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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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What do Athletes Believe? What drives their Behaviours? Performance Environment Values Poll.

Lots of Clubs and Coaches talk about the underpinning “values” system in their organisation. You can define “values” as those core beliefs which influence attitudes and behaviours. Values are the “fuel” – the driving force behind the beliefs and behaviours of athletes (and indeed coaches, staff, management and the Board) in the D.A.T.E. – Daily Athlete Training […]

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The Coaches “Box” – Good and Bad in the Hot Seat in Professional Sport.

They don’t call it the Hot Seat for nothing – the coaches’ box! The coaches’ box is the place where the coaches sit during the game and make important decisions about tactical, strategic and technical issues that have the potential to impact on the momentum of the game and even change the end result. Some coaches’ boxes work […]

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The Accountability Myth – Why the current Leadership models in High Performance Sport are failing (badly).

Person surrounded with crowd from Crestock Stock Photo Time to be honest about this whole Leadership concept in high performance sport – it is not working. And why? It’s not working because of the Accountability Myth: The Accountability Myth is the reason why the current Leadership models in High Performance Sport are failing (badly). (more…)

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Ten Tips to Make Sure Your End of Season Re-view is a Pre-view for Success for Next Year

Typically the end of season means a well earned rest, a few quiet drinks with team mates, some time with family and then… the end of season review. Every team does some kind of season reflection or review – in most cases motivated by one or more “P” – Performance, Politics, Pressure. The Performance Review: […]

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It’s not the head coaches fault……not all of the time that is.

Here’s a typical football Club scenario. Pick a club – any club – any code – it doesn’t matter. The team loses a few games, has a couple of bad seasons and the decision is made to sack the head coach. In fact, Legend AFL Coach David Parkin once said, “There are two types of head coaches. […]

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