Resources

Recommended Coaching Resources

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Books

These books have all had a significant influence on my coaching.

7 Keys to Being a Great Coach by Allistair McCaw

516wi0ihzalThis book made me more aware of who I was as a coach. It helped me form a clearer picture of the coach that I wanted to be and inspired me to take some actions in an effort to get there. Highly recommended.

See my review of the book HERE.

You can buy this book from Amazon by clicking HERE.

 

Conditioning Young Athletes by Tudor Bompa, PhD & Michael Carrera

bompa-bookThis book is without doubt one of my favourite “Coaching Young Athletes” books and has probably inspired and influenced my coaching philosophies more than any other.

See my review of the book HERE.

You can buy this book from Booktopia by clicking HERE.

You can buy the book from Amazon by clicking HERE.

Conscious Coaching by Brett Bartholomew

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Finally we have a book written by a coach that addresses how to connect with athletes and “the science of building buy-in”. The power of connecting with people is what Brett Bartholomew’s extraordinary book Conscious Coaching is all about.

This book will lead you to reflect about yourself, your coaching and your athletes.

See my review of the book HERE.

You can buy the book from Amazon by clicking HERE.

Don’t Die With the Music In You by Wayne Bennett

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Every coach needs a few role models. Here is one – Australian Rugby League super coach Wayne Bennett. This book contains stories, observations, anecdotes & quotes that will provide inspiration for every coach.

You can buy this book from Booktopia by clicking HERE.

You can buy the book from Amazon by clicking HERE.

 

Fundamentals of Track and Field (2nd Ed) by Gerry Carr

Fundamentals of Track & Field (2)A brilliant book for coaches of young athletes and phys ed teachers. Covers each of the track & field events and is full of technique descriptions, safety suggestions, drills, teaching ideas, diagrams, coaching tips, common errors and corrections, and assessment ideas.

You can buy this book from Booktopia by clicking HERE.

You can buy this book from Amazon by clicking HERE.

Legacy – What the All Blacks Can Teach Us About the Business of Life by James Kerr

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This book heavily influenced my thoughts about empowering young athletes.

See my review of this book HERE.

You can buy this book from Booktopia by clicking HERE.

You may buy this book from Amazon by clicking HERE.

 

Online Courses & Resources

Complete Youth Training by Athletes Acceleration

CompleteYouthTrainingDigitalI really enjoyed this course, presented by Sports Performance expert Mike Boyle. The course is aimed at giving coaches and parents a deeper understanding of the what, when, why and how of youth sports performance.

For more information and to purchase this course, click HERE.

 

 

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