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#GameChanger - Style and Expectation

Game Changer moments will vary from sport to sport, but there's one thing they all have in common - they will change the expectations and style of that sport. Join the #GameChanger Tribe to add your favourite.

Babe Ruth #GameChanger

Before Babe Ruth, baseball was all about stolen bases; the home run was something of a spectacle amongst play of strategic caution. Babe Ruth acted as a huge Game Changer, hitting 712 home runs over his career, it's no wonder that baseball picked up enormous popularity in the 1920s....

Posted by Cags R under Baseball, Gymnastics, Rugby Union on 12 July 2013 at 11:00 PM • Read more »

The Psychology of the Sports season


So you've made an awesome start to the season. Your performances have been above expectations and you’re further up the league than anyone was predicting before kick-off on the first day of the season. What now? Is there any psychology behind maintaining a good run of form?

Converting good result into titles

The psychology behind how to maintain form and performance levels throughout a whole season is a common conundrum experienced by most teams and managers. It is hard enough for the best teams to maintain form throughout...

Posted by Neil B under Football (Soccer), Field Hockey, Rugby Union, American Football, Cricket on 9 March 2013 at 12:00 AM • Read more »

The importance of a warm up and cool down in sport

The role of the warm up and cool down in physical activity is an often over-looked aspect of performance sport. The influence both can have over maximising athlete performance mean that the warm up and cool down are a critical part of any athletes' training and preparation schedule. Fail to prepare, prepare to fail

As the image says, if you fail to prepare, then prepare to fail. There is no excuse for not taking part in an effective warm up before exercise and cool down after exercise. The benefits of an effective warm up...

Posted by Neil B under Running, Cycling, Swimming, Football (Soccer), Rugby Union on 20 February 2013 at 12:00 AM • Read more »

Match day routines: 5 essential tips to team success

Australian Hockey TeamWhile much focus is put on pre-match preparation in terms of training and tactics during the week before a match, relatively less emphasis is placed on actual match day routines. You wouldn’t slack off in training before a match, so why should you have a slack attitude to match day routines. It should be common knowledge that turning up with 10 minutes till kick off, straight out of bed and with no nutrition in you is not an effective match day routine. However, the amount this can be seen oc...

Posted by Neil B under Football (Soccer), Rugby Union, Cricket, Field Hockey, Basketball on 9 February 2013 at 12:00 AM • Read more »

The importance of Sportsmanship in modern sport

Have you ever played on despite knowing the ball went out? Ever blocked an opponent off the ball? Attempted to put off an opponent by saying something to them? Argued with a referee? Then you are part of the sportsmanship debate. 

Sportsmanship revolves around the moral and ethical aspects of your participation in sport, and is a much debated topic in recent times. Sportsmanship

It incorporates aspects of: 

  • -Fair Play
  • -Respecting the Rules
  • -Respecting Opponents and Officials
  • -Integrity
  • -Graciousnes...

Posted by Neil B under Football (Soccer), Tennis, Cricket, Cycling, Rugby Union on 2 February 2013 at 12:00 AM • Read more »

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