Coxswain Coaching Camps – Champion Creating Future Champions Mary Whipple on strategies and skills athletes develop at her 9th Seat Coxswain Leadership Camp By Mim Haigh, Sports Writer – Athlete Assessments Mary Whipple, who won three Olympic Medals, two Gold and one Silver, plus five World Championships, knows exactly how to achieve extraordinary results. As coxswain to the serially successful USA Women’s Rowing Eight, she was responsible for leading, understanding and ultimately driving her team across the line in first position, multiple times. Now, she shares her... Full article

The How, What and Why of Athlete Leadership – Tips for Coaches An efficient and effective leadership approach for athletes By Bo Hanson – Director and Lead Consultant So, you’ve just decided on the leadership role or roles within your team. Now the journey begins! What do you want your leaders to do? How do you expect them to carry out the role? You might have your own ideas and that’s fantastic. Maybe you’ve coached a team with effective leadership, and you know... Full article

Nathan has been around rugby and coaching for most of his life. He is currently part of the coaching team with Canterbury in the 2019 campaign. Recently, at a public presentation he, along with the other coaches, talked about the secret elixir to success that seems to be part of the Canterbury and Crusaders winning formulae. Culture is the main ingredient it would seem. Perhaps that is why it remains so elusive for many other franchises and provinces. It is... Full article

Does your program breed toughness in your team? In this concise video, Bo Hanson simplifies the dialogue around toughness in sport by providing a short definition of what we mean when we talk toughness. He describes what tough athletes look like, and the ways in which this attribute can separate and elevate performance. Hanson also presents effective strategies for athletes to utilize when they need to rely on their toughness and how to perform at their best when it matters... Full article

In New Zealand we love our sports. While we might be most globally known for our Rugby, we consistently perform quite well in Netball, Hockey, Rowing, Golf, Surfing, Underwater Hockey, Polo, Motorcross, Car racing and of course the Adventure Racing and distance/endurance events. Kiwis often  considered to “punch above their weight” when it comes to sport. What is the secret to the tenacious spirit and never dying spirit? We are still asking this today, but over time there have been... Full article

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