Author Archives: Grant

The Anti-Fragile Kid

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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Intern Program 2018

The Propel team (PropelPerform and PropelFit) are open to receive applications for 2018 Intern positions. Propel offer training to elite & developmental Athletes, orthopaedic rehabilitation and have programs for the general population including boot camps, SportsCore, HIIT Express and personalised training. We believe one must practice coaching to improve coaching ability. We therefore strive to create as many coaching opportunities ...

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Junior Sport Science VII – Summary

32 Parents, Coaches & Administrators turned up to the the 7th Junior Sport Science Symposium was held on Thursday, September 14th. Dave Ballard, Brisbane Bronco’s Elite Development Program, kicked off discussing what they do in their program. Dave showed the delegates the programs he writes for his players (aged 14 to 19) at each stage of their development, what he ...

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Bullsh!t Detector Triggers

To help protect young Coaches, gullible Athletes and enthusiastic Parents from the money-grabbing charlatans, I have created a list (which I’ll update as necessary) on Triggers (words, phrases or paradigms) that should activate one’s Bullshit Detector. It is important to understand, much like a smoke alarm going off doesn’t mean there is definitely a fire burning, some of these terms ...

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Swimming Queensland – High Performance Coaches Workshop

Below is a quick overview of what we chatted about and some further reading for those interested. Periodisation – Start planning with the end in mind. There are many elements to preparing an Athlete. Every Athlete is a Person first. Coach the Person, then the Athlete. MORE: What to look for in a Strength & Conditioning Coach? Lower level Coaches ...

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