Broken collarbones and the man-child

Posted Posted in Applied coaching, Coach development, Long term athlete development, Youth strength and conditioning

It was a crisp Sunday morning in Perth, Western Australia. I was still pretty drowsy from an early start to get to my football match on time. I was playing centre back. I remember everyone taking about how the other team had a “man-child” playing. This guy was an early-starter… I was about to find […]

The 10,000 hour rule – fact or fiction?

Posted 2 CommentsPosted in Coach development, myths, Uncategorized

If you’re involved in sport at any level (particularly grassroots) then you’ve probably come across the 10,000 hour rule, developed by Anders Ericsson. In simplest form, this “rule” suggests that it takes 10 years or 10,000 hours of deliberate practice to achieve “mastery”. Since this suggestion has become widely publicised, it has become the foundation […]

Welcome to Fortius Training!

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Hi everyone, Firstly – welcome to the Fortius Training Blog!! The purpose of this blog is to provide information for anyone involved in the coaching and training of young athletes! Whether you are a parent of a child who loves sport, the coach of the local club’s Under 10’s side, or anyone involved in elite […]