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Visitor's Comments - 2012

Your comments on Sports Coach

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Comments received

The following are some of the comments I have received in 2012 from visitors to Sports Coach which reflect their views on the content and usefulness of the Sports Coach website. To view comments from previous years please select the appropriate year tag below.


Mr Joe Boyle - Ireland - Road running Competitor
Comments - I actually love the website and feel it is probably one of the most informative websites I have visited. I have just started out as a personal trainer recently and have been able to get great information, especially around circuit training and fitness testing.

Mr Lorett - United Kingdom - Weight Lifting Competitor
Comments - As an ex gym instructor who has just got back into the gym for the first time this century I think your site is excellent. When I qualified the internet was not around and you either spent a lot on books or hoped the instructors knew what they were on about. I think your broad minded approach giving many differing theories all excellently referenced is really getting me interested again quite apart from being my own guinea pig and seeing what one's body can do at 62. Surprisingly more than I expected - early days though! Anyway compliments on a really useful and interesting site.

Mr Farrell - Ireland - Cross country Coach & Competitor
Comments - Brilliant site, stacked with info which is easy to understand. Excellent ,gives me a better understanding on what session to formulate, and how often to give them to my group of xcountry runners.

Miss Marta Rumian - United Kingdom - Competitor
Comments - I am a Massage Therapist from Brighton. Currently I am studying Sport Massage Level 4. I am writing some of my assessments and I found your website very helpful, informative and straight forward. A lovely job! Have a prosperous 2012!

Mrs R Adams - United Kingdom - Swimming Competitor
Comments -This article is fascinating and confirms what I have always thought about the need to put thousands of metres of pool time a week. My daughter swims competitively and I have made a point of urging her to put 100% in to her sessions while we send her to less sessions than her peers. As a result she is doing very well and although she has health issues at the moment, her times are improving quite considerably. When I swam in my 20's I managed to attain Olympic qualifying times in less than 3 years of training. Whenever I trained I put maximum effort in. As I was working shifts at the time I was unable to attend all sessions and topped up my training with running and cycling. Everything I did as a swimmer went against convention yet I was able to produce phenomenal results over a very short period of time. I will be sharing this article with my daughter's swim coach and the other parents as clearly, here in the UK we could do with some help with our elite swimmers! Many thanks again.

Mr Richardson - United Kingdom - Athletics Coach & Official
Comments - Absolutely brilliant site, full of great information and tips, used it for various sports, events and references, keep up great work

Mr Jonathan Blake - United Kingdom - Soccer Competitor
Comments - It's very useful, helps towards essays for university.

Mr Elliot - USA - Ultra distance Competitor
Comments - Your information is exhaustive and daunting. It is preparing to see how serious it is to coach. I coach my son, he high jumps for a track club. This information is so valuable to me, I will be digesting this information for several years. It can be used by a novice like me and a professional. Congratulations on a fine product as this.

Mr Sangwan - Netherlands
Comments - This is really a great site with lots of information. I looked everywhere on the internet but surly this one is the best and the most complete resource you can find. You are doing a great job and I still have so many items to read on your site which has really everything a sports person would need.

Mr John Crewe - United Kingdom - Triathlon Coach & Competitor
Comments - Just a short note to say how much I value your website. As a previously part-time coach whilst serving in the RAF and a now full-time coach (hockey and triathlon) and personal trainer I find myself coming back to it again and again as a trustworthy and comprehensive resource. Please keep it going.

Mrs Deb Mayfield - USA - Swimming
Comments - Unbelievably helpful. I have a 15 year old daughter swimming for well-known team. Recently had disappointing season. As for athletes (runners) at elite level we both feel concerned with training. We will attempt your info to coaches. As a distance swimmer she believes she should be practicing race pace during practice for longer sets. This is contrary to what is happening. Very useful info THANK YOU

Mr Shaheed - South Africa - Cycling Competitor
Comments - What an informative site this is, a great well documented site and really laid out in not to technical jargon and easy to understand. Keep up the great work - well appreciated.

Mrs Murphy - Australia - Roller Derby - Competitor
Comments - What an informative website!!! Would really love to see women's roller derby added to your list of sports.

Mr O'Neil - United Kingdom - Basketball Competitor
Comments - This site is amazing -it did wonders for my homework and has also helped me improve as a basketball player.

Mr David O'Connor - Ireland - Cycling Competitor
Comments - This is a great site with a ton of information. You have covered well beyond anything I could have thought was possible on one site. It must have taken quite a long time to put together and as they say in the US, Good job!

Mr Turner - Thailand - Road running Competitor
Comments - Very useful site, it's a pity more sport coaches do not read their subject thoroughly.

Mr Boussombo - Canada - Athletics Competitor
Comments - For me this is the bible!

Miss Maarya - U. A. Emirates - Netball Competitor
Comments - It was extremely helpful with providing information for me to design my own circuit training workout at home. The facts were clear and concise, but also detailed and thorough. I know I can refer back to this website if I have a query, to want to increase the difficulty in my training sessions. The only thing I can think of as an improvement is explaining what exercises improve mobility, strength, stamina, speed, flexibility, etc Thanks so much!

