For Parents

The Anti-Fragile Kid

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Most of us have a fairly good understanding of the term ‘fragile’ – something that is easily broken when stress (also known as volatility, chaos or disorder) is applied to it. Glass or a china tea cup are often offered as examples. When we think of the opposite of fragile the two most common suggestions are usually ‘robust’ or ‘resilient’. ...

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What to look for when selecting a Strength & Conditioning Coach

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The time has arrived for you to start searching for a Strength & Conditioning (S&C) Coach for your Child. Perhaps they’re taking their sport more seriously? Or they need to build their body up for the extra training they’re doing? Or maybe it’s to balance their bodies or develop their athleticism? Most likely it’s a combination of all of the ...

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Why Junior Athlete Results Probably Don’t Matter

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Working with young Athletes can be an emotional rollercoaster, if you allow it to be. They can have amazing wins and terrible losses. They can progress at a rapid rate and then apparently stall for no reason. The key to staying stable is to take a long-term view. And one way to do this is to accept: Junior Results Probably ...

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Swimming Queensland – Parent Workshops

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This post is aimed at those who attended the parent workshops at the Inter-Regional Clinics hosted by Swimming Queensland. Below are links, resources, websites and books that will give you more information on some of the topics we covered in the ‘Beyond Resilience‘ workshops. Please note, this post caters for all 9 clinics implying: some of the information I post ...

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Response to ‘Why Jnr Results Don’t Matter’

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I posted this article about why I don’t care too much about a young Athlete’s junior results. The response and feedback has been great, not necessarily because people agree with me but because I have heard some great discussion on points I hadn’t yet considered. In other words, posting it has provoked a lot of thought. Below is an email ...

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