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Bone Growth and What Every Young Athlete Needs to Know to...

The benefits of participating in sport and physical activity are well known: you learn about team work and communication, how to commit to something...

HealthZone Medical: A Boney Problem!

Bones provide a number of roles in your body.  They provide structure.  They protect some organs, and they anchor muscles and tendons.  Keeping your...

Injuries in Young Athletes

Although they seem to be much more physically resilient than the rest of us; children and teenagers are also prone to injuries, especially if...

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...

The Bright Lights of Winning

There's no denying it. Today, so much of success is measured on winning and so it’s become the focus, chased down at all costs. But...

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:...

How to successfully manage a young athlete’s emotions

“Every time I go out to play it means everything to me. I’m so competitive, I just can’t handle losing”. These are the words of...

7 ways to improve your coaching

I believe that coaching youth athletes is one of the highest impact and most rewarding things you can do. It’s your chance to make...

Quantity vs. Quality: doing more gets in the way of learning

The way in which many of our youth sport environments are st ructured creates an environment which leads athletes to believe that just doing more is...

Environment is Everything

The smell of the first XV training room on game day is distinct. Peppermint infused heat rub, lynx scented deodorant and old mud all...

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Support Your Mind for Better Workouts

We all want to do our best while we train. When you end your workout or finish up a competitive sports match knowing you could...

3 Things I Recently Learned About Talent

Last week we ran a conference on talent development. I opened the day by giving a short presentation on talent, and how it's effecting...

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...

EP 23 – Simon Walters – Parents in Youth Sport

Parents play a major part in every young athlete’s story. So much in fact that the type of support they provide can make or...

EP 22 – Dr Jean Côté – Play vs Practice,...

If you’ve read Outliers by Malcom Gladwell, you’ll know that it takes 10,000 hours of deliberate practice to become an expert. Unfortunately, it’s not quite...

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