For Coaches

Puzzle v Mystery

As the field of Sports Science increases it is tempting to buy into the ever expanding realm of data collection and data analysis. Intuitively it makes sense: more information must mean that we can make better decisions – which players to pick for the match, which athletes to fund in the development pathway or what load can a sports person ...

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EOTC: Tolerance to Improvement

Evolution of this Coach EOTC is a series of reflections, thoughts, anecdotes and growth spurts that have occurred in my coaching career. Some of these will show wholesale changes in direction while others might just be a continuing refinement. Hopefully you can either learn something or identify from this evolution. Changing Focus from Tolerance to Improvement As a young Physical ...

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EOTC: From Organisations to Private

Evolution of this Coach EOTC is a series of reflections, thoughts, anecdotes and growth spurts that have occurred in my coaching career. Some of these will show wholesale changes in direction while others might just be a continuing refinement. Hopefully you can either learn something or identify from this evolution. Organisations to Private Reaching out to other coaches to connect ...

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Feedback

Not long ago a mate and I were bored at a convention and took a stroll in the quest for a pick-me-up coffee. Near the entrance was a coffee stand, a mobile outlet that had been quite busy earlier that day. After placing our order, we struck up a conversation with the young, confident barista. He told us about his ...

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Dislocating your Expecations

2003 was a tough year for South African rugby fans. For starters, our national team, the Springboks, was close to the laughing stock of world rugby. In fact, it was so bad that our arch-rivals, the New Zealand All Blacks, put 50 points on us at a canter. To make matters worse, England, under coach Clive Woodward, were thriving. While ...

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