Rising to the Top in 4 months – a RT Story

June 2, 2014

  Samantha Wright is a driven and determined sportswomen who was missing one or two pieces in her high performance skillset.  These missing pieces were stopping her moving towards her true potential. This is the story of finding those pieces and what happened next -in her own words. Thank you Sam for sharing your inspiring [...]

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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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How to pick an expert

April 8, 2014

Extracted and updated from – from Raising Talent Intro People using the Raising Talent system are challenged to find a variety of experts in various fields and create a virtual or actual “A-Team” of expertise to stretch their thinking and further their progression towards their dream.  The challenge is that it’s hard to pick an expert [...]

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Making history: Winning a World Cup

March 5, 2014

  2014 © IDI/Getty Images On the 1st of March 2014 the South African u19 cricket team made history by winning the U19 World Cup final. They bowled out Pakistan for 131 in a disciplined and dominant bowling display that was spear-headed by Kagiso Rabada, the second top wicket taker of the tournament. On the [...]

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Seeking the 0.5% edge – Article 1: Recovery

November 22, 2013

Yesterday I attended a quality lecture by Sports Scientist Ross Tucker. In it he shared that on average, the difference in performance in the modern Olympic Games between 1st and 4th place across multiple disciplines is 0.5% in performance. What an incredible number! In Raising Talent I share my philosophy of trying to improve 1% [...]

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Graeme College 1st XV 2013

September 6, 2013

2013 was an exciting time for Graeme College rugby. Their 1st XV had gone from strength to strength, and it was a real privilege for me to continue to work with their coach Pierre Jacobs and assistant coach Graham Carlson. I have become an admirer and fan of this particular team, and over the course [...]

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Entrepreneur finds the passions that supercharge him

August 27, 2013

Lance Buchan is a coaching client with whom I started working with in October 2012, almost a year later we reflected on all that has changed and shifted for him and his life, and I was delighted when he agreed to share his story. (so far) Can you share a bit of background on your [...]

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RT Interview: International field hockey goalkeeper goes to the next level!

June 24, 2013

David Fitzgerald is an international hockey player who has combined hard work and a passion to be the best he can be with some of the techniques from Raising Talent to take his game to the next level. We are delighted that he can share some of his story with us. Thank you David.   [...]

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How to use Mental Healing to accelerate Physical Healing for athletes

June 7, 2013

Introduction Over the last few years when I have been involved in big tournaments, I have found that one of the major stresses for coaches is: “Will my athletes that are struggling with niggling injures be ready to perform at a high level when I need them?”   What I found was that when I [...]

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