”You can reach world class through early specialisation, intense training and competition from an early age. But it comes at a cost.” Something along those lines was one of the take home messages delivered by Jean Côté from Queens University in Canada, when the Swedish council for sports research (CIF) turned 30 years old this […]Read More Transformational coaching – for the fun of it
Will the Ryder Cup boost golf in France or is it a bit of fun for the already converted?Read More To trickle down or trickle away
Some thoughts on the upbringing of a future world class athlete.Read More The good, better and how of rural life
Given what is taking place over the next few days I think an English blog post is highly appropriate. I am of course thinking about the crescendo of the men’s World Cup of football where the semi-finals get underway tonight with France facing Belgium. The latter’s performance is now explained in various ways and different […]Read More A quiet revolution
Alright. Here it goes. The question of HOW. The system is broken, needs fixing – how can sport meet the needs of children AND provide opportunities for some to reach fantastic heights in terms of performance? There is so much work carried out in this area at the moment, around the world, that you might […]Read More As simple and as difficult as it may seem
I am on the receiving end of another great blog post by the brilliant Mark O’Sullivan (who authors his own footblogball with lots of insight). Having read this I feel a need to revert momentarily to English blogging. Mark’s post (which can be found here) is about how adult created norms are contributing to the design of a […]Read More Yes, @marksthlm, the answer is YES!