We live in a “more with less” world. Everyone wants better results in less time and with the investment of less money. Faced with this reality, sports coaches are trying to find ways of coaching more effectively and more efficiently. Can it be done? Can you get the same or better performance result in less time? Yes you can – but……
Earth in box from Crestock High Quality Images There is a tribe in the highlands of Papua New Guinea who have never seen modern technology, who could not even imagine using the latest electronic tools, who can not comprehend western society concepts of computing, social media, high speed Internet links, laser technology or satellite navigation. This tribe, believes that […]
The concept of Talent Identification – TID for short - makes sense. Do some standardised testing and screening of lots of kids, find the ones who can run faster, run further, jump longer, stretch better than the rest and bingo- you found talent! It all grew out of the now ”mythical” talent identification systems of the old Eastern […]
The world needs more coaches. Good coaches. Passionate coaches. Committed coaches. Innovative coaches. Coaches. Coaches are the driving force of change in sport and every sport needs more great coaches. Many nations – including the UK, Canada, South Africa, France and Australia are investing in coach education, coach development, coach mentoring, coach accreditation and coaching […]
In professional sports where teams are subject to a “draft” system, it is common to talk about a “window of opportunity”, i.e. a year or two when the team has the realistic opportunity to win the title owing to the talent, maturity and experience of their players. For many teams “outside the window”, coaches and management will often talk about the “rebuilding phase” – a period where the team is re-building their playing ranks with the aim of giving them the opportunity to win again sometime in the future. This article looks at the concept of “rebuilding” and challenges it as a valid philosophy in professional sport.
This “10000 hours to build a champion athlete” stuff seems to have popped up in a lot of places recently. Just goes to show how many people in the world can write stuff about sport without knowing anything about it. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
We’ve all had “The” Talk. You know the one. The one where mum or dad or a coach or a teacher or a religious leader or a good friend looked you in the eye and told you the secret to success. Do you remember “the” talk?
It went something like this didn’t it? “You know (insert your name here). You could really be something special. If you find that one thing that you love to do and that you are passionate about, and if you believe in yourself and work hard and never give up and if you give all you have to relentlessly pursuing your dreams, nothing is impossible for you”. Remember “that” talk? Some people get “the” talk when they are just kids. Others hear it when they are teenagers. Some get to hear “the” talk as young adults while others don’t hear it until they are in their middle age. And most people get “the” talk over and over and over and over again throughout their lives as they move through school, sport, university and employment.
There are sporting kids. There are sporting coaches. But the critical people in the sporting equation are sporting parents. This presentation helps every parent understand how to be a Gold Medal Sporting Parent and how to help their child realise their full potential. %CODE3% And don’t forget to contact us and ask about our Sporting […]
We have all done it. We have all been involved in debates, discussions and deliberations about what coaching is. Some people say it is about teaching and learning skills. Others say it’s about sports science and applying a scientific method approach to planning and periodisation. Others say it’s about communication […]
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