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

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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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Ask the Expert – Sam Joyce (Nottingham Forest FC)

The latest Ask the Expert interview comes from Nottingham Forest FC U18 Sport Scientist, and host of the “Growing Up Strong” podcast, Sam Joyce.
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The obstacle is the way – November 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 – October 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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Why a “No Days Off” mentality sucks for coaches (Part 2)

Why coaches need to maintain a good work/rest balance for their athletes and themselves!

So in Part 1 we examined the reasons why a “No days off” mentality is counterproductive for athletes in terms of how it adversevly affects them physiologically…

But what about Coaches? How does having a “No days off” mentality affect them.

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