There’s nothing worse than realising how underdone you are 15 minutes into the first preseason session of the season. The weather is hot, your legs are heavy and the 40 metre line looks further away every time you turn to face it. Fortunately though, according to Crusaders strength and conditioning coach Gareth Duder this can all be avoided. The key he says, is to keep moving. “We refer to our off season as a transition phase and it’s important that... Full article

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

Here was a team that had fallen apart at the Commonwealth Games less than a year ago, but were now being crowned as World Champions. What can they teach us: Mostly it was about selecting the right people in all of the roles, players, managers, coaching team It also required good planning that is systematic and deals with facts and good data. . .  and is not complicated and is based on simplicity Understand that there will be no execution... Full article Full article

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The new Christchurch Netball Centre opened to the public for the first time on the weekend. What an amazing and spectacular building: 10 courts with partitions to create seperate spaces, an excellent mezzanine floor for spectating and an outstanding entry foyer for a reception area. This is a truly superb asset to Christchurch and the South Island. We can't wait to host our teams here, when the opportunity presents itself. We also hope to have an netball announcement in the near future!! What this space. ... See MoreSee Less
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