

    Courtesy of the Northern Tribune: https://northerntribune.ca/burnaby-fc-todd-may-head-coach/ Excerpts of the following article naming Todd May as the inaugural Burnaby FC League 1BC head coach by John Jacques from February 14, 2024 are courtesy of the Northern Tribune, https://northerntribune.ca/burnaby-fc-todd-may-head-coach/ New League1BC side Burnaby FC has named Todd May as the head coach of the men’s team. May had assisted FC Edmonton for the Canadian Premier League side’s final campaign, after which he helped Burnaby FC’s U-17 Boys team to a national title at the 2023...

    Courtesy of The Northern Tribune: https://northerntribune.ca/vancouver-fc-part-ways-with-assistant-coaches-thompson-and-ardalani/ Excerpts of the following story by Felipe Vallejo are from the Northern Tribune https://northerntribune.ca/vancouver-fc-part-ways-with-assistant-coaches-thompson-and-ardalani/ from February 15, 2024. This week Vancouver FC announced the departure of two assistant coaches in Niall Thompson and Arez Ardalani. “We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to Niall and Arez for their dedication to VFC in our historic first season,” said Afshin Ghotbi, Vancouver FC’s head coach, in a press release. “They will both forever be part of the VFC...

    Courtesy of The Northern Tribune: https://northerntribune.ca/pacific-fc-trevor-stiles-goalkeeper-coach/ Excerpts of the following story are courtesy of the Northern Tribune from February 14, 2024 by John Jacques https://northerntribune.ca/pacific-fc-trevor-stiles-goalkeeper-coach/. Pacific FC has named its next goalkeeper coach to succeed Pedro Guerreiro in the role. The Vancouver Isle-based club has looked local for the post, hiring Victoria native Trevor Stiles to the coaching role. The 42-year-old is the founder of Victoria’s own Keeper Culture academy and the CEO of sporting equipment supplier Aviata Sports, with Stiles’ own playing...

    The following story is courtesy of League 1 BC from February 7, 2024 https://www.league1bc.ca/news_article/show/1299356. Courtesy of League 1 BC: https://www.league1bc.ca/news_article/show/1299356 Burnaby Football Club have been awarded the opportunity to field both a men’s and women’s team in the League1 BC 2024 season. Burnaby FC were formed in 2023 by the amalgamation of five local soccer clubs and currently run programs from U5 to adult level, now adding Division III soccer to their pathway. They have already achieved silverware in their short...

    The following post is courtesy of the University of Waterloo from January 5, 2024 https://athletics.uwaterloo.ca/news/2024/1/5/mens-soccer-begins-seach-for-new-head-coach.aspx. The Department of Athletics and Recreation has announced the departure of men's soccer head coach Mark Worton on December 19, 2023. The University of Waterloo is accepting applications for the Men's Soccer Head Coach role for the 2024-2025 season. Worton, had decided to leave the program and concentrate on his senior leadership duties at Burlington Soccer Club in a role that he...

    Now that exams are over for the first semester at most schools, the following article by Grant Hayes from December 19, 2023 addresses the impact of mental fatigue on collegiate athletes' performance. If you have any questions at all or would like to continue the discussion, Grant can be reached at: g.hayes@soma-npt.ch Courtesy of Grant Hayes In this article, we examine a pivotal study titled "The Relationship Between Mental Fatigue and Shooting Performance Over the Course of a National...