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Motivation and Coaching – A Misunderstood Mental Matter.

Motivation is something many coaches talk about. Some read about it and try to learn the secrets of motivation in a bid to help their athletes achieve the impossible. Others spend money on motivational speakers to try and motivate their athletes through a passionate team talk or an explosive, emotional pre-performance presentation. Others attend courses, go […]

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Winning Ugly: Win When No One Expects You To.

Winning. Sometimes you win. Very rarely do you win easily when everything goes the way you planned it to go in training. Sometimes winning is about winning ugly. So what is winning ugly? Question: How may times do you actually go out on the field with all of your best players 100% fit and healthy and […]

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Exploding the Home and Away Myth

The Home and Away philosophy is the cornerstone of all professional sporting competitons around the world. But it is a myth. For the well prepared player and the uncompromising coach, the Home and Away concept is nothing but a sham and a remnant of the “old-days” when sport was unprofessional, coaches uninformed and players uneducated. […]

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The Greatest Assistant Coaching Article Ever Written (i.e. because we think it’s the only one): 50 of the best Tips on how to be a World Class Assistant Coach.

Behind every great head coach is a great assistant coach. This article presents 50 tips on how to be a great assistant coach with tips and ideas contributed by some of Australia’s leading coaching brains.

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Not another Sports Academy…..aaaaargh!

Sports Academies, National Training Centres, National Sports Institutes…they are as common as McDonald’s restaurants all over the world. But do they actually make a difference to the performance of elite athletes, coaches and teams?

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The Secret to Coaching Success: How Long is a Piece of String?

One of the most commonly used expressions around the world is “how long is a piece of string?”. People use this phrase when they want to illustrate a point about a question that ostensibly has no answer. Yet, there is an answer to this question – it is just too obvious for most people to […]

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