High performance management

Banning the tackle in rugby: A lesson in A vs Z

2016-03-03: A group of 70 academics and doctors proposed this week that tackling should be banned for children playing rugby. Would this work? Is…

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Talent ID & Management Part 6: The Relative Age effect

2016-02-16: I’ve been on a “home nations” tour (Rugby reference) of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales for work, and Renee Anne Shirley did the honour of…

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Renee Anne Shirley: The two sides of Richard Pound

2016-02-09: A guest opinion piece by anti-doping advocate Renee Anne Shirley, describing the two sides of Dick Pound, who led the recent investigation into the IAAF's…

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Talent ID & Management Part 5: Early vs Late Specialisation?

2016-02-02: This episode of the Talent ID and management series looks at another very controversial question - should children and young athletes specialise in one sport,…

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Talent ID & Management: The 10,000 hour “rule” and talent

2016-02-01: Part 4 of the Talent ID Series, and this time we introduce the controversial 10,000 hour "rule" and I explain its origins, and the false…

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Talent ID & Management Part 3: Imperfect tools & sensible science

2016-01-26: Here is part 3 of my ongoing Talent ID and management series. ┬áIf you missed the first two instalments, you can view them at the…

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Talent ID & Management Series, Part 2: Accepted inefficiencies

2016-01-19: Part 2 of the series on Talent ID and Management looks at inefficiencies in the identification and selection of talent. It discusses factors driving…

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Talent ID Video Series, Part 1: Fundamental concept and definition

2016-01-06: Part 1 of the Talent ID & Development series looks at the fundamental concept and defines Talent ID as a strategic and budgeting…

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The Talent Series: Strategy, tactics and then science

2015-12-07: Talent ID and Development - the science, strategy and tactics (not in that order) of developing future champions. This is the first in a…

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