As any master coach will tell you, successful sports coaching is never “arrived at”, and requires constant coaching development. Here you’ll find articles and case studies dedicated to best practice sport coach development.

Inspirational Teaching Turnaround in Kinesiology and Sport Management

How DISC helped Dr Laci McRee engage students, change her teaching delivery and live Servant Leadership  By Mim Haigh, Sports Writer – Athlete Assessments In this inspiring and motivational interview, we find out exactly why and how Dr LaciMcRee, Associate Professor of Kinesiology at East Texas Baptist University changed her style of teaching delivery, increasing student engagement which [...]

6 Reasons to Rethink 360 Observer Feedback Opportunities

360 Observer Feedback is a way to improve performance, create accountability and provide development opportunities By Mim Haigh, Sports Writer – Athlete Assessments The best teams take time to reward what’s going well, review what needs to be improved upon, and set plans to achieve future success. The same is true for individuals. How do they do [...]

Exceptional Outcomes, Unexpected Approach

Stewart Briggs, Performance Coach on innovation, culture, work ethic, coach development and CoachDISC By Mim Haigh, Sports Writer – Athlete Assessments Extraordinary vertical jump heights, split-second qualifying times, personal bests; these are the statistics flying around the floor at Acceleration - the high-performance development centres, owned and founded by Stewart Briggs, located in Queensland, Australia. [...]

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2019 Japanese Women Leaders and Coaches Academy

The wave of support for women in coaching grows with the fifth annual Japanese Women Leaders and Coaches Academy, 27-29 August 2019, Karuizawa, Japan By Mim Haigh, Sports Writer – Athlete Assessments With Tokyo 2020 just over 12 months away, the 2019 Japanese Women Leaders and Coaches Academy promises to be exciting. Paralleling similar Academies [...]

Cumberlands’ Commitment to Coach Development

The University of the Cumberlands design and deliver professional development workshop for coaches By Mim Haigh, Sports Writer – Athlete Assessments The University of the Cumberlands is deeply committed to the all-round development of its student-athletes. That commitment compelled a multidisciplinary team from within the University to design and deliver a professional development workshop for 36 of [...]

University of Louisiana Athletics Leading the Way

University of Louisiana Athletic Department takes a holistic approach to student-athlete (and staff) development By Mim Haigh, Sports Writer – Athlete Assessments When you visit University of Louisiana’s campus and see the new athletic facilities, a testament to the University’s investment in recent years, you’d understandably be impressed with their focus on the physical side [...]

2018 Japanese Women Leaders & Coaches Academy 11 – 13 September, Karuizawa, Japan

The groundswell of support for women coaches worldwide is gathering momentum with the fourth annual Japanese Women Leaders & Coaches Academy running 11-13 September 2018 in Karuizawa, Japan. By Mim Haigh, Sports Writer – Athlete Assessments The 2018 program is packed with professional development opportunities, including sessions on Women in Sport, Diversity, Leadership and a [...]

Collaborative Development at the Coaches Club

Coaching Masterclass - a ‘how to’ program focusing on the most pressing issues in high-performance sport By Mim Haigh, Sports Writer – Athlete Assessments In May 2018, Athlete Assessments launched its exclusive Coaches Club, a masterclass for coaches working in high-performance sport. The series of three 1-hour sessions focus on the most relevant topics in [...]

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Success In Personal Training – Understanding Yourself And Your Clients

TAFE Queensland East Coast Mooloolaba campus Personal Training students get a head start on their career By Mim Haigh, Sports Writer – Athlete Assessments In this article the focus falls just streets from home as we take a look inside Australia's TAFE East Coast Mooloolaba campus and their Diploma of Sport Development Program within the [...]

How to Harness Your Athlete’s Natural Strengths

Why it’s important for Coaches to allocate roles that line up with an athlete’s natural strengths and style, and why getting it wrong could cost you By Mim Haigh, Sports Writer – Athlete Assessments When you allocate a role within your team you better make sure it’s in line with your players’ natural strengths and [...]