Why Nothing Is Compulsory in Amateur Sport

Preseason retreats, post-match recoveries, and social functions are all common events where the local club coach will demand that it’s ‘compulsory’ for players to attend.

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Cricket Coaching – Session Plan #2

This cricket coaching session plan has been designed as a template for coaches to follow with their teams during training. The activities and drills can be tailored to all ages and abilities.  Continue reading “Cricket Coaching – Session Plan #2”

Cricket Coaching – Session Plan #1

This cricket coaching session plan has been designed as a template for coaches to follow with their teams during net training. The activities and drills can be tailored to all ages and abilities.  Continue reading “Cricket Coaching – Session Plan #1”

Perform Under Pressure – 3 Guaranteed Ways to Master the Inner Game

The importance of ‘training the mind’ is now widely acknowledged. Sports psychologists are employed by majority of world class athletes and teams, while mindfulness techniques have been incorporated into modern training programs.

In his 2013 book ‘Serve to Win‘, Novak Djokovic details how he practices mindfulness meditation for 15 minutes every day, stating it has released him of negative emotions such as self-doubt, anger and worry, and has made all the difference to his mental approach on the court. 

Three of the most popular resources when learning how to master the mental game are summarised below. Use these techniques and methods to gain  control over your player’s self-doubts and nerves, so you can rely on them to deliver when it matters.  Continue reading “Perform Under Pressure – 3 Guaranteed Ways to Master the Inner Game”

Simple Recruiting Strategies for Local Sporting Clubs

In a world where Paul Pogba signs with Manchester United for £89m, you can be forgiven for thinking that success in recruiting is based purely on the size of your wallet. However, local sporting teams can still attract quality new recruits, without breaking the bank, by following these three simple rules.

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Laurie Lawrence – Preparation, Passion and Pride

While there is plenty of colour coming from the Olympics in Brazil, one piece missing from the games experience for Australian fans is the vibrancy and enthusiasm of supercoach Laurie Lawrence.  We take a look back at his coaching career and the lasting legacy left on our proud sporting nation. Continue reading “Laurie Lawrence – Preparation, Passion and Pride”

Michelle Cowan – Leaving a Legacy

Michelle Cowan is a coach that has walked uncharted territory for the majority of her career. Fittingly, Cowan is poised to become the first female to coach an AFL side, signing with Fremantle for the inaugural AFL’s National Women’s League starting in 2017.

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