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The Right Way to Achieve your Goals

Knowledge is power, right? Unfortunately, knowledge is only power when you know how to apply it. Because access to knowledge is easier than ever before...

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...

Considering trying the October Choice Challenge? Meet a few of the...

A blend of ages, professionals, athletes and students, see what challenge each of the team has chosen for October… Drum roll please... Vanda: Accounts Payable and...

October Choice Challenge!

This is NOT a month to ‘GIVE UP’. It is a month to CHANGE and CHALLENGE. It is specific to YOU. So here’s the challenge… “For the month...

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...

Part 2. Why treating athletes individually is a must

In last week’s blog I left you with an important question to consider: whose responsibility is it to drive training motivation in youth athletes? As...

How to motivate your athletes without being over the top: Part...

Part 1 . Turn Up Ready To Work Hard Skills can be trained, unlike a person’s height. Training your skills is less about your genes and...

Sometimes just turning up isn’t enough.

It’s easy to fall into a pattern that returns good results and, because you're not going backwards, you're quite happy with the status quo. However,...

Sarah Cowley-Ross: Making Training Fun

We are a rugby mad lot in New Zealand and it’s been fantastic to see how sport can truly capture a nation over the...

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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...

Advice for Young Athletes from Dame Valerie Adams

(Listen to the excerpt from Valerie Adams here) “I think if you hand everything to a young athlete they’ll never learn. You actually need that...

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...

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...

The Natural, The Thinker and The Hustler

Have you ever wondered why some athletes appear to engage much more in certain types of exercise and activities than others? Consider an athlete...

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