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Early Sports Specialization – Right or wrong?

Should athletes specialize at a young age or be involved in multi-disciplinary sports? Studies show that young athletes often see...

The use of subjective monitoring for coaches

As is well documented, exercise and playing sport has a multitude of health and well-being benefits. However, sometimes when the...

Prioritizing Sleep

Sleep is the single most effective thing we can do to reset our brain and body health each day –...

Heart Rate Variability – Why measure it?

In view of observations of stress-associated variation in HRV and existing neurobiological evidence, HRV may be used as an objective...

Optimizing Load Management

Guest Author: Michael Kenny Training and competition (total workload) load stimulates a series of homeostatic responses accompanying adaptation of the...

Fueling for Athletic Performance

Guest Author: Michael Kenny Nutrition for athletes can be compared to the fuel you put into your car. The more...

Growth vs Fixed Mindset

A Growth Mindset can help you be the best

For anyone involved in sport, as an athlete, coach, commentator or fan, the concept of talent is almost always the...

Benefits of a positive mindset

No matter what level they are competing at, all athletes will suffer from some element of self-doubt. From the novice...

Mental well-being is just as important as physical well-being

Mental-health challenges are becoming the norm rather than the exception for many student athletes. Today’s coaches need to be aware...

Building a positive coach-athlete relationship

Success at any level of sport is influenced by many factors. Of course talent is the starting point for any...

The importance of ‘knowing your athletes’

It used to be the case that success in sport was based mostly on natural talent, but as competition developed,...

Making it in elite sport

Across the globe there are millions of young athletes who are dedicating themselves to making the grade in their chosen...

Dealing with athlete stress and anxiety

Stress, as we all know, is part of every athlete’s life. Whether you are attempting to execute a play to...

Motivation – what drives athletes to succeed?

For a coach to understand and get the best out of his/her athletes and team, it is very important that...

Can Sleep Improve Your Performance?

Sleep is simply not valued in our 24/7 society. We treat it as a luxury and it’s a necessity. If...

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