Editor Choice

Editors Letter – Commonwealth Games Edition

Every four years, the Commonwealth countries of the British Empire compete in a multi-sport games, similar to the Olympic Games but not as inclusive. Now the best Commonwealth Coaches bring their athletes see who has the strongest mindset, the clearest why and, of course, the best coach to pull all this together. It kicks off…

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Sports

Raising the Bar

“Brazil was interesting and there is a lot of potential there, partly because of the number of kids doing gymnastics. In Australia, we have some great potential but lack the numbers at the moment. Australia has great State Centres and a world class National Centre for the athletes. I think we need more young coaches…

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Sports

Reverse Engineering Coaching

Commonwealth Games 2022 Reverse Engineering Coaching Success for the NEXT Commonwealth Games. By Wayne Goldsmith The attention of athletes, coaches, national sporting bodies, the media and the sporting public across the Commonwealth is about to turn towards the Commonwealth Games 2018 on the Gold Coast, Australia. Final preparations are underway. Facilities are being painted, prepared…

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The Coaching App you can’t afford to ignore…

Here at Coaching Life Magazine (CLM), we are always on the lookout for the next Big innovation hot spots or the next new thing that is likely to have a major impact on the Coaching Industry. Late in 2017 we uncovered a real gem when CLM identified a Brisbane technology company that is flying under…

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Sports

Kookaburra Magic

  Kookaburra Magic     I first started as a player-coach years ago. It was common then but not so much now. Lots of clubs, not just hockey clubs, would have an experienced player being the player-coach.   There was a cut-off time that I finished my playing days and went and coached in Townsville,…

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Sports

Diving In

Diving came along when I was 12 years old and was a very different experience for me. I found myself challenged in new ways and became addicted to a fascinating and difficult sport even though I struggled at being good at it. Even as an aspiring sportsman, I knew that coaching was going to be…

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Sports

A Boxing Education

                    A Boxing Education Does an athlete learn to box or does a person that’s naturally proficient in a combat situation simply become an elite athlete, through a structured exercise programme, in a combat sport such as boxing? How then does a coach teach an athlete…

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Business

What is Culture?

What is Culture? “a central concept in anthropology, encompassing the range of phenomena that are transmitted through social learning” Wikipedia.   Human beings are hiving creatures, we take our social cues from those around us. So, if we want a shift in culture, within our teams, organisations, communities or industries, we must first look at…

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Sports

Process Vs Outcome

                  Process Vs Outcome For Steve Glasson OAM, national coach of the Australian bowls team, the process is everything. The 48-year-old former player took up the role of coach in 2011 and is arguably Australia's finest ever bowler, amassing over 100 titles, including 19 prized Australian championships…

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Back2Back

Back2Back My Coaching Journey I began my journey in high performance coaching over 25 years ago. I moved to Leongatha and was playing at an elite level as captain/coach at the local regional team. This peaked my interest in coaching, and that’s when I started to seek appointments in the Victoria system, particularly as a…

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Specialty

Counter Punch

                      As a Martial Arts and Boxing coach for over thirty-five years, I know from experience the connection we as coaches can create with our athletes. This connection is true for all sports coaches but there is something about Combat that goes even deeper. Perhaps…

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Sports

How do they Prepare

How do they Prepare               Elite athletes spend 4 hours a day and 6 days a week training for 1 event that may last less than 10 seconds every 4 years. How do they guarantee they are in the perfect state for competition at that time? Well… unfortunately for…

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Coaching Life Interviews Hockeyroos Coach Paul Gaudoin

  Coaching Life Interviews Hockeyroos Coach Paul Gaudoin       CL: Why did you transition into coaching? I played for 11 years for Australia and worked in teaching for a number of years but after a couple of years teaching, I missed the game and found myself wanting to be involved again. I had…

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