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The Youth Sports Coach and the Parent: Same Job, Different Context

The outcomes we hope for in our coaching are the very same outcomes we hope for as a parent. Specifically, a young person who...

EP 42 – Wade Gilbert, PhD – Small Towns, Environmental...

“Kids get to train alongside, be close to, connect with, these high performing athletes, world class, world champions in many cases, and it just...

7 ‘Dripping Faucets’ to Consider in Youth Sport

The Dripping Faucet Kids learn a lot about how to act in the world from what we say and how we are saying it. They...

Ultimate Treadmill Workout

Hopping on the treadmill for a quick warm up usually is the first thing people do when they come to the gym. However, treadmill...

Advice for all young athletes from the head coach of the...

I’ve known Helene Wilson for a while now. In 2016 I had the privilege of helping her integrate sports science into her Netball Northern Beko...

The R Word: Responsibility and how we can develop it in...

If there’s one thing sport can teach, it’s responsibility. Being responsible means performing a particular task assigned to you by someone else, or created by...

Why Movement Skill is Essential for Children

One of my favourite Olympic events is the gymnastics. Why? I like the variation in apparatus. The rings, bars, vault, floor, the gymnast does...

Dear Coach, all that matters to you is the result.

All that matters to you is the result. You say that you care most about the intrinsic values sport offers, like fun, fair play, teamwork,...

8 essential ingredients to getting faster

Speed is one of the most sought after attributes in sport today. Not only does it hugely benefit your own performance, it’s often associated...

What Happens When You Lose?

It’s easy to put all of your time and energy into winning. It makes you feel good and provides great pleasure. However, here’s the thing:...

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What’s Your Child’s Biggest Challenge Right Now In Their Sport?

Sam is 15, a competitive swimmer. She loves her sport but despite all her hard work in the pool, she’s struggling to get better. I...

5 Reasons Why Competition is Good (and bad) for your Child

What does the word ‘competition’ bring to mind? Is all competition a good thing? How do you distinguish between helpful competition and that which...

The Menstrual Cycle and How It Affects the Female Athlete

It’s well-known that sex differences between men and woman exist. Differences that affect your physiology. But what’s not so well known is how these differences...

Lessons from A Silver Fern

Guest Contribution: Anna Harrison - New Zealand Netballer. Another big year of Northern Mystics and New Zealand Silver Fern Netball commitments has come to an...

Eyad: Competitive swimmer, instructor, refugee.

Imagine being able to say that you have lived in three different countries, been coached by 15 different people and worked voluntarily just to...

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