For Athletes

Getting Better at Getting Better

The original title of this post was 'Impress your Coach' but I thought it was more appropriate to call it 'Getting Better at Getting Better'. You see, almost everyone in your Sport is improving. You need to accelerate your improvement. You need to get better at getting better. Get there Early (and Get Ready) Even if it's only five or ...

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Tennis Myths

Every Sport has it's Myths and Misconceptions, and Tennis is no different. While many of these M&Ms are harmless, some can have the ability to hinder the your development. Below are 3 Common Myths that need to be crushed, especially in an effort to help you develop. 1) One-on-One with the Coach is the Pinnacle of Training Parents complain that ...

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Q&A: Clyde Rathbone

Former Wallabies and Brumbies winger, Clyde Rathbone and I met at the South African-based Natal Sharks in 2002. As it happened, it turned out to be a stand out year for Clyde with him making his Super Rugby debut, winning the Under 21 Rugby World Championship as captain and signing with the Australian-based Brumbies. Clyde, since we first met you've ...

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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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What does David have in common with Goliath?

Regarded as one of the best Strength & Conditioning Coaches in Australia, Brendyn Appleby has switched from working with professional rugby players in the SuperRugby Competition to training the Australian Men's (field) hockey team. Despite the obvious physical differences, there are some key characteristics that are similar in the champions of both sports.  The past few months have been an amazing time in ...

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