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Coaching Fundamentals

If you’re starting out as a coach and want some practical ideas, tips and advice then this is the place for you. You will find content about how to engage young people, plan training sessions, what to do on match day and much more.

Case Studies

Case Study: Otago Rugby

Rugby holds a special place in the heart of many New Zealanders and Otago has been the breeding ground for many of...
Development & Performance

The Process

This article is shared by Player Development Project What is success in youth development? UEFA A licensed academy coach & PDP Technical...
Coaching Fundamentals

Why Talent is Irrelevant

This article is shared by Player Development Project Talent: Nature vs. nurture, is it relevant? Top PDP contributor and coaching innovator, Todd...
Sports Parents

What is a Good Youth Sport Experience?

In this article, Sport Waikato shares insights into how adults can create a great sporting experience for our young people. So you...
Coaching Fundamentals

Praise vs. Affirmation

This article is shared by Player Development Project Prof. Stephen Rollnick is a pioneer in motivational interviewing and in recent years has...
Sports Parents

Let Them Play

This article is shared by Player Development Project Play is a fundamental human right for children. It is even recognised in article...
Coaching Fundamentals

That’s Not How I Learn

This article is shared by Player Development Project How do you differentiate between each individual’s learning experience within your group? No single...
Development & Performance

Creating an Environment for Youth to Flourish

In this article, NZ Secondary Schools Netball Coach, Charissa Barham shares some valuable ideas on creating positive sporting environments and understanding our...
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