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Creative Coaching: Teaching coaches to be Creative and Innovative.

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The Evolution of Leadership in Professional Sport: from coach to captain to collaboration.

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Training Based Research Studies: the Biggest Con in sport since the Muffin.

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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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The Five Stages of Coaching: Going from Beginner to the Best Coach You can Be.

backet from Crestock Stock Photography There are coaching courses, coaching workshops, coaching programs, coaching presentations and coaching seminars. There are mentoring programs for coaches, professional development programs for coaches, training programs for coaches and a million and one degrees, certificates and accreditation programs for coaches. But what is coaching and what does it take to […]

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Can you achieve the same or better performance results with reduced training volume? More on More with Less.

One of the greatest challenges many traditional Olympic sports face is how to achieve the same or better results in less time. Kids and parents have very little spare time and for sports like swimming, track and field, rowing, diving, gymnastics, tennis and cycling, finding ways to optimise athletic development and enhance sports performance efficiently: […]

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