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December 24, 2017

Earlier this week, I came across a troubling example of a coach talking ‘science’ to justify training programme content for a 16-year old junior boy. Put simply, the coach had told this young man he needed to ‘bulk up’ (a meaningless scientific concept if ever there wa...

December 16, 2017

Recent stories of England cricketers doing some odd things after hours in bars is part of a long narrative about professional (mostly male) athletes behaving in ways that would lose you your job in the wider workforce. Really? Try bringing your organisation into disrep...

December 10, 2017

Of course, not a lot of the standard sayings we have as coaches are original. Often we appropriate the clever words of others and use them to inspire, cajole or critique our athletes. One of the best known in that category is "winning isn't everything, it's the only th...

December 1, 2017

Recent street protests about and legal challenges to a recent refereeing decision offer us an insight to sport that coaches urgently need to make clear to athletes. And, in some cases, need to remind themselves. First, professional coaches have a long record of complai...

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