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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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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...

Stop yelling from the sideline to go harder, and start teaching...

Have you ever had an athlete pull out of a maximal fitness test claiming they’re done, when clearly it’s just not the case? Have...

Youth Sport: How Much Is Too Much?

How do you know how much sport is too much? How do you know that all the training you’re doing isn’t doing more harm than...

Simplified Nutrition: Tips to Optimise Your Diet

“The higher your structure is to be, the deeper must be its foundation”. You see it in the maths classroom – first addition, then multiplication,...

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