On 12 January 2018 myself and 27 other athletes from around Queensland boarded a plane headed for New Zealand. We went for 9 days and learnt so much in our training sessions. We also competed in 2 separate competitions, The Colgate Games in Timaru and the South Island Teams Competition in Invercargill. It was a … More 2018 New Zealand Development Tour – An Athletes Review
While I am down at athletics on a Saturday morning, I at times, have the opportunity to take some time away from the track and walk around to view some of the groups. I wouldn’t say I am surprised but certainly pleased to see an abundance of parents helping out. This help is in the … More The Importance of Parent Involvement
The goals of the athlete must match that of the coach. Any good coach will ensure that their athletes goals at training are positive and achievable. One of the worst things a coach can do is to set unrealistic expectations for their athletes and demotivate them through either too much work, too little work or not … More Why it is important to train the brain while training the body.
When I was a child there were very few serious injuries that affected myself or the athletes I competed against. As a child that was heavily involved in various sports I never saw any or heard of anyone with these types of injuries. Now, however, as a PE teacher I am seeing more children presenting with injuries … More Injuries in children. Are we taking them seriously?