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Make sport fun.

What is fun? And why is it so important? Enjoyment is the number one reason athletes play sport. Yet creating an environment that is enjoyable...

Reduce injuries by focusing on what matters most

Old school thinking says that, to make the top, athletes must do two things: work hard and train more than everyone else. One of those...

Keep your kids well this winter!

Keeping children healthy over the winter season can be a real challenge. The cold and wet weather means little ones often spend more time...

Talent Identification: How we’re failing youth athletes

Early specialisation. It exists when a young athlete concentrates all of their efforts on a single sport, year round. And more and more, sports...

What to feed children after exercise

What children eat and drink after they exercise can make a big difference when it comes to how well their bodies are able to...

How to learn faster and increase performance

Think back to when you were a kid. What did sport mean to you? A local primary school recently asked their students why they play sport....

Parents, are you negatively affecting your child’s performance?

One of the most important elements of success for every youth athlete is the right supp ort from their parents. But you knew that, right? Here’s...

5 things parents can do to help their kids get more...

This sign has been doing the rounds on social media for a little while now. It’s proven to be very popular with a lot...

3 questions parents must ask when choosing their child’s development programme.

What does the programme curriculum look like? Sport, like anything in life, requires you to be good at a number of different things to...

Why every young athlete should learn how to dance

The other night I watched these guys killing it on the TV show ‘Britain’s Got Talent’. I was blown away by their athleticism. Their footwork on...

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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...

The Benefits of Training Accessories for Swimming: PT 3 Kick Board

Have you ever watched a top swimmer walk into a swimming pool with a bright coloured mesh bag in hand and wondered why they...

Technique tips: Body position

When swimming, one of the most important aspects is making sure you have the correct body position. All four strokes require a good position...

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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