The 72% increase in girls playing AFL is a wonderful thing for the sport and for female athletes. A new path to professionalism has opened up and females of all ages are embracing it. In order to maintain the momentum we must be mindful of why females, especially adolescent girls drop out of sport. … More 5 reasons why girls drop out of sport.
Fruit baskets and massages, whilst well meaning, simply wallpaper over the cracks of a negative working environment. We all know workplace positivity is a vital aspect of running a company. Yet we think that paying for gimmicks like a bowling night or painting a wall in bright colours will suddenly make everything wonderful. It won’t. … More Fruit baskets are useless! 5 ways to increase positivity at work.
Growing up I reckon my 3 sisters and I finished board games about 20% of the time. Often the game would end when one person (usually me) was exposed for cheating; or as soon as it was inevitable one of us would lose, the board would become airborne. To this day I don’t know how … More 5 ways to stop your kids being Sore Losers.
Somewhere along the line the word coach has been devalued. Give someone a track suit, clip board and a whistle and they are now a ‘coach’. Give anyone 20 kids with 20 footballs for one hour a week and I guarantee the kids will improve. This however is not being a coach. This is simply … More Call yourself a coach? – take our quiz to find out.
Becoming a better person by emulating sports people… boy that can be a dangerous thing to do at times. I certainly wouldn’t want my kids following in the footsteps of the Kyrgios types. However the truth is, for every bad role model there are 50 good role models… if you want to look for them. … More Sportsmen worth emulating – 5 life lessons from the worlds best.
“My kid should’ve got in… the selectors had no idea what they were doing.” Both are common phrases we hear this time of the year as countless numbers of kids get the bad news that they missed out on a spot in their preferred sports team for 2017. It can be a devastating time for … More Didn’t make the team? 6 tips to help kids cope.
Have you ever driven home, pulled into the driveway and thought to yourself ‘how the hell did I get here?’ You can’t recall the turns you made, the lights you went through or the route you took. It seems the car wasn’t the only thing in automatic. For some people this only happens after a … More Do you want to stress less? This will help.
There is no doubting that AFL football is big business. It won’t be long before the revenues of the top 4 clubs touch the $100 million mark and as we invent new forms of media the rights to broadcast our game will grow considerably. If clubs are to thrive in this new era they must … More What sport can teach business.
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