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17 March 2016

The Value of Mental Skills Training

The Value of Mental Skills Training

GUEST BLOG: By Jacob Andreae, Peak Performance Coach. Mental skills training is systematic training of the mind to enhance sporting performance. Mental skills are a key factor in achieving sporting success. Athletes who practice mental skills as part of their regular training regime are more likely to be successful in sport and in life.

11 March 2016

Five Steps to a Successful Role Model Program

Five Steps to a Successful Role Model Program

​As the latest Super Rugby franchise rolls into town, the school and rugby club engagements begin with sporting role models being put in front of our youth athletes, selling them healthy messages. Many would say that this is their duty as role models; others might say this is a waste of valuable time and resources, particularly if it costs the club money. Personally I believe it can be effective, but only if it is part of an active role model program.

03 March 2016

How to Move the Needle of Performance

How to Move the Needle of Performance

​Performance is about moving the needle of capacity of the players you are coaching. It is about developing the skills of your players to progress and compete in the division or age category that are in and enjoy the experience. ​Sometimes as coaches we get stuck training for a performance outcome, forgetting what truly makes up that great performance.

18 February 2016

A Week with the Elite

A Week with the Elite

Growing up, we dream of being like our sporting heroes and even when we have grown up, we watch on with admiration and respect. But not many people have an understanding of what goes on behind the scenes to get athletes on the field week to week in season. Many would believe that elite athletes are pampered and lead a charmed life. My week long experience showed me that this couldn’t be further from the truth.

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