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The current era of All Blacks domination started in a hole, a deep hole, in 2003. They lost to Australia in the Semi Finals of the World Cup, 22-10, despite going into the tournament as favourites. Then in 2004 lost to South Africa with a dangerous alcoholic aftermath that bought to the surface the toxic culture and poor leadership principles being employed. Something had to change. Under Graham Henry and following a three-day meeting in the NZRU headquarters in Wellington, a conversation began about how to fix the issues. And so began the organisational change required to bring the All Blacks into the Professional era.
In Part 1 of this blog we defined functional movement and its relationship and importance to athlete development. Part 2 takes this into a bit more depth.
In the 2014/15 Northern Territory Football League, I was lucky enough to work with Andrew Hodges at Wanderers Football Club. Andrew bought four rules to the playing group that I wanted to reflect on, as there are some lessons I have learnt through my time in the Military and the challenges I faced throughout my service.
I talk about functional movement a lot. It is what I have built my Athletic Performance Framework around; athletes being excellent at the basics.
The aim of a meeting should be to bring a group of people together to unite around a common cause and leave energized to continue to reach the vision of the organisation. More often than not we leave thinking that we work with a group of individuals who have no idea and there is usually one who you would rather avoid being in the same room as.
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