Test Your Philosophy
What struck me was the insight of the questions with respect to seeking to understand the fundamental constructs of not only my coaching philosophy, but also my management and inter-personal interaction philosophy.Read more
Privilaged to Coach
There are no short cuts. With both players, we built from the ground up starting with the basics. The difference being that I always described the progressions I wanted in detail and repeatedly said that “I will never stick to a “piece of paper” program. When you are ready to progress, we will progress, whether that is 2 sessions or two weeks”.Read more
Gone...but not forgotten!
Hi -> Its been quite a while since I've posted a blog. As I'm not one to post unless I have something constructive to say, enough cogs seem to have...Read more
Developing a Training Philosophy...Do you need one?
Building a Training Philosophy is a life long journey, and not one I believe that is ever complete. Just like an operating system needs upgrades, so does your Training Philosophy.Read more
Maths and the 21st Century S&C Coach
Do I know everything…absolutely not. That said I think it is fair to say that I know more than some and less than others. But more importantly than comparing myself to others is understanding what it is I actually KNOW.Read more
Warrior Wisdom and The Coach
A healthy ego is critical to success as it will sustain the courage needed to hold strong to your values, however it must be counter balanced by an equal serve of humility...nobody can know everything and only an arrogant individual thinks he does. Arrogance kills creativity and limits problem solving!Read more
Smoke and Mirrors
Rugby, soccer, AFL, hockey etc etc, are all sports bounded by unique rules that dictate a modicum of pattern, yet ultimately the games play themselves out in a randomized, unpredictable and unique manner. No matter the level of patterns and structures involved…no two games are ever the same.Read more
Injury Prevention, Data and the Mad Hatter
Can we really predict injury…or should we be focused on preventing it? A lot has been written recently about the need to train hard in a progressive manner in order to best prepare your athletes for competition (who would have thought we actually needed to state that?).Read more