Tag Archives: Coach Development

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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Graduates – Earn the Right

The current trend for universities is to offer a masters degree for eager Strength & Conditioning coaches. It’s the perfect solution to the exact problem they created: 1) accept way too many students into their under-grad programs; 2) wait for the suckers to realise there aren’t many jobs on offer; 3) offer further (online – it’s cheaper) education to the ...

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Bullsh!t Detector Triggers

To help protect young Coaches, gullible Athletes and enthusiastic Parents from the money-grabbing charlatans, I have created a list (which I’ll update as necessary) on Triggers (words, phrases or paradigms) that should activate one’s Bullshit Detector. It is important to understand, much like a smoke alarm going off doesn’t mean there is definitely a fire burning, some of these terms ...

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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 – Parent Workshops

This post is aimed at those who attended the parent workshops at the Inter-Regional Clinics hosted by Swimming Queensland. Below are links, resources, websites and books that will give you more information on some of the topics we covered in the ‘Beyond Resilience‘ workshops. Please note, this post caters for all 9 clinics implying: some of the information I post ...

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