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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...

Control

Often, our job is not to teach a young athlete something new, but draw their attention to the familiar. In a recent workshop I ran...

Structure without control

Structure is the arrangement of the parts of something complex. It's found in nature, architecture, meaningful relationships, and an enriched learning environment. We need structure. It provides...

What is stress inoculation training?

On May 14, 1796, Edward Jenner took a small amount of fluid from a milkmaid's hand lesion and scratched it into the skin of...

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...

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...

The thing about feedback

We could express our approval for someone or something and acknowledge success. Or, we could state something to be true, something already there inside,...

Barriers to your athlete’s A game

Every sport has unique movement demands. Take basketball, for example. Here is a list of the physical skills required to play the game: Jump Sprint ...

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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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