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For Parents: 17 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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Dear Former Athlete…

Dear Former Athlete, First up, congratulations on your career. Competing at the highest-level puts you amongst a select group of individuals, an achievement most of us could only dream of accomplishing. In that regard, you have earned respect. There is no doubt that you will have lots to offer as you transition into the coaching realm. Secondly, it is fantastic ...

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10 Non-Athletic things every Athlete should do

1) Thank your Parents First up, without them, there is no ‘you’. So thank them. Also, thank them for driving you to training. And to competition. And paying for both. And giving up their weekends so you can compete.   2) Have an Athletic Portfolio ready If you want to compete, even at the junior level, sport has become expensive. ...

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Mental Strength – It’s not always what it looks like

Over the course of the 2018 Commonwealth Games the Radio ABC612 created a daily segment that addressed the hot, and not so hot, topics of the Games.  Introduced as the 'Athlete Whisperer' my role was to provide insight into the world of high performance so the listeners would have a greater appreciation of what the athletes might have done or ...

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How to Choose a Physiotherapist

Regardless of their level, if your child plays a sport there is a good chance you're going to need a physiotherapist (or physical therapist) for some kind of injury or rehabilitation. Just like mechanics and surgeons and waiters, there are better physiotherapists and some that are not as good. With all the complicated words and theories, it can be difficult ...

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