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Motivation….aint no such thing

By Wayne Goldsmith Coaches are always talking about motivation and some make lots of money doing motivation talks, motivation lectures, giving motivational speeches, writing motivational books, selling motivational videos, running motivational courses and generally being motivational! Here’s the funny thing: motivation – there’s no such thing. (more…)

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Sports Psycho-physiology: The Way Forward in Successful Coaching and Sports Performance.

There is nothing new about integrating the Mind and the Body to realise successful sports performance. However, what is new is integrating Mind and Body in all aspects of sports coaching and athletic performance every day. This article discusses Sports Psycho – Physiology and challenges athletes, coaches, sports scientists and sporting organisations to reassess how […]

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Improve your Coaching by NOT Coaching

By Wayne Goldsmith | You read right – improve your coaching by NOT coaching. Coaching improves performance. But too much coaching – over coaching – can have a negative influence on performance. Who OVER coaches? Typically five types of coaches OVER coach: Young, inexperienced coaches who are trying too hard; Coaches who lack real belief in […]

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The Player Potential Profile – an integrated, practical approach to Talent Identification and Recruitment in High Performance Sport – Part One

Hot Football On Fire from Crestock Stock Photos Every now and again, a client will ask me to come up with a new way of doing something to help them achieve their performance goals. In recent years, a real focus for me has been developing innovative talent identification, recruitment and retention strategies for professional sporting teams. […]

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Sports Psychology: Integrating Mental Skills Training in Effective Coaching.

We all agree that developing mental skills is an essential part of being a successful athlete. The ability to perform under pressure, the capacity to remain confident and resilient when competition conditions get tough, the skill to be able to relax and stay focused when feeling pain and fatigue in competition, concentration, visualization……coaches and athletes […]

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It’s not the workout that wins…you have to win the workout.

One of the greatest myths in sport is that it is the workout that wins. That is, that the secret to sporting success lies in how you manipulate volume, intensity and frequency. Coaches spend years and years crafting their workouts, building invincible programs and creating the perfect combination of work and rest that will deliver them […]

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