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Top 40 Lessons I Learned in 2021

Well..... it's been a while. This is probably my first blog in 5 or 6 months since my new role as an assistant at the Tasmania...

7 Lessons from a Golf Coaching Genius

Fred Shoemaker is like the Phil Jackson of golf, more concentrated on the inner game than the outer game. He was mentored by Timothy...

The Illusion of Choice

“The fact of the matter is, if you want to be good, you really don’t have a lot of choices, because it takes what it takes. Every person...

Let Your Work Speak, Not Your Highlights

It's a common theme of youth basketball to see highlight reels of young athletes - showing off their latest nasty move or promoting their...

Health Hacks to Be a High Performing Coach

The following are my notes from my presentation on the Coaching Clinic Summit, if you have any interest there are plenty of brilliant...

False Badges of Honour in Coaching

There are a lot of things we tend to brag about as coaches, whether deliberately or not - that are not worth bragging about. The common...

Isn't What You Have Enough?

What if we stopped chasing the undisciplined pursuit of more to fill a void? Earl Woods, Tigers Dad was 11 when he started to swear at...

Our Emotions, Are Our Problems

On tough days we might say my job is over whelming, or my players are infuriating me. If only we can understand that this is impossible....

Candour in High Performing Teams

"Lack of candour blocks smart ideas, fast action and good people contributing all the stuff they've got. It's a killer." - Jack Welch,...

The Only Question to Ask Yourself

The year was 1952. The future President of the United States sat in front of the Admiral. Jimmy Carter had applied for the nuclear...

Rumbling with Vulnerability

“Vulnerability is not winning or losing; it's having the courage to show up and be seen when we have no control over the outcome....

How to Avoid Bad Practices

Well, last night's practice with my U16 boys club team we probably had our worst practice out of the 8 we have had. This happens, it...

Turning Pro is a Mindset

"The world is a narrow bridge and the important thing is to not be afraid." - Hebrew Proverb I'm sure Jeff Bezos wasn't thinking he'd be...

Choose Your Boss, Not Your Job

“The leader you work under is the future you." - David Salyers, Marketing Executive Chick-Fil-A Mike Budenholzer worked for the San...

Top 40 Lessons I Learned in 2020

Well what a year.. here are my top 40 lessons of 2020. I encourage you to do your own, it is the article I look forward to writing the...

Winning or Development - Why Not Both?

Crunch or soft tacos was the argument in the famous Old El Paso advertisement, with this famous young girl who kindly suggested why don't...

You Are Always Trying Out

Back in Melbourne, the land of junior trials are up and running again. While it is a slightly different context remaining Covid safe, all...