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November 26, 2017

This short post follows my last comments about the role of those who surround athletes (including coaches). I got good feedback on it as I aimed to focus our collective coaching minds on the wider impact of what we (the coaches) say to and do with our athletes on their...

November 21, 2017

This was a difficult blog to write. It’s about real people and real consequences.

The death on 18 November at 50 of the great Turkish weightlifter, Naim Süleymanoğlu, will inevitably raise the question of whether his acute and eventually fatal cirrhosis of the liver had...

November 19, 2017

This post returns to the issue mentioned in earlier post on individualised training and coaching in team settings.

Coaches of individual sports such as golf, weightlifting or discus, are often assumed to have an easier time of it that the team coach when it comes to lay...

November 12, 2017

Violent events at the Rugby League World Cup last week (5 November) threw up a couple of issues around violence and violence in sport worthy of reflection. Specifically, fan violence in the streets and an alleged biting incident on the field. This is a longer-than-usua...

November 5, 2017

"Nothing makes my blood boil like when I'm told I can't do something because I'm a woman". Well said that woman co-presenter on TV3 news on Sunday evening. Her male co-presenter agreed, making a relatively soft comment about the importance of women's rights. Apparently...

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