Author Archives: Grant

Warm Ups – A Simple Framework

With over a decade within the Australian Institute Strength & Conditioning network, Emily Nolan has worked with a number of Olympic sports teams and individual athletes. In 2014, Emily was presented the Bruce Walsh Award - the highest award in Australian Strength and Conditioning.  Too many times in my career have I observed coaches who are 10-15minutes late to their own training sessions… can ...

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The Lindy Effect

Pop Quiz: Whose music would you expect to hear in 100 years from now: a) Mozart; b) One Direction? If you guessed Mozart, you possibly based your answer on the ‘Lindy Effect’, whether you knew it or not. (If you guessed ‘One Direction’ you’re the first 13-year old girl we’ve had on this site). The Lindy Effect is a theory of life ...

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Hard Road v Easy Street

At the Junior Sports Science Symposium IV, internationally renowned Sports Performance Consultant Wayne Goldsmith mentioned that aspiring Elite Athletes have many small, seemingly insignificant, decisions they make every day. In each situation you can choose to take the Hard Road or you can choose to take Easy Street. And it is the accumulation of many, many Hard Road decisions that will ...

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Twitter: Athlete Development

A while back we asked Twitter: When working with Developmental Athletes, a key focus should be_________ #AthleteDevelopment 21 People replied. The responses were varied, but interesting. Read below: Liam Maher @LiamerZ Movement literacy Matt Depledge @MattDepledge Fundamental movement skills Mark Beresford @Beresford_Mark Technique & education… Tell them why it is beneficial John Heaton @Heaton2111 Improve the young person’s focus, self ...

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Recommended Reading: Non-Coaching Books

Asking Twitter what 'non-coaching' books are recommended for Coaches was a worthwhile exercise. Firstly, the quality of Coach that replied is extremely high (in fact, if you don't follow someone on the list below I'd suggest you do it now #FF). Secondly, it's hard to argue that the books recommended below would not improve your coaching and/or life. Thirdly, if ...

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