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A Fish Rots from the Head: Solving Problems in High Performance Sport.

In High Performance Sport, experience is important. Knowledge of the sports industry is critical. An understanding of the culture of high performance is vital. But ultimately, success is high performance sport comes down to possessing exceptional talent and ability in five core areas: Problem solving; Crisis management; Creating and sustaining a high performance environment, i.e. change management and continuous improvement; […]

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The Passion to Prepare = or > The Potential to Perform

Sporting talent? Who needs it? There are tens of millions of people all over the world with the talent – the potential to be outstanding athletes. However, without the passion to prepare – a passion which equals or exceeds their level of talent, these people remain largely undiscovered and their potential unrealised. This article presents […]

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Motivation Mistakes

Motivation Mistakes. I often get asked to do motivation talks to athletes, coaches, teams and organisations all over the world. I am happy to accept the professional fees but….to be honest: Motivation Talks Do Not Work. Motivation is the fire that burns inside the hearts and minds of people: people who dream of being more […]

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Coaching Philosophy. Why Do You Coach?

  Coaching Philosophy. Why Do You Coach? By Wayne Goldsmith If you’re already an experienced coach, how would you go about starting your coaching career all over again? Knowing what you know now – how would you start again – and build a sustainably successful coaching career? Or maybe you’re just starting out on your […]

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Drugs, Alcohol and Elite sport: a real life approach

Every time a professional player or elite athlete tests positive to drugs or is caught abusing alcohol, you can guarantee three things will happen: Newspapers and other media will over react and claim an isolated incident is evidence of an inherent drug and alcohol abuse culture in the club or sport (or all of sport); The club […]

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New Sport – The Challenges and Opportunities for Smart Coaches

I’m seeing some really exciting changes in sport happening around the world and a shift towards what I call “new sport.” What we are seeing in a lot of the Olympic sports and what we call the high commitment sports – swimming, athletics, rowing, cycling, gymnastics, diving – sports which are asking and demanding a lot […]

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