Mr J. Pathirana - Sri Lanka - Athletics Coach & Official
Comments - It is very useful for us to refer. Because all the data are there what we need & it is updated knowledge. Designing also very attractive too. Thanks a LOT.

Mr Darshan Weeraisnghe - Sri Lanka - Cricket Competitor & Official
Comments - Amazing site with tons of helpful info. All for free. Thanks Brian!

Miss Sasithorn - Thailand - Badminton - Official
Comments - Thank you so much that share the valuable knowledge to me because your information is clear and sophisticated.

Mr Peter Joyce - United Kingdom - Rugby Coach
Comments - This is an extremely useful resource. Plenty of technical detail without being too academic. It is comprehensive (massive amount of information and advice). Most activities do not require hi tech equipment (good) but maybe a section devoted to using state off the art stuff would help people to see where they could go. (GPS monitors for team sports etc.) Big thanks

Mr. Nigel Munyati - Zimbabwe - Soccer Coach & Official
Comments - I think the information on the website is excellent. I am founder and director of Aces Youth Soccer Academy in Zimbabwe.

Mr David Jabbour - Australia - Martial Arts Coach
Comments - Hi, first of all I wanted to thank you as this website has been the primary source of information I seek advice from to succeed in my fitness courses and also to improve the way I trained. This site has certainly more useful articles than all others fitness websites reunited.

Mr. Armin Ray - Germany - Athletics Coach & Competitor
Comments - Very good site with practical information for everyone to understand.

Mr PWR - United Kingdom - Cycling
Comments - Excellent information on the training zones. Thank you. How could it be improved? Keep it up! Nice

Mr Tinesh Bhasin - India - Road running Competitor
Comments - I like everything here. Must have spent more than hour reading the content. Will keep coming back all the time. It is very well organized.

Mr Chris Michael - United Kingdom - Athletics Competitor
Comments - Very well laid out and simple to use. As a person who has decide to try sprinting again after 30 years the planning and actual exercises / training are very helpful. Perhaps an area for consideration is age related plans / training. Perhaps more 'quality' training than amount of exercises may help the middle aged like me?! Thank you.

Mr Simpson - United Kingdom - Athletics Coach
Comments - As usual an excellent site which I give full reference to when lecturing in the wilds of Scotland.

Mr Richard Bland - United Kingdom - Cycling
Comments - I thought it is a very interesting site with lots of good information, I shall keep it in my favourites and hope I can make use of it if I can ever find the time to get on my bike again. Thank you!

Ms Anuradha Shastry - India - Ultra distance Coach & Competitor
Comments -This is a great site - accidentally stumbled upon it I was looking for some dynamic stretching and this was perfect. Thanks.

Mr Winslow - USA - Cycling Competitor
Comments - I book marked this page because I need to refer to it as I work on my training.

Miss E McNaught - Australia - Athletics Competitor
Comments - I live in remote Australia and have difficulty getting the coaching I need. Your website is FANTASTIC for coaching tips and getting a general idea of the training I should be doing. Thank you very, very much.

Mr Robson Diniz Vieira - Brazil - Triathlon Coach & Competitor
Comments - Congratulations! Very good Site! Information with great quality! Whenever I can I will refer this site to improve my work! God bless you!

Mr Robert Allen - United Kingdom - Cross country Competitor
Comments - Great, I study Edexel Physical Education at school and the ethics and principles you apply are exactly the same as I am learning and your site has helped me loads as you basically have the WHOLE spec for me to read.

Ms Hewson-Green - Australia - Cross country Competitor
Comments - I just wanted to let you know how excellent I think your website is! I am a fitness trainer and recently had to complete some further study. Your website has been indispensable to me. Thanks for such great work.

Mr Sanjog Deep Singh - India - Athletics Coach & Competitor
Comments - This website is so good for learning and getting knowledge. I really put this website for sports and physical education as one of the best websites, as I am preparing for many job vacancies I suggest to please add some quiz lessons from the whole content. Thanks a lot Brian

Mr Devender Chauhan - India - Ultra distance Competitor
Comments - The website is really great but I could not find any specific training schedule for the ultra marathon. Will be really helpful if you could share some of the 100 miler or 24hr endurance run schedule.

Mr Peter Berry - Canada - Basketball Competitor
Comments - It is an excellent website. I realize you need advertising but in my opinion you need to be more selective about your advertisers.

Mr Macotela - Mexico - Triathlon Competitor
Comments - Let me tell you that you have one of the most complete sites regarding triathlon coaching systems. This is my first triathlon and your site is very useful in terms of nutrition, injury free training, etc. All major questions regarding training, here i found the scientific answers, because the net is full of info. but quite a few display reliable information. I think you have state of the art info. and your diagrams have to follow this direction and maybe you can improve your biomechanics pictures, they are not the same level than the info. displayed. Keep the good work!

