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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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In The Shadows

This might split the audience a little, but I want you to consider a scenario for me, which may be evident in your club right now. You have a top athlete, who out-performs the rest of the group/tea...
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Skinning A Cat

How many times have you heard the saying ‘there are more ways than one to skin a cat?’ Perhaps, like me, you hear it ALL the time within your sport...
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Own The Energy

Without question, I have found that most, if not all high performing coaches, have an infectious energy behind their coaching.  Coaches with ‘energy’ are mo...
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Robots

It’s been said many times before that coaching is all about relationships, and positive relationships are built on communication, trust and engagement. Great athlete-c...
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Prescribing Confidence

What’s the worst bit of feedback you have given your athletes recently? I know, bit of a strange question really, but as my own worst critic, it’s something I think about often … Here’s mine – &lsq...
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Feedback Frenzy

If I gave you a few golf balls and a club at the driving range you’d probably like to just ‘hit a few.’ Unless you’re destined for the next PGA tour that’s quite reasonable, but lets assume you are receiving coachi...
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Cotton Wool Coaching

What is cotton wool coaching I hear you ask? Well we’ve all heard of the expression, ‘she’s wrapped up in cotton wool,’ usually used to...
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