Non-traditional games and sports are enjoying a surge in popularity in New Zealand. Sporting offerings beyond mainstream activities such as rugby, football, netball, and cricket are more accessible than ever, giving children and parents a wealth of options...
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For many people, perfectionism is a concern. It features in lots of different areas of people’s lives. Importantly for sport parents, perfectionism can be rife among athletes at any age. This article is republished with permission from Sport...
Dr Sarah Mallinson-Howard
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“Sport leaders, coaches, administrators, parents, and caregivers involved in youth sport must collectively lead attitudinal change.” In this video, Sport Development Consultants Alex Chiet and Hamish Rogers, unpack the Balance is Better principle – Collective Attitudinal Change. Key...
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Sport Leaders & Administrators
It’s no secret we’re a fan of collaboration. In fact, one of the key principles of Balance is Better is about “Working together” We’ve previously outlined in detail what it means to collaborate (including tips for organisations wanting...
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Have you seen Sebastian Vettel’s retirement announcement? It is a powerful watch. In the four-minute video, Seb spends 90% of the time talking about who he is and what he wants to do. Away from the track. “There...
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* Important clarification: we are not talking about poor skill execution, but more about poor game-decisions. In this article, Dr Sergio Lara-Bercial details his thoughts on how coaches should react when players make game-decision mistakes. Let’s get the...
Dr Sergio Lara-Bercial
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