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For Parents: 17 Dos & Don’ts

Dos & Don'ts

1. Do support the Coach, especially in public and in front of your child. Regardless of the emotions, always remember that the Coach has every one of their young athlete’s best interests at heart. If there is a disagreement, settle it privately. It’ll benefit all parties.  2. Don’t let ‘Did you win?’ be the first question you ask your child. Rather ...

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Congratulations Mackay Cutters

Dave Hodge, Grant Stephensen and Cutter CEO Glenn Ottaway with the Intrust Super Cup Trophy

What an exciting season for the Mackay Cutters Intrust Super Cup franchise! They won their first Intrust Super Cup Championship beating the Easts Tigers in a thrilling 27-20 final in front of a great Queensland rugby league crowd yesterday. From a personal perspective, we have enjoyed administrative and coaching discussions with the Cutters program throughout the year and look forward ...

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Fast Tracking & Pine Trees

Pine Trees

A couple of hours drive from where I grew up in South Africa we had some family friends who owned a pine tree plantation. Those with an agriculture bent will immediately identify that pine trees are not native to the tropical South African landscape, and you’re correct. Pine plantations were introduced artificially since the year-round sunlight, nutrient dense soil and ...

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Leaders in Performance – 1st Day

Leaders in Performance Conference

Wow! What a day! There can’t be too many conferences in the world when the first few speakers include the owner of the New York Giants, John Mara, the GM of the Giants, John Reese, and the owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Shahid Kahn! When someone pays US$720,000,000 for a sporting franchise, and built themselves up from nothing (Kahn) it pays ...

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Shut Your Mouth – Why you shouldn’t tell people your goals

Photo: Tom Ross

Read enough popular books, blogs and magazines on fitness and you’ll inevitably stumble across a piece on goal setting. Much of the information presented is correct – make them measurable, specific and have a timeline. So far, so good. There is another well-intentioned tip to help you achieve said goal: tell people about what you want to achieve. The idea ...

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