Five signs of a good youth sports coach

By Stewart Coggin | December 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

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…

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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…

New funding a winner for Victoria sports clubs

By Stewart Coggin | December 5, 2017

Over 150 sporting clubs across Victoria will be supported to meet the explosion in demand for grassroots women’s sport thanks to more than $440,000 in health promotion foundation VicHealth’s Active Club Grants funding. The funding will help local sport clubs across Victoria deliver more opportunities for women and girls to get active, as well as…

How to overcome pre-performance fears in sports

By Alan Goldberg | November 30, 2017

If you’ve ever performed in any event where expectations, judgment, and the potential for failure were on the line, then it’s likely you’ve experienced some performance fears. It’s that feeling of being jittery, uncertain, having difficulty staying calm or focusing your mind, sweating, being sick in the stomach, and various other physical and mental discomforts…

Fed up with the bookie always winning?

By Stewart Coggin | November 29, 2017

If you are tired of that one result blowing your accumulator or that first goalscorer failing to come in yet again, the football stock market may be the answer to your prayers. Football INDEX is the world’s first football stock market where you can buy and sell the top footballers and build a player portfolio.…

Aviva to hand out 32,000 Rainbow Laces this weekend to champion LGBT inclusion in sport

By Stewart Coggin | November 24, 2017

Aviva is leading the support for Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign by handing out 32,000 laces this weekend – primarily to fans at all Aviva Premiership Rugby matches and Norwich City Football Club (NCFC), where Aviva is the proud community partner. The campaign, covering the weekend of 24-26 November, promotes LGBT inclusion within sport and will…

Here’s a simple batting tip to unclutter your mind

By PitchVision | November 23, 2017

Don’t you hate it when you can’t stop thinking about how you got out? You sit on the side of the pitch filled with regret and frustration. Sometimes this feeling lasts for days. You kick yourself, you dwell on what you could have done differently. You consider if it’s all worth it. When it’s really…

Aussie grassroots clubs urged to combat match-fixing and doping

By Stewart Coggin | November 21, 2017

Junior clubs in Queensland, Australia must take precautions against match-fixing and doping, a leading sports corruption expert has said. Dr Sarah Kelly who is also director of the Brisbane Lions has spoken of ‘extraordinary’ conditions inside Queensland sports clubs, with players contacted about throwing matches. She has spoken out after the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Agency…

Grassroots football Questionnaire – Win Apple TV!

By Kris Barnes | November 17, 2017

We understand it’s not always easy to get a full squad out for every match week in week out. That is why Teamer are running a questionnaire to find out the pressure points for captains, assessing how big a problem player availability really is and looking at the role of technology in addressing the issue.…

John Wooden’s Pyramid Of Success

By Stewart Coggin | November 16, 2017

John Wooden was an American basketball player and legendary coach who won ten NCAA national championships in a 12-year period as head coach at UCLA, including a record seven in a row. To put that into context, no other team has won more than three in a row in D1 college basketball. During this period…

Ex-Premier League players turning out for non-league Egerton FC

By Stewart Coggin | November 15, 2017

Teams in the 12th tier of English football are raising their game for Egerton FC who count two former Premier League players amongst their ranks. Jlloyd Samuel spent more than 10 years with Premier League sides Aston Villa and Bolton Wanderers but now, at the age of 36, he is player manager at the Knutsford-based…

Join Barmy Army and get free access to BT Sport

By Stewart Coggin | November 14, 2017

With the Aussies ramping up the Ashes rhetoric in advance of the big event it’s time to get behind the England boys and show your support. If you aren’t one of the lucky ones heading Down Under in the coming weeks, Barmy Army and BT Sport have teamed up to provide you with a great…

How to be a nasty fast bowler (when you are a nice guy)

By PitchVision | November 10, 2017

Picture the typical fast bowler personality. You are probably thinking of an angry, red-faced bundle of fury. They are bent on everything short of murder and not short of a few choice words or a bouncer aimed straight at your teeth. But what if you have a bit of fast bowling talent without the aggressive…