Mrs Kindig - USA - Athletics Coach
Comments - I am just getting started with coaching a group in pole vaulting & am finding your articles very good & helpful. I am working with junior high & high school boys girls of all different skill levels and abilities. I want to help them reach their goals and improve their techniques, but some of them are struggling with the mental aspect of the vault. Your coaching articles are helping me to learn how to train them and reach them with an individual communication that they each understand.

Miss V. Fraser - United Kingdom - Swimming Competitor
Comments - I was browsing your page on nutrient requirement and was interested to notice that in the links to be read in conjunction with the page you listed an eating disorder page first. I am very grateful and impressed by this, so much so that I am compelled to write to you and thank you for your perceptiveness and foresight. I have an eating disorder, which is how I came to your page searching for information on nutrition, and I know from experience that it is a prevalent yet under reported problem among athletes. I commend you on including this acknowledgement in your page, I hope that in seeing it others will take note and question themselves on the depth and reasoning behind their interest in the nutritional aspect of sport, or realise that they are, as I was, indulging a disordered behaviour pattern by dissecting every aspect of their diet beyond a basic awareness. Thank you for a well structured, informative website and for providing the wider community with your expertise.

Mr Chris Chapman - United Kingdom - Cycling Competitor
Comments - I find this fascinating to dip in and out of. I am hoping that some of the key techniques will sink in enough for them to influence the outcome of my training. I will be practicing the relaxation technique (I think it was Benson's) as it sounds like it could work for me. The whole area of sports performance optimizing is seriously fascinating, but I get the feeling that in many ways the science has potential for huge advances, particularly in targeting training programs to individuals rather than demographic groups based on statistical data. I will continue to check out this site. Many thanks for making it available.

Mr Eric Wong - Canada - Martial Arts Competitor
Comments - You have a wonderful website full of quality information. I've visited many times and have always benefited from doing so. Thank you for making such information available! Glad to see others giving people truly valuable info, not just marketing hype.

Mr Joseph Fleming - USA - Athletics Coach
Comments - Thank you so much for an outstanding site with so much shared information. I am coaching at a small high school in San Francisco and have utilized your information extensively in order to assist my young athletes improve themselves not only for the short term but also for the rest of their lives. Kudos to you for all the research you have done and made available to so many.

Ms Laurie Thomas - Canada - Athletics Coach
Comments - What an outstanding resource for coaches and athletes. I have been recruited to coach the track and field team in a high school that has never had a track team!! I had very little knowledge on how to run a track and field practice before I came across this website. Now I feel like I have the knowledge to not only run a practice but also condition and train my athletes to become better at their specific events. Thank you for creating this OUTSTANDING resource. Definitely #1 on the Web!!!!!

Mr Manuel Velasco - Mexico - Judo Competitor & Official
Comments - I have visited this site for years and I do not have any suggestion to improve it. Everything is OK. Congratulations!

Mr Frye - USA - Coach & Competitor
Comments - Terrific content, love the detail and volume of topics. Would be nice if the menu were easier to navigate through a drop-down versus scrolling the page eternally - but that's relatively minor. Keep up the great work.

Mr Henderson - USA - Athletics Coach & Competitor
Comments - I have found your site very helpful. It contains a lot of useful information.

Mr Joseph Sarti - USA - Coach
Comments - Well done, I appreciate and is a good reference for things. Thank you for sharing your wealth and abundance of knowledge

Mr Mohammed Azam - India - Coach
Comments - Well I find very important information about the fitness level of a athletes and the common man. Your website is very helpful and useful. Thanks

Mr P - USA - Coach
Comments - Solid information on a well put together site. Thanks.

Mr Baljit Singh - India - Field Hockey Coach & Competitor
Comments - Your site is total good. I give you 5 star. I am studying a masters of physical education.

Mrs Henriksen - USA - Volley Ball Competitor
Comments - I am the parent of a volleyball player. I really appreciate all the information I found on this site.

Ms. P. Fox - United Kingdom - Coach
Comments - Having just spent several hours looking through your website I felt compelled to give you some feedback. Quite something; enormously comprehensive with a breath of topics second to none I have come across in a site. Well done mate

Mr Amir Ihsan - Malaysia - Martial Arts Competitor
Comments - I Googled "the right way of stretching'" and I came upon this site. It is useful and helpful. Full of varieties on the topics I would like to learn. It is easy and adequate considering the information is aided by pictures, making learning much more faster. Also, the information is convincing considering the sources and citation provided are legit. The improvement could be made through the enlargement of the size of picture or animated picture provided. You should be given the credit for all this hard work that is free to visitors like me. You earn it that much. Thank you very much. Anyway, keep up the good work. Oh, it is time for me to try these stretching out.

Mr Drew Vasilev - Canada - Canoeing Coach & Competitor
Comments - A very good site. Adequately comprehensive because of the breadth and depth of the information. I am a dragon boat coach of both a competitive level and high performance teams and the 'sports coach' website is inspiring and informative although limited considering the specific sport, i.e. speed drills, endurance drills, power drills relative to heart rate training zones. Thanks for the site, I like it!