For Coaches

Recommended Reading – Physical Preparation

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If you’re starting out in the Strength & Conditioning world (even, or especially, if you’ve come over form the personal training industry) these books are must-haves. Some of the books listed below are very scientific and a difficult read. Use them as reference, exploring a new field or for writing articles, etc. Other books can be read cover-to-cover. Either way, they’re ...

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Recommended Reading – Coaching Books

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  Winning! by Woodward. Clive ( 2005 ) Paperback It still burns many of us in the Southern Hemisphere that England won the Rugby World Cup in 2003 but the fact remains that they were the best prepared team. Learn about ‘dislocated expectations’ and how Sir Clive Woodward dragged a team famous for their mediocrity into the professional era. PS ...

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Guest Post: Momentum – Can it be Coached?

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I was fortunate enough to coach along side Pete Wilkins at the GPS Rugby Club where we reached the the first Grand Final in 17 years. Pete’s ability to turn our defence into a weapon was major reason for our success. I wish him the best in his well deserved promotion at the Queensland Reds.  Introduction In 2010, whilst working ...

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Dear Former Athlete…

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Dear Former Athlete, First up, congratulations on your career. Competing at the highest-level puts you amongst a select group of individuals, an achievement most of us could only dream of accomplishing. In that regard, you have earned respect. There is no doubt that you will have lots to offer as you transition into the coaching realm. Secondly, it is fantastic ...

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Defending Gen Y

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Previously called: Reply to (Journalist) Peter Fitzsimons I read, with interest, Peter Fitzsimons’ article ‘Why, oh why, does Gen Y not get it?‘, not because I agreed or disagreed with it but because I felt he was looking at the symptom and not the cause. We are a product of both Nature and Nurture, and our ‘nature’ hasn’t changed much in ...

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