For Parents

What to look for when selecting a Strength & Conditioning Coach

The time has arrived for you to start searching for a Strength & Conditioning (S&C) Coach for your Child. Perhaps they’re taking their sport more seriously? Or they need to build their body up for the extra training they’re doing? Or maybe it’s to balance their bodies or develop their athleticism? Most likely it’s a combination of all of the ...

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Why Junior Athlete Results Probably Don’t Matter

Working with young Athletes can be an emotional rollercoaster, if you allow it to be. They can have amazing wins and terrible losses. They can progress at a rapid rate and then apparently stall for no reason. The key to staying stable is to take a long-term view. And one way to do this is to accept: Junior Results Probably ...

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Response to ‘Why Jnr Results Don’t Matter’

I posted this article about why I don't care too much about a young Athlete's junior results. The response and feedback has been great, not necessarily because people agree with me but because I have heard some great discussion on points I hadn't yet considered. In other words, posting it has provoked a lot of thought. Below is an email ...

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How much should a Child be training for their Sport?

The title above is a common question that is asked, debated and pondered by Coaches and Parents a like. The short answer is either ‘we don’t know’ or ‘it depends’. In other words, we seem to have some ‘grey’ answers for a ‘black and white’ question. Some of the variables that might affect the answer include: Chronological age (how old ...

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Tips for Choosing a Coach

How to Choose a Coach for your Child? Choosing a Coach isn’t always easy, especially when considering the variables such as qualifications, experiences, results, costs and proximity. Below are some guidelines Parents might want to take on for choosing the next Coach for your child. Scout for Coaches. See which Coaches are in your catchment area (depending on how far ...

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