Conscious Coaching – Book Review

I found this really interesting and as I was reading each archetype, it was opening my eyes to the athletes I coach…

 

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Participation awards – what’s the point?

“You take the blue pill—the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill—you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes. Remember: all I’m offering is the truth. Nothing more.” – Morpheus

Recently, I came across a Facebook post from a friend of mine, lamenting their child’s school sports day and the lack of traditional competitive events. It’s no secret that our educational systems and sporting events are leaning more and more towards the trend of handing out “participation” awards to all children involved. Our schools have moved away from traditional grade classifications and less harshly worded feedback – But is this a positive or negative thing?
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Wooden – Book Review

John Wooden is a legend in the sport of Basketball. He was an All-American 3 times a s a player, he was the first person to inducted into the Hall of Fame as both a player and a coach and is largely regarded as one of the most successful sport coaches EVER.

John Wooden is a legend in the sport of Basketball. He was an All-American 3 times a s a player, he was the first person to inducted into the Hall of Fame as both a player and a coach and is largely regarded as one of the most successful sport coaches EVER. He won  10 NCAA championships in 12 years with UCLA. So, it’s fair to say he probably has a few good ideas on coaching…

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The obstacle is the way – Book Review

I found this book hugely beneficial – so much so I read it twice!

November’s book has been one that popped up on my radar several times before I committed to reading it. I have to say I wish I read it earlier. After recommending it to a friend of mine he said, “Rob, I’m going to put it out there, Obstacle is the way is one of the best books I’ve ever read.” I have to say I probably agree…

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The score takes care of itself – Book Review

October’s book came to me from a colleague who recommended it personally, so I thought it was worth reading. I wasn’t disappointed!

Here it is…

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Extreme Ownership – Book review

This month’s book is a Number 1 bestseller!

Firstly, apologies for the lack of a book review for August. In the mayhem of relocating from London to Edinburgh, I had a lapse and forgot to complete my usual review. So, moving swiftly on, here is the review for September’s book!

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Dan Carter – Book Review

This month I review the autobiography of an international rugby legend…

I’ve always loved reading autobiographies of athletes. As it’s been a while since I have read one, I decided to change that this month. Dan Carter is an All Blacks legend with 112 tests for New Zealand and the highest point scorer in the history of test match rugby  with 1,598 points.


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