Team Performance

A collection of articles that are based around the theme of how to get more performance out of your Team

Self-Esteem – the Game Changer

September 20, 2016

This article first appeared on the inaugural BetterMan Magazine found here When does a man believing in himself mean that he is confident and when does it mean he is arrogant? On the flipside of that, when does shy or introverted behaviour translate to low self-confidence and when does it mean something else entirely? The [...]

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Game Changer Protocol is launched

July 15, 2016

Its finished, I am proud to say that Game Change Protocol is ready for download and sale. This book is about self-esteem. What it actually is, how it works and most importantly how to improve it in a powerful way regardless of how long you have struggled in this area or the type of struggle [...]

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Dynamic Game Preparation

January 24, 2016

Top sports coaches, mental coaches and sports psychologists will often talk about the importance of processes. Process has become a bit of a buzz word in sport, however the understanding of what it actually means and the detail and thinking linked to processes varies greatly from sport to sport and individual to individual. There are [...]

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ETFG: The 2015 Paarl Boishaai unbeaten season

October 26, 2015

Its late afternoon on the 1st of August 2015 and the sun is dipping on the Faure Street Stadium in the middle of Paarl. The ground is full of colour, music, noise, excitement and tension.  25 000 fanatical rugby fans create a kind of energy that is felt deep within your bones. The town and the [...]

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How to improve the quality of your movies: The Technique Filter

August 19, 2015

 In Raising Talent we describe how you can use Movies for motivation, Movies for skills development and Movies as preperation for performance. This article is focused on Movies as preperation for performance, however the principles can and should be applied wherever possible to all 3 movie types. It’s important to remember that unless you specifically [...]

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Learning from losing

May 4, 2015

Intro: This year has been the toughest of my career. I have worked with a series of quality coaches, awesome teams and yet been part of too many losses. This is my way to try make sense of the hurt, frustration and self-doubt and to find a way primarily for me to be better going [...]

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Why great learners seldom use why.

September 29, 2014

“Why” is one of the first learning questions kids ask. I know as a young child my parents struggled to retain babysitters for me as I peppered them with Why questions for hours as I was (and still am) very curious about the world and using Why questions was my entry ticket to knowledge. Parents [...]

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Grey High 2014 Rugby Season: Inside the Dream Team with Tim Goodenough

August 18, 2014

First published on written by Lungelo Mdlalda                 Photo via Cath Wilson Photography Grey High School’s 1st XV has made some impressive achievements this year, with the most prominent being their defeat of Grey College after a 10 year long wait. The boys were labelled the dream team [...]

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8 types of challenging Sports Parents – and how to handle them

May 19, 2014

As a coach when dealing with parents of your players its important to remember this key point.  If the parents’ of your players didn’t care, they wouldn’t make such a noise, fuss or try to interfere so much.  In my experience, behind almost all parents ‘meddlesome’ behaviour is the positive intention – they want the [...]

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6 skills to take your Sports Coaching facilitation to the next level

April 30, 2014

Sports Coaches have a challenging job. They require so many different skillsets, coupled with a very specific mindset to become a great coach. Most sports coach training is focused on how to instruct and/or teach skills or drills.  Unfortunately if you teach or instruct a skill it does not mean that your player has learnt [...]

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