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Matt Thurmond Golf Coach University of Washington Interview

Here you will find the extended Q&A Interview from People+Sport Magazine Issue 3 with Matt Thurmond, Head Golf Coach at the University of Washington.  How did you get into coaching? Why did it initially appeal to you? Matt Thurmond: Up to and through college my only focus was to be a pro golfer.  When my college career [...]

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Sport Coach Development Programs: Across the Codes

By Liz Hanson and Kate Roskvist An insight into the five ‘football’ high performance sport coach development programs, and those who lead them, in Australia. This article was featured in our latest People+Sport Magazine: Education and Professional Development Edition which is available to read online here. Australia has a long and successful history of being a formidable sporting nation across a vast array of sports.  In ‘football’ alone there are five major codes, all taking their unique place in the sporting landscape.  Consistent across all football codes is the belief that the quality of their coaches determines the quality of their game, engagement of players and ultimately their success.  As a result, they all take coach development in their sport seriously and invest significantly in coach accreditation and continued professional development. […]

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High Performance Sport Teams-There’s No Time for Tolerance

Of all the aspects of his role at Athlete Assessments, Bo Hanson most values the opportunity to be involved with hundreds of different teams. It’s with this unique insight he identifies the common threads that lead to sustained success. “In elite sport, equipment is equal among competitors, physical conditioning programs are indistinguishable and game or [...]

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Demystifying Sport Team Culture

What’s critical in driving sport team culture? Culture is a buzz word in sport. Coaches often attribute their success or failure on this ambiguous word. Every team has a culture and even if you do not know what yours is, one exists. The real question is, what impact is it having on your team right [...]

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Rugby Union Coach Development: Matthew Wilkie

Internationally renowned as the gentlemen’s code, Rugby Union has earned its place in history as dignified and nuanced, while ensuring an exciting future with its ‘Sevens’ now being an Olympic sport. With teams from France to South Africa it is also one of the most globally affecting. Keeping this in mind, and with the aim of internationally being ahead of the rest, the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) Level Three Coaching Course is designed to provide their coaches with advanced education to enhance their abilities in high-level competition. […]

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Rugby League Coach Development: Dylan Hides

While Rugby League’s history is entrenched as the ‘working class game’, the modern code has gained a much broader appeal across the country.  Its popularity recently confirmed when the National Rugby League (NRL) signed the largest television rights deal within Australia.  With this enviable position comes expectations and responsibilities, particularly in regard to the standard of the game, player behavior and the quality of coaches. […]

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Football Coach Development: Rob Sherman

A game that can draw comparisons with religion in England and South America, Football or ‘Soccer’ is a sport with a significant following around the world. Some parts of the world follow the cosmopolitan code with a bit more passion than others but nevertheless it has the potency to inspire, exhilarate and keep an enormous base of loyal fans. […]

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Australian Football Coach Development: Lawrie Woodman

The Australian Football League (AFL) presides over one of the most iconic forms of football in the country. Since 1897 the game has been the cause for celebration as well as heated bar room conversation.  While its traditional heartland is in the south, AFL has built a strong base across Australia and is growing internationally. The AFL facilitates a vast array of courses including the High Performance Coaching Course at the elite end of their accreditation program. This course is for coaches who aspire to train and develop elite footballers and it covers a wide range of relevant issues, including time dedicated to topics such as technology and public relations. […]

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Touch Football Coach Development: Wayne Grant

By Liz Hanson and Kate Roskvist A staple of backyard gatherings, Touch Football has ingrained itself not only as an institution of social occasions but as a highly competitive code in Australia as well. Many professional players in other codes, particularly rugby league and rugby union, have a strong background playing touch football and this has been formally recognized with the recent agreement being signed between Touch Football Australian (TFA) and the National Rugby League (NRL).  As the sport carves out a more elite presence, coaches and players are rising to the challenge to further develop their high performance skills. […]

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Tony Meyer: Play the Golf Game Your Way

By Bo Hanson – 4x Olympian, Coaching Consultant & Director of Athlete Assessments About Tony Meyer AAA Australian PGA member Golf Australia National Coach Golf Queensland Head Coach Completing his Masters at USC 2010 PGA Teaching Professional of the Year (Qld) Nominated 2013 QLD Sport Coach of the Year Previously coached at the Australian Institute of Sport & Golf South Australia […]

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