For Coaches

Some ideas on the National Rugby Competition

It’s fantastic news to hear that the Australian Rugby Union have announced that 2014 will revive the Australian Rugby Championship (now called the the National Rugby Championship) which will no doubt have a positive effect on player development. Having had experience working in Super Rugby, the Currie Cup and the Vodacom Cup; as well as being the Strength & Conditioning ...

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Guest Post: 3 Key Lessons

With over 20 years experience and success in high level athletic performance enhancement I was pumped when Jorge Carvajal said he’d write for Jorge is a Sport Performance Coach who specialises in training athletes for the NFL Combine. Lessons Learned as a Performance Coach I recently sat down with a young strength & conditioning coach who had been emailing ...

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Guest Post: Grasp your Opportunity

After catching up with Lachlan Penfold at the Leaders in Performance Conference in NYC, I was pumped to see the Roosters win the NRL Premiership. Being a quiet and understated sort of guy it’s hard to believe he was the High Performance Manager for the team, and a major contributor to their reversal in form.  When Grant asked me to ...

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Recommended Reading – Physical Preparation

If you’re starting out in the Strength & Conditioning world (even, or especially, if you’ve come over form the personal training industry) these books are must-haves. Some of the books listed below are very scientific and a difficult read. Use them as reference, exploring a new field or for writing articles, etc. Other books can be read cover-to-cover. Either way, they’re ...

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Recommended Reading – Coaching Books

  Winning! by Woodward. Clive ( 2005 ) Paperback It still burns many of us in the Southern Hemisphere that England won the Rugby World Cup in 2003 but the fact remains that they were the best prepared team. Learn about ‘dislocated expectations’ and how Sir Clive Woodward dragged a team famous for their mediocrity into the professional era. PS ...

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