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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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Fast Tracking & Pine Trees

A couple of hours drive from where I grew up in South Africa we had some family friends who owned a pine tree plantation. Those with an agriculture bent will immediately identify that pine trees are not native to the tropical South African landscape, and you’re correct. Pine plantations were introduced artificially since the year-round sunlight, nutrient dense soil and ...

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Shut Your Mouth – Why you shouldn’t tell people your goals

Read enough popular books, blogs and magazines on fitness and you’ll inevitably stumble across a piece on goal setting. Much of the information presented is correct – make them measurable, specific and have a timeline. So far, so good. There is another well-intentioned tip to help you achieve said goal: tell people about what you want to achieve. The idea ...

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