Tag Archives: Grant’s Articles

3 Curious things about Rugby Training

Rugby

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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Redefine Learn

Redefine Learn 8

On May 5th, 2016, a Microsoft Showcase School hosted a Redefining Learning Conference. I had no idea about the conference but did notice #RedefineLearn trending on Twitter.  While scrolling through the tweets I found myself identifying with some, wanting to adapt others and knowing there are still others that will ruminate over time.  Below are a collection of some of the ...

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How much should a Child be training for their Sport?

Specialisation

The title above is a common question that is asked, debated and pondered by Coaches and Parents a like. The short answer is either ‘we don’t know’ or ‘it depends’. In other words, we seem to have some ‘grey’ answers for a ‘black and white’ question. Some of the variables that might affect the answer include: Chronological age (how old ...

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The Big Event

The Big Race

At the time of writing this, twelve of my BMXers are away this week for the National Championships and two of my Mountain Bikers are preparing for the last leg of the National Series (and the National Champs three weeks later) I thought I’d post some thoughts on the week leading into the Big Event (race, tournament, competition, final, match ...

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EOTC: Highly Recognised to Highly Valued

Evolution

EOTC is a series of reflections, thoughts, anecdotes and growth spurts that have occurred in my coaching career. Some of these will show wholesale changes in direction while others might just be a continuing refinement. Hopefully you can either learn something or identify from this evolution. From Highly Recognised to Highly Valued (Or Extrinsic to Intrinsic)  Up until 2007 (ish) every ...

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