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Why Movement Skill is Essential for Children

One of my favourite Olympic events is the gymnastics. Why? I like the variation in apparatus. The rings, bars, vault, floor, the gymnast does...

Bigger, Faster, Stronger: Child Prodigy or Early Developer?

As a young kid I played just about every sport under the sun. Looking back on my younger years, I hardly spent any time...

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...

Did you know you can be a healthy weight but still...

You might not know it, but you may well be short of one, or several nutrients which are vital for your health and wellbeing....

6 steps to a leaner, meaner body

Here are my top tips to help you get and stay, in tip top shape! 1. Eat MASSIVE amounts of veggies I personally eat 5-6 handfuls...

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...

How to Eat for a Marathon

What you eat leading up to, during, and after a marathon will have a big impact on your overall performance.  When it comes to...

How much does my child need to eat?

Children’s bodies go through rapid growth and development over the years, and what they eat really does make a difference. Feeding them a well-balanced...

HealthZone Hints: Your Young Athlete

This month’s HealthZone Hints coincides with the opening of the new Sir Owen G. Glenn National Aquatic Centre, a fantastic new facility for both...

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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...

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...

Scrambled Legs running challenge

  You may remember last year, Tommo (X10 trainer) undertook a crazy running challenge. He added one kilometre to his tally each week, so by...

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...

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