Tag Archives: Grant’s Articles

National & State Sports Organisations

NSO

While working with a National Sport Organisation I was approached by a parent who suggested that National Sports Organisations shouldn’t be involved in the development of their sport. Paraphrasing Upton Sinclair’s quote it was difficult for me to accept his argument when my salary depended on him being wrong*. Over the duration of my employment I began to realise he ...

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Supplements

Supplement

You are responsible for ANYTHING & EVERYTHING in your body. Some thoughts & heuristics regarding Supplements: 1) If it’s promises seem too good to be true, don’t take it. 2) If it’s a ‘pre workout’, don’t take it. 3) If it’s made by a company that doesn’t sponsor a NRL, AFL or S15 team, don’t take it. 4) If it’s ...

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Optimising the Beep Test

Beep Test

Hopefully you’re not using the Beep (or more correctly, the Multi-Stage Shuttle) Test in your testing and training programs. But, if like me, you have to due to some decision makers needing to justify their positions┬ásome protocols you should know how to optimise the information. For a bit of background, I was working with a National Sports Organisation where we ...

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Getting Better at Getting Better

Accelerate

The original title of this post was ‘Impress your Coach’ but I thought it was more appropriate to call it ‘Getting Better at Getting Better’. You see, almost everyone in your Sport is improving. You need to accelerate your improvement. You need to get better at getting better. Get there Early (and Get Ready) Even if it’s only five or ...

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Tennis Myths

Tennis Myths

Every Sport has it’s Myths and Misconceptions, and Tennis is no different. While many of these M&Ms are harmless, some can have the ability to hinder the your development. Below are 3 Common Myths that need to be crushed, especially in an effort to help you develop. 1) One-on-One with the Coach is the Pinnacle of Training Parents complain that ...

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