Author Archives: Grant

GPS: Game Intelligence

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After International Rugby, Super Rugby, the National Rugby Championships, Club rugby is often referred to as the ’4th Tier’.  Despite it’s low recognition in the world of high performance, I’ve found Club footy to be some of my most enjoyable coaching experiences and hope to continue helping out.   Approximately once a week I’d write an email to the Coaches ...

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3 Curious things about Rugby Training

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I am publishing this because it’s been in the Drafts folder for too long and I think it can help more Coaches once shared rather than publishing it because it is a polished article.  Below are 3 curious things about rugby training and some suggestions on how to improve them. Random, Chaotic & Intense At a recent seminar I presented, ...

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Swimming Queensland: Further Reading

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Further Reading: Dreyfus Model of Skill Acquisition (Article) Switch – How to Change Things when Change is Hard (pdf) Switch – How to Change Things when Change is Hard (Amazon) Growth v Fixed Mindset (article) Mindset: The New Psychology of Success (Amazon) Other: For Coaches Dear Former Athlete How high is your ‘Coaching Congruency’? 6 Characteristics of High Performance For Athletes ...

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40 Cal Challenge

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What started as a bit of pre-season fun has taken grip amongst the Brisbane Premier rugby competition (and if whispers are to be believed, gyms across Queensland and NSW too) with the Queensland Rugby Union making it part of their build up. Never one to blindly copy (CrossFit use the 50 Cal), we had some specific criteria we needed and ...

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Coaching Congruency

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I’ve never seen a great Coach who is rated low on Congruency. On the flip side, it is possible to have high levels of Congruency and still not be a great Coach. Before I expand on the definition of Congruency, below are a few examples of (superficial) Non-Congruency: The overweight dietitian The unfit Personal Trainer The Financial Advisor who still ...

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