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February 17, 2017

I love coaching children...it is a real privilege. I honestly believe that it is one of the most fun things that you can do.

Yes it's a challenge and yes it has it's ups and downs but if you want to do something that gives you a genuine sense of contribution and personal well being I challenge you to find something better than coaching a group of chil...

June 26, 2016

In my previous post I explained how I experimented with constraints to see if I could help my son to develop his ability to hit a cricket ball to different areas and develop some different shots. 

In this post I wanted to share how I tried something similar with my 4 year old daughter Isla...with surprising results. 

My daughter is 3.5 years yo...

February 9, 2016

*not really!


OK so I might have slightly over reached here...but there are some very interesting recommendations being proposed in this paper  which has some really strong challenges for the talent development community.


The paper presents a consensus position based on a 'meta-analysis' of the available research into talent development in sport th...

December 12, 2015

In a previous post I talked about implicit learning...can you remember what that is? Yes! Great what a diligent type you are! 


Let me just check...I have a couple of questions...


Q. In the post, how do I define implicit learning? 


No, no...don't just read on...stop, think, can you remember? Resist the temptation to click on the link above. Really...

September 12, 2015

One of the things that I hear a lot about in the world of kids sport is the need for children to experience more 'back yard' games. When people talk about this this they are harking back to the days where kids played street sports or messed around in the parks and developed skills without adult supervision. 


It is that perfect cliche of the s...

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