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Dr. Craig Harrison

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Craig’s passion is helping athletes become the best that they can be. In February 2014, Craig completed his PhD, with a focus on athlete development, at AUT University and lead Athlete Development from 2010 to 2019.

How can you build psychological safety?

When it comes to pursuing excellence, moving from where we are now to a place that is more effective, how we behave is what...

What is youth sport for?

I recently asked this question to a group of school coaches from various sports in a professional development workshop I facilitated. Here’s what they came...

Flip the narrative

Tuesday and Thursday night practice is a time for improvement. A time to focus on what's not so good in our bag of tricks. To...

The evolution of injury

From our very first breath, we are designed to move. On a quest to satisfy fundamental needs, we learn to roll, crawl, stand and, eventually,...

What makes sport fun?

The positive benefit sport can provide kids is highly dependent on one thing: continued involvement. If a child drops out, which evidence suggests is happening...

Ep 77- Rick Howard – Professor and Expert Youth Fitness Coach

"I have a kid who could be a pretty good athlete, but if he gets a 97 on a test, his parents ride him...

Where do we find range?

Wherever you look, the world is becoming more specialised. Education. Business. And sport… where specific environments are being prioritised at younger and younger ages to...

Range

I’d like you to do something for me. Take a jump to the left, and then a step to the right, put your hands on...

Beneath the surface

A great vegetable garden requires regular attention. But when your plants just don’t seem to thrive, no matter how much attending, pruning and fertilising you...

Ep 75 – Austin Einhorn – Movement Banking

ADS 075: Austin Einhorn – Movement Banking "Almost every session, whether the client I'm with is 13 or 36, or if they're a high...

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Asking good questions is an excellent way to assess your performance and become more in tune with what to focus on to get better. At...

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...

Jacob’s Tips: Home workouts for Swim School kids

Here are some ways to exercise at home during lockdown which perfect for the older kids within our Swim School. I would suggest doing...

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...

Staying active during Level 4 lockdown

With all that’s going on in this world right now, all Kiwis being self-quarantined to their houses, people can get pretty stressed. A great...

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