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Vision

I’m often asked about the motivation behind my work, and my busy commitment to running 2 businesses.   I can summarise it in one word.   VISION.   I ...
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Inspiring Movies

    With a little extra time on our hands, and our athletes in need of some inspiration right now, I reached out to my community within the 'Gymnast...
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Catapult Coaching

I’d like to introduce you to a term I call ‘Catapult Coaching.’   It involves pulling an athlete back in order to propel them forward, metaphorically of course. 🙂   A...
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Awesome Video Content Tips

With so much virtual coaching taking place at the moment, I compiled a list of considerations for coaches when delivering either a live coaching session or some pre-recorded video content.   Here are my top ten ti...
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The Six M's

  I recently delivered a 45 minute Facebook Live broadcast on my page Nick Ruddock Gymnastics, talking ...
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Clarity

Strategy; a plan of action designed to achieve a long-term or overall aim.    It’s the recipe that brings all the ingredients together, and is a massively under-developed aspect of many o...
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Guest Post - Maximise Your Physiology (by Dr Sloan Beard)

Maximize Your Physiology — Compete a Rock Solid Beam Routine! Physiology: the way in which a living organism or bodily part functio...
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Leadership

Leadership. A topic I am immensely passionate about and a quality I strive to demonstrate in all of my work. The concept of leadership has changed drastically in recent years. As a society, we seem to recognise now that orders ...
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Failed Communication

I recently got fined for forgetting to pay a toll on one of the UK’s major highways. You drive on their road, visit their website within 24 hours, and pay your fee. And I forgot. Wonderful. What’s int...
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Puppies

On January 1st, as a belated Xmas present, I got Leonni a pair of Pomeranian puppies. We only intended to get one, but I couldn’t bare to separate them all and not have a puppy pal for one of them. I was warned about how much hard...
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Reducing Injuries

The sport has seen some significant shifts in recent cycles, and shows little sign of slowing down. The most obvious of course being the change in the general structure of the code of points to the current ‘open ended’ system, meani...
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Ego

Ego, ‘a person’s sense of self-esteem or self-importance.’ Competitive sport can brew the perfect storm for coaches and their ego’s. The truth of the matter is, we ALL have an ego. We wouldn&rsqu...
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