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Guidelines for Contributors

Articles for inclusion on the Sports Coach website may address but are not limited to: conditioning, ergogenic aids, endurance, injury prevention, nutrition, physiology, psychology, planning, skill, strength, and speed. Articles, literature review and original research should ideally be based on these topics, but the material which addresses other training-related topics will be considered. Articles not appropriate to the content of the Sports Coach website will not be considered.



Articles should be informative, of interest to athletes/coaches, have something new to say, offer a fresh approach to an old subject, challenge current thought or practice, predict future trends, or review current thinking.

Articles should ideally address the theoretical aspects and the practical application of the content. Line drawings and pictures may be used to illustrate or help clarify the text.

Article length should be between one thousand (1k) and two thousand (2k) words.

Articles are to be written by you or your team (I do not write your article).

Articles must not address Politics, Gambling, Sex, or Religion or have links to Political, Gambling, Sex, or Religious websites.

Acceptable links, by default, will have the "do follow" option (they do not contain --- rel=”nofollow” )

Consider the following points when writing an article:

  • What is it all about? - background and appropriate level of theory to set the scene
  • Why should it be applied? - potential benefits and supporting evidence
  • When should it be applied? - is it applied in training sessions, competition, or to a specific phase in the athlete's training year
  • Who is it appropriate for? - is it specific to a sport (rugby) or event (long jump) or types of sports (racketball games) or athletes (throwers)
  • How is it applied? - the practical methods of application

As a guide, the content should be:

  • Expert
  • Educational
  • From a coach's point of view
  • Practical
  • Plain English
  • To the point
  • Written in the 3rd person

Articles not appropriate to the content of the Sports Coach website will not be considered.

Preparing your article

Please prepare your articles using Microsoft word processing packages (Word or Notepad). If this is not possible, then please email me to agree on a suitable format.

Submission of Articles

The preferred method is by email and articles should be sent to

Author Information

With each article, a section "About the Author" is to be included which provides a short resume of the author. The resume should be kept to 3 of 4 sentences, and an example is provided below. Please provide your short resume with your article. The following is an example:

  • Brad Walker
    • Brad Walker is a prominent Australian sports trainer with more than 15 years of experience in the health and fitness industry. Brad is a Health Science graduate of the University of New England and has postgraduate accreditations in athletics, swimming, and triathlon coaching. He also works with elite level and world champion athletes and lectures for Sports Medicine Australia on injury prevention. Brad can be contacted through his website at


It is a requirement that you and no other third party hold the copyright to your article. When you submit an article, please indicate that you own the copyright.

Cost and Payment

I have to cover my overheads in preparing the article before it goes onto the world wide web.

The standard fee for an article is $50 (USA)/article, paid via PayPal.

To add a link in an existing article is $30 (USA)/link, paid via PayPal.

Payment is to my PayPal account -

Payment to be made within 48 hours of the article going live on the website. I will email you when the article is live on the website.

If payment is not received within 48 hours, then links in the article will be removed.

Processing of submitted articles

All manuscripts are acknowledged on receipt. Authors can expect to wait approximately 4-10 days after acknowledgment before receiving an email response. This response will either be accepted without revision, a request for a rewrite, or an explanation as to why your manuscript has not been accepted for publication.

Most manuscripts are subject to review by individuals with expertise in the subject matter. Manuscripts that have been rejected will be returned to the author. Reviewers will often recommend acceptance of the manuscript, subject to amendments which the author will be asked to make.

Once accepted, manuscripts will be prepared for publication. This may involve editing and shortening the article. Shortly before publication, the author will receive a copy of the article as it is intended to appear. Only minor amendments can be accepted at this stage.