Tags Coaching

Tag: Coaching

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...

Creating Environment: How can Coaches learn from the All Blacks?

“If you play for something bigger than yourself you play a bigger game.” The All Blacks are one of the most successful sporting teams on...

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...

Talk less. Listen more. The Importance of Family Support in Athlete...

“They didn’t really push me. They didn’t force me to do anything. But they still supported me in everything I did”. - World Champion...

Four Ways to Develop Better Athletes

The best coaches take the time to understand their athletes so that they can provide the best environment to help them succeed. 1) Understand your...

Why every young athlete should train less and play more

When I reflect on my fondest sporting memories of my childhood, not one involved organised trainings or games I participated in. Instead, my best times...

Coach Advice: Make time or it won’t happen

In the hustle and bustle of life it’s easy to make promises and plans and then fail to follow through with them. Training gets...

How to help your child manage their busy sporting schedule

Recently I asked a bunch of our young athletes what the most difficult part of their day-to-day lives was. Their overwhelming response was “managing...

Introducing the modern-day Youth Sports Coach

To an untrained eye the understated work of today’s youth sports coach belies the calibre of the person required to do a successful job....

What are you afraid of?

Throughout most of our lives, we respond to our fears by placing them into the category of “I’m afraid of”, “I’m afraid of using...

POPULAR THIS WEEK

MOST POPULAR

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...

Weight training and cardio – together or separate?

Which should I do first - cardio or weights? Is doing cardio better than lifting weights for me? These are two questions I’ve found...

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...

5 Hidden Running Location Gems on the North Shore!

As a runner the world is our playground. With a pair of shoes and a bit of spare time, we are able to turn...

TRENDING NOW