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    Player Perspectives – a coach/player chat

    I just wanted to share an interesting conversation I had with a 14 year old female tennis player recently. It may not be 100% accurate but hopefully the essence of it will come across. We had just finished a session; on this occasion it had been an on-court movement session and we were walking back

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    Joel Good – a coach in the making.

    There are many different ways to measure ‘success’ as a Strength & Conditioning Coach. One of the things I love about what I do is seeing the athletes I work with grow as people not just as the athlete on the court/pitch. What I also look to do is provide each person with the tools

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    A 5 year old’s perspective

    A few Sundays ago, in the morning, I went out for my first run with my 5 year old daughter. Now I have to say that this wasn’t me kick-starting her fitness training regime; this was totally, 100% at her request. She had been begging us for some new trainers for weeks, specifically so that

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    John Wooden – Winning and Succeeding

    John Wooden’s thoughts and philosophies pervade the coaching world….and with good reason. ESPN ranks him as the greatest coach of all time, across all sports and his achievements remain unsurpassed. This talk was filmed when Coach Wooden was into his 90s, and crystallises a lifetime of observation...

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    A Teacher Affects Eternity…

    “A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops” – Henry Adams I came across this the other day and I think all coaches out there would be advised to consider it. In the above quotation, the word ‘teacher’ could easily be replaced by ‘coach’...

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    Coach-Player Respect

    One of our players, Holly Hutchinson, recently completed a Training Block, where the primary focus was on strength development. Not only did this involve general ‘global’ strength but also strength-speed, stabilisation strength and specific functional ‘tennis-strength’. Holly showed superb dedication...

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