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Can You Answer This Question?

I’m always encouraging my clients to invest time in deep reflection about their program. Asking ourselves great questions is a fantastic way to do just that, and although there is an extensive list of questions I would ask, I...
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Talent Transfer

In my last blog a couple of weeks ago I discussed seeking, retaining and correctly positioning talent within the clubs. Now I want to come on to a subject which will likely split the audience. Transferring talent. ...
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Search for Talent

It’s been a while since i’ve written a blog and it was about time I got back in to my flow, so here we are, this one’s about talent. Not the usual ‘nature versus nurture’ debate, but about how important it is to en...
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Currency of Coaching

A business person would say ‘time is money.’   So what does a coach say? ‘Time is medals?’   If time is money, or time is medals, how are you using yours? Is th...
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Self Fulfilling Prophecy

It is often told that ‘If you tell somebody something enough times, they may just end up believing it.’   That’s pretty true too.   I meet new athletes...
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Power of Why

Let’s cut straight to the chase …   ‘Why?’ is one of the most powerful words in the human language.   The question ‘why?’ can provide you with...
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Common Advice

In this blog post, I’ve shared the 5 most common bits of advice I give coaches, clubs and federations when visiting on consultations and training camps. It’s irrelevant what the current level of performance for your athletes...
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Great Coaches

Here is a question that bothers me greatly, and it comes up in almost ALL coaching courses and workshops I have attended:   ‘What makes a great coach?’   ...
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The Attraction of Drills

Preps and drills … why are we so magnetised to them, like a moth to a lightbulb?   You’d think that the paparazzi has arrived in the gym when introducing a new drill; phones and cameras ...
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Critics

The beauty of our world is that no two people see things the same, as we all view the world through a different lens, a lens which has been formed through our own life experiences, opinions and circumstances. Life would simply ...
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Mental Muscle

Somebody said to me the other day, ‘gymnastics is 80% a psychological game, and 20% skill.’ It isn’t the first time i’ve heard that saying, or at least something similar. I don’t disagree, and it&rs...
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6 Vault Coaching Mistakes To Avoid

I love vault, it’s my favourite apparatus to coach. That seems to be rare these days, with most coaches loathing it, but i’m magnetised to the power, technical aspects and variety that it can offer. Yes variety, vault doesn&...
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