Climate change threatening grassroots sport – report

By Stewart Coggin | February 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Climate change and the rise in sea levels is posing an increasing threat to grassroots sport in the UK, according to a new report. Published by the Climate Coalition, and backed by the Priestley International Centre for Climate (PICC), the report is titled ‘Game changer: how climate change is impacting sports in the UK’ and…

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How to reach your genetic potential for cricket

By PitchVision | January 19, 2018

By David Hinchcliffe, Director of Coaching, PitchVision Academy Is there anything more wasteful in cricket than the talented player who fails to make the most of his ability? This person plays effortlessly when everything is working, but too many days on the pitch are missed with low scores or average bowling spells. If you can…

FA to boost grassroots cash and diversity drive

By Stewart Coggin | January 16, 2018

The Football Association has announced a major increase in grassroots funding and several initiatives to boost diversity within the game. The new plan is in response to the Eni Aluko affair which eventually led to the sacking of England women’s team manager Mark Sampson and to soul-searching within the FA about why the organisation continues…

How to deal with negative teammates

By Alan Goldberg | January 9, 2018

So you’ve been practicing your mental toughness techniques, learning how to stay focused rather than being distracted by negative thoughts, and you’ve even gotten a handle on how to stay positive when you or your team are not winning. Great! You’re ahead of the curve and are setting yourself up for peak performance. The nature…

How to bowl faster… as a spinner

By PitchVision | January 5, 2018

Let’s talk about a dirty little secret of spin: Pace matters. As a spinner you don’t have any need to get the ball up the other end as fast as you can. You leave that to the real quick bowlers. But you also know there is a speed that is right for spin. Too slow…

Happy New Year – five tips to prepare your team for 2018

By Stewart Coggin | January 2, 2018

We’d like to wish all our users a Happy New Year and every success with your teams in 2018. At Teamer, we may not be able to help with performance but we can certainly aid you in your team’s preparation for the months ahead. With that in mind, here are five tips to get your…

Teamer & SNAP

By Stewart Coggin | December 27, 2017

A partnership to help your rugby club develop through sponsorship! Teamer is pleased to announce a new partnership with SNAP who are dedicated to helping clubs and businesses work together in a mutually beneficial way. SNAP has developed a business dedicated to helping grassroots clubs develop through sustainable sponsorship management and funding. Their website allows…

Birmingham awarded 2022 Commonwealth Games

By Stewart Coggin | December 21, 2017

Birmingham has officially been chosen as the host of the 2022 Commonwealth Games, replacing Durban, stripped of the event nine months ago. Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) President Louise Martin made the announcement at a special school assembly attended by Year Seven students from Birmingham on Thursday. Her announcement, though, had been pre-empted 15 minutes earlier…

Five steps to believing in yourself

By Alan Goldberg | December 19, 2017

If you have big dreams for your athletic career, it’s essential that you believe in yourself. It doesn’t matter if you’re an all-star with a great record or an underweight newcomer with far less experience than the rest of your team, self-confidence has the power to propel you further than your physical abilities alone and…

Three things to think about on the golf course

By Mark Walker | December 15, 2017

You may not be able to improve your technical game while you are playing, but mentally there are a number of things you can do to optimise your performence. Check out my video below for three areas to work on which could help improve your output on the golf course. For more tips on how…

Tackle those injury doubts with Active Cover

By Kris Barnes | December 14, 2017

Whether you were a casualty of foul play, viciously handed off or suffered a breakdown in practice, occasionally accidents and injuries do happen whilst playing rugby.

Five signs of a good youth sports coach

By Stewart Coggin | December 12, 2017

We all know the benefits to children of participating in sport. Taking part in team sports can lift a child’s self-esteem, improve their social skills and carries with it the obvious benefits to the health and fitness of a young person. But a good coach can further enhance a child’s enjoyment of their chosen sport…

Challenge your batting with this snapback drill

By PitchVision | December 8, 2017

By David Hinchcliffe, Director of Coaching, PitchVision Academy How easy is it to “just bat” in nets, and not be as engaged as you would in a game? Pretty easy! Here’s a drill that keeps you on your toes while you are in the nets, but is easy to set up and doesn’t disrupt the…