Do you ever look at other people’s kids and say ‘I wish mine were like them’. Why is it that some kids just seem to be motivated, skilled and have the right attitude when mine are just lazy? If this is you, it doesn’t mean you love them any less, it’s just that you … More Unmotivated kids – 5 solutions.
Here’s a tip for all the people who like to bet on sports, if you hear a person say ‘I hope to play well today’, keep your hard earned in your wallet because no sports person worth their salt ever goes out ‘hoping’ to play well. I learnt this lesson from an AFL coach of mine … More Great players don’t hope to play well
Have you ever driven home, pulled into the driveway and thought ‘how the hell did I get here?’ I know I have. It is dangerous to drive this way and even worse to live your life this way. Everyday our minds are exposed to more information than any other time in human history. Everywhere we … More We spend more time brushing our teeth each day than working on mental health.
The era of the control freak coach is over. As much as they love being ‘the one in charge’ it is no longer an effective way to coach or manage. The reasons for this are two fold: Sport has become complicated. When you consider the advances in sports science, psychology, diet, tactics, statistics, technology, medicine, … More How great leaders make themselves redundant.
‘ ‘How on earth do I get these kids to focus?’ – said every junior coach at some point. We want the kids to concentrate on the game whilst all they want to do is talk about school, parties, Facebook, friends, their new phone, anything but the game at hand. It can drive you mad, … More How to focus your team and avoid going mad
The modern trend in sports is to focus on ‘participation’ rather than ‘competition’. Whilst this is well intentioned, it may be doing harm to our kids, especially our young girls. Participating in sport can teach you plenty of life lessons like discipline, teamwork, sportsmanship, health and resilience. However without the ‘competitive’ element, girls in particular … More Why girls need to compete.
Your child may or may not turn out to be a sporting champion, but there’s nothing stopping you from being a champion parent. Here are 10 tips to help you be a Best and Fairest Sports Parent. Note the small things they do on the field or court such as a knock on, a shepherd … More Be a Best and Fairest parent
Of all the pieces of leadership advice I received, there is one 6 word phrase that had the biggest impact – ‘you get what you settle for’. Quite simply, if you settle for less in your personal life, career, education or sports; then don’t complain about getting less. It may sound harsh, but after reading all … More My best advice in 6 words
So how much sleep do you need? Experts now tell us we need an average of 7 hours a night and that it should take us between 7-10 minutes to fall asleep. Do you comply? If you don’t, I would love you to try something. It is called the 7/11 technique and involves breathing in for … More Fatigued or Anxious? You may need a good sleep.
Australia is a nation built on the back of hard work and sweat. This attitude built our magnificent country into what it is today. But unfortunately, for us to continue to prosper, this attitude has to change. In order to stay relevant and compete internationally, we must redefine what ‘work’ means. No longer can … More George Costanza was onto something