For Athletes

The Annual Plan

One of the most important, yet neglected, procedures in athletic development is filling out the Annual Plan.  This simple process should be a priority before your season even starts.  The Annual Plan is vital for one main reason: It gets everyone on the same page.  It is imperative your Team (e.g. Coach, Parents, Physical Trainer, Physical Therapist and Mental Coach) ...

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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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Things to do when Injured

No one wants to be injured. But the longer you compete the greater the chances you'll sustain an injury. Below are some things you should be doing while you're out.   1) Your Rehab You'd think this is a given but a lot of Athletes struggle to even do this part. Especially if it's to be done at home. Just ...

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The Big Event

At the time of writing this, twelve of my BMXers are away this week for the National Championships and two of my Mountain Bikers are preparing for the last leg of the National Series (and the National Champs three weeks later) I thought I'd post some thoughts on the week leading into the Big Event (race, tournament, competition, final, match ...

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Supplements

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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