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Why I Decided to have Cold-only Showers for a Year.

From October 10th, 2017 to October 10th, 2018 I committed to cold-only showers.  Truth be told, I started regularly having cold-only showers way before that; though wasn't fussed if one of my kids jumped in with me and we added some hot water.  But for one year straight, including the two weeks at the BMX World Champs, I had cold-only ...

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Introducing the Track & Field Planner

Dylan Hicks is a highly respected Track & Field and ASCA Level 2 Coach known for his no-nonsense approach to training. He recently guided one of his athletes to the world junior championships in Finland in the 4x100m. After years in the trenches he has developed a one-stop planning and tracking spreadsheet that can help T&F Coaches of all levels.  ...

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For Parents: 17 Dos & Don’ts

1. Do support the Coach, especially in public and in front of your child. Regardless of the emotions, always remember that the Coach has every one of their young athlete’s best interests at heart. If there is a disagreement, settle it privately. It’ll benefit all parties.  2. Don’t let ‘Did you win?’ be the first question you ask your child. Rather ...

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Dear Former Athlete…

Dear Former Athlete, First up, congratulations on your career. Competing at the highest-level puts you amongst a select group of individuals, an achievement most of us could only dream of accomplishing. In that regard, you have earned respect. There is no doubt that you will have lots to offer as you transition into the coaching realm. Secondly, it is fantastic ...

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10 Non-Athletic things every Athlete should do

1) Thank your Parents First up, without them, there is no ‘you’. So thank them. Also, thank them for driving you to training. And to competition. And paying for both. And giving up their weekends so you can compete.   2) Have an Athletic Portfolio ready If you want to compete, even at the junior level, sport has become expensive. ...

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