Boards and Sporting Organisations – The Ten Commandments of Being a Great Sporting Board Member
Boards and Sporting Organisations – The Ten Commandments of Being a Great Sporting Board Member

 

Boards can be the greatest asset to a Sporting Organisation….they can also be the biggest liability.

Lots of articles and books describe what a Board member is supposed to do from a statutory, legislative perspective but in general that’s not the problem.

The biggest problem in sporting Boards stems from Board members trying to influence the operational side of the Club.

Read this to learn why people often become Bored with Boards……….

 

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High Performance Culture – Do you have what it takes?
High Performance Culture – Do you have what it takes?

Lots of sporting teams and professional sporting Clubs talk up having or wanting a “High Performance Culture”.

Do you have what it takes to create and sustain a High Performance Culture?

Think you’ve already got one??

Why? Because you’ve got a new gym and lots of expensive equipment? Because you’ve got some really talented players? Because you’ve just recruited a world class coach?

Think again………………..

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Coaching in the Century of Entertainment
Coaching in the Century of Entertainment

The question is the same all over the world…”what’s wrong with athletes today?” Coaches from Australia to Alaska, from Germany to Guam and from Tanzania to Turkey are all asking why kids today don’t seem to work as hard as past sporting generations. Coaches want to know “how do I coach Generation Y” and the even more unpredictable “Generation I” (as I-phone, I-Pod, I-Pad and It’s all about what I want). This article looks at coaching in this century and suggests practical coaching strategies for coaches to coach effectively in century of Enter-trainment.

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Don’t Count the Repeats:Make the Repeats Count.
Don’t Count the Repeats:Make the Repeats Count.

 

I know, I know, I know.

This sounds like an advertisement for a new sporting product or new piece of sporting training equipment…the sporting equivalent of the “knife that cuts through a shoe” or the “miracle mop” that does everything around the house including walking the dog, cooking dinner and putting the kids to bed.

But no….this is serious. You can achieve More with Less…this is how to do Less but get a Better result.

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You Can’t Buy a Football Premiership.
You Can’t Buy a Football Premiership.

By Wayne Goldsmith |

Read the title of this article.

Now read it again.

Read it one more time.

Now, just to be sure you get it – You can’t buy a football premiership!

Here’s why.

Many, Many Football Clubs all over the world in all codes have tried to “buy” a premiership over the years. In fact one the main reasons some football codes have put a salary cap in place is to ensure one club can not “buy” a premiership by recruiting the majority of the best players available.

However, if the Football Administrators did their homework and studied their history, they would realise putting a salary cap in place to stop one team dominating a competition is unnecessary – you just simply can’t buy a football premiership.

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Olympic Mistakes: The Top Five Dumb Things Athletes and Coaches do heading into an Olympic Games.
Olympic Mistakes: The Top Five Dumb Things Athletes and Coaches do heading into an Olympic Games.

 

Lots of athletes go to the Olympic Games – very, very few come back with a medal or even a personal best performance.

Why?

Lack of Talent? Maybe.

Poor Skill? Possibly.

The wrong parents, i.e. Genetics? Could be.

But the main reason most of them don’t win a medal is that they made five dumb (and avoidable) mistakes in the period between their selection for the Olympic team and their Olympic Games competition.

Olympic Mistakes: The Top Five Dumb Things Athletes and Coaches do heading into an Olympic Games.

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End of Season Performance Reviews – Making a difference or Making a mistake
End of Season Performance Reviews – Making a difference or Making a mistake

Spring is the season of re-newal, re-birth and re-generation.

And for many Australian sports – AFL, Rugby League, Netball and Rugby – spring is also the season of the Performance Re-view.

That time when players, coaches, management and staff sit down together and try to work out what went wrong, what went right and how to do it better next time around.

How do you make certain your end of season Performance Review makes  real difference to next season and is not a waste of time, energy and money?

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