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The E-Q Games Based Coaching Model. Rugby commits to national coaching panel. A summit, featuring some of the sharpest minds in Australian rugby, has committed to establishing a national coaching panel.

Rugby commits to national coaching panel

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika, 1991 World Cup-winning mentor Bob Dwyer and former head of national coaching Dick Marks were among the 'brains trust' who met on Thursday in Sydney. Australia's poor showings at Super Rugby level and the lack of emerging local coaches, capable of succeeding Cheika, have raised questions about the depth and structure of coaching in the country. Supporting mental wellness - Play by the Rules - Making Sport inclusive, safe and fair. There is a new phrase you are likely to hear more of around sports clubs in coming years — mental health literacy.

Supporting mental wellness - Play by the Rules - Making Sport inclusive, safe and fair

It is the concept of increasing the ability of players, parents and coaches to recognise the signs of mental illness among people in their club, and to be able to initiate a conversation and point to resources that might help. Mental wellness is not something that has typically been on the radar of clubs, but several high profile athletes have recently revealed their battles with mental health issues, and sports administrators are looking for ways to act, including Professional Footballers Association chief executive Adam Vivian who recently told the Huffington Post that the code is failing players in this regard.

Great Coaching For All Ages. When I'm talking about 'Great Coaches' in this context, I'm not only talking about great coaches of champion teams, but also, what makes a great coach of beginners, and developing players?

Great Coaching For All Ages

The traditional coaching pathway is linear in nature. Beginner coaches coach beginners, developing coaches coach developing athletes, and elite coaches coach elite athletes.1 This is understandable and generally due to two things: ambition and money. Developing coaches are always wanting to coach 'better' athletes, and we financially reward coaches who coach higher profile athletes.

Most of what has been written on 'great coaching' is simply looking at a coach who won, and then working out what he/she did. It makes sense to do this, we want to learn from success. Coaching boys into men via the sports field. Coaching Boys into Men is an initiative set up to engage sports coaches as mentors for young athletes, teaching them the importance of respect for themselves and others, particularly women.

Coaching boys into men via the sports field

It has run successfully in the United States and has now been launched in Australia, with several sporting codes gathering in Canberra on Monday for a training clinic. Facilitated by Mark Wadie, founding director of the I Respect Initiative and violence prevention advocate, the program centres around training and motivating coaches to teach their players about healthy relationship skills and that violence never equals strength. Digging for diamonds: The talent identification process values potential over performance. PEAK PERFORMANCE: Adolescents reach physical maturity at different stages, making the job of talent identification that much harder Talent identification (TiD) is the recognition of current participants with the potential to become elite performers Physical mismatches during adolescence can camouflage talents in others, which have yet to emergeCurrent performance should not be the only gauge for detecting talent.

Digging for diamonds: The talent identification process values potential over performance

Sport Injury - Healing the Mind and Body. Author: SIRC Most athletes, competitive through recreational, experience injury in their sport at some time.

Sport Injury - Healing the Mind and Body

There are many practitioners out there who can help heal the physical symptoms of the injury from the family doctor to the physical therapist. But dealing with the physical side of injury is only half the battle. What we cannot forget to address is the importance of healing the mind of the injured athlete. So what kinds of things do injured athletes feel and how can we as athletes, teammates, coaches, parents and friends aid the recovery process? Blog — Wired To Play. Winning Pathways Workshop. Coaching plan for England launches. Enterprising Coaches can help grow sport in a sustainable way...from Sports Marketing Network. Sports Coaching Archives. Coaching Association of Canada. Canadiansportforlife.ca. Talent development vs. talent identification: Give kids a chance - Active For Life. The tryouts for the regional “select” team are next week, and your child’s coach is singing the glories of playing on the super team with the best-of-the-best.

Talent development vs. talent identification: Give kids a chance - Active For Life

There’s prestige and status, and something more: He says this is the fast track to turning pro! Wow. It’s a thrilling thought. Play with this team, the coach assures you, and your child is headed for the top ranks of professional hockey — or soccer, or basketball, or tennis, or tiddlywinks … or whatever the sport is. There’s only one problem with this picture: it’s a team of 9-year-olds. It simply can’t be done. Or put a little more delicately, it can’t be done reliably.

The late bloomers Yes, Gretzky emerged early in hockey. Revising the Game Plan: Retirement is just one Choice for Athletes in Transition. Revising the Game Plan: Retirement is just one Choice for Athletes in Transition Author: Jason Dunkerley Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 09:00.

Revising the Game Plan: Retirement is just one Choice for Athletes in Transition

To Teach or to Do: Do the Best Players Make the Best Coaches? To Teach or to Do: Do the Best Players Make the Best Coaches?

To Teach or to Do: Do the Best Players Make the Best Coaches?

Author: Jason Dunkerley Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 09:00. Want to keep kids in sport? Then make it fun - The Drum. Opinion Updated There's a real problem in Australia of kids dropping out of sport.

Want to keep kids in sport? Then make it fun - The Drum

To fix it we should look at why children like to play games in the first place. My son's soccer team seems to have worked it out, writes Paul Kennedy. The dropout rates in junior sport in Australia are a big worry. Untitled. Untitled. Responsible Coaching Movement. Skills taught by volleyball coaches and their relationship to long term athlete development. Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 09:29 SIRC is pleased to be working together with Sport Canada to share current research on topics informing policy and promoting quality sport programming.

This week we are sharing highlights of a recent article reviewing a research study on THE SKILLS TAUGHT BY VOLLEYBALL COACHES AND THEIR RELATION TO LONG-TERM ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT. 3 Ways Coaches Can Inspire Their Athletes - Changing the Game Project. Sport Information Resource Center. Authors: Ian Reade and Wendy Rodgers, University of Alberta; Craig Hall, Western University; Camilla Knight, Swansea University (This Knowledge Transfer Paper was presented at the 2015 Sport Canada Research Initiative Conference) Understanding the factors that influence coach transitions is pertinent. Six themes were identified: 1) interpersonal considerations, 2) work demands, 3) career concerns, 4) positive coaching experiences, 5) seeking opportunities to be more successful and 6) leaving a negative or challenging work environment.

Findings highlight the importance of practitioners and sports organizations providing support to enable coaches to advance their career and also provide better support and strategies to optimize coaches’ working environment. Two studies were conducted. Study One Participants Participants were purposefully sampled. Data Collection Data were collected through semi-structured interviews.