Medical Director’s Blog – Concussion: Back to Basics

By Return2Play | October 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

By Dr Sam Barke With the start of the new school year and the beginning of a new season of winter sports I’ve been busy delivering education sessions on how to best manage injuries and specifically, how to deal with concussions. Understandably, concussion raises a number of concerns for those providing sport, particularly those who…

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Grassroots rugby – it’s a family affair

By Sean Phelan | August 7, 2017

For the Phelan family, like so many others involved in grassroots sport, rugby has been a huge part of family life. I grew up, alongside my sister and so many of the other players’ children, on the sidelines at Racal Decca RFC. I couldn’t have been more than a couple of months old when I…

Thirteen steps to being a winning parent – part three

By Alan Goldberg | August 3, 2017

The third instalment in my four-part series focuses on nurturing your child in their youth sports. This content is from competitivedge.com and you can see more of my mental toughness blogs here. Step seven: Your child is not their performance – love them unconditionally Do not equate your child’s self-worth and loveability with their performance.…

Australian sports lottery proposal comes under fire

By Stewart Coggin | August 1, 2017

A proposed Australian sports lottery has been criticised by the Australian Lottery and Newsagents Association. Federal Sports Minister Greg Hunt has started discussions over a lottery that would be used as a means to address a funding shortfall in Australian sports. The lottery would help fund elite and grassroots sport and help address the decline…

Welcome to PV/Match

By PitchVision | July 28, 2017

We are tremendously proud to announce the development of our new live “Match Scoring” software, “PV/Match” which will be available this year. In fact we are actually announcing three systems in one – as PV/Match is not just for match scoring, but is for scouting, training video-analysis, and for live streaming of matches with extensive social…

Teamer Spotlight: North Sydney United

By Stewart Coggin | July 27, 2017

Australia is our destination this week as we pay a visit to North Sydney United. Manager Andy Marren has been using Teamer for three years to organise his football players ahead of matches and training. He told us about his experiences using the app. When did you first sign up for Teamer? Circa 2014. Why…

New bans for grassroots players who abuse officials

By Stewart Coggin | July 26, 2017

The Football Association is introducing tough new rules to crack down on players who abuse officials at grassroots level. The rules are as follows: – Minimum five-year ban for players who assault an official – 84-day ban and £100 fine for any players who make physical contact with an official -Minimum ban of 56 days, or six…

NRL star attacked at junior rugby league match

By Stewart Coggin | July 25, 2017

When an NRL player is attacked by an angry official while helping out at a junior rugby league match, you know that particular youth sport needs to take a look at itself. That is allegedly what happened to Panthers’ Dallin Watene-Zelezniak when he was acting as a touch judge during the St Clair and St…

Thirteen steps to being a winning parent – part two

By Alan Goldberg | July 20, 2017

Here is the second of my four-part series on what it takes to be a winning parent when helping your child in sport. The first part, in case you missed it, can be viewed here. Step four: Be supportive, don’t coach! Your role on the parent-coach-athlete team is as a Support player with a capital…

Football Foundation investment and its impact on participation

By Kris Barnes | July 19, 2017

Our friends at the Football Foundation, the largest sports charity in the UK (funded by the Premier League, The FA and Sport England), sent out their latest Onside magazine last week. A great read as always, and it is great to see the impact their investment in facilities around the UK is having on participation…

State control inbetween shots

By Mark Walker | July 18, 2017

Are you a competitive golfer? Do you know how to make the best use of the time between golf shots? This video gives you some practical tips that will help you perform at your best on the golf course by helping you stay in your best performance state more often. For more tips on how…

How to improve your cricket form

By PitchVision | July 14, 2017

By David Hinchcliffe, Director of Coaching, PitchVision Academy Form is a strange thing. We all know it when we have it, and we all wonder how to get it back when it goes. One preseason I had a chat over coffee with one of our senior players about form. He told me he didn’t want…

Teamer Spotlight: The Stompers

By Stewart Coggin | July 13, 2017

We head to Melbourne, Victoria, