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Prioritise the process

There's no such thing as being time-poor. Rather, it's a misallocation of priorities. When the (seemingly) urgent takes precedence over the important. The result, is a...

Deliberate practice

Much has been said recently about the perils of early specialisation. In fact, an increasing body of evidence shows that doing too much of the...

The importance of connection

Best I can tell, we all have difficulties in life. Difficulties as in: I let a goal in....

The Short Game

The Short Game, released in 2013, documents the lives of a group of young golfers and their chase towards World Championships glory....

Let the games begin

To meet the high-intensity demands of a competitive match, while at the same time withstanding fatigue, two things need to happen. First, your heart needs...

Don’t sleep on sleep

Sleep is an essential nutrient of life. Such is its importance, an increasing body of evidence now links poor sleep to chronic disease, including obesity,...

A Family Affair

Spending time with family is high on everyone's priority list, especially at this time of year with Mother's Day on the calendar. For one...

The Holistic Approach

No longer is developing the technical and tactical skills of the athlete enough. Now, developing the physical, cognitive, social and emotional skills of the person...

Free Soloing

Alex Honnold is a world renowned rock climber. In 2017, he scaled the nearly 3,000-foot granite wall known as El Capitan, in Yosemite National Park, California. It...

Age – only a number?

Suppose the opening bowler chargers in and releases the ball towards off stump at 100 km/hr-1. The batter swings the bat and cuts the ball...

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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...

50 Questions Every Youth Athlete Should Ask Themselves

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...

Mel’s ready to fly!

There's conflicting emotions in the Gym team this month with the news that Mel Kerr is moving on from her role as a Gym...

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...

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