For Coaches

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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Chasing a Masters degree in Performance?

Having taken on an average six interns every year since 2005 I often have many of the same questions come up. A frequent discussion for those coming to the end of their degree is about ‘further study’ so I’ve decided to put my thoughts into this blog post. Typically two main programs have been mentioned in the past few years: ...

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Swimming Queensland – Coaches Workshop

Below are some links to information discussed at the Swimming Queensland Inter-Regional Clinics for Coaches. While the broad topic of Communication was discussed, we went explored various tangents. Please note, this post caters for all 9 clinics implying: some of the information I post here might not have come up in the clinic you attended; it might be worth checking ...

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Nutrition – 2 Scary Stories

Not exactly about performance per se, but thought I’d share these anyway. These two incidents happened within 7 days of each other. And they’re both quite scary. Story 1 – ABC, Lost Weight & DAA I am currently doing a series on ABC Radio about health. The first few weeks were mainly about exercise but the last two have been ...

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UniZul

Depending where in the world you might be reading this, there is a slim to good chance you’ve heard of the university I graduated from: University of Stellenbosch. Surrounded by vineyards, it is, ironically, a sporting Mecca. In fact, in the lead up to the Sydney Olympics many of the British sports based themselves there. Conversely, it probably doesn’t matter ...

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