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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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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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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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Hiring and Developing a Winning Coaching Team

The Coaching Team. Gone are the days of the “GURU” coaches. Sure, the great names of coaching have all been “one man bands” – strong, decisive, authoritarian, leadership focused head coaches who controlled every aspect of the team’s performance. However, elite sport has developed at an incredible rate over the past twenty years and the knowledge and skills […]

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The Facility Fallacy

  Here’s how it goes. Your club has had another poor season. People looking for answers come up with a lot of ideas on how to improve next year. The management team determine that what the Club needs is a new high performance facility: new stadium, new meeting rooms, new computer lab, new medical facilities, […]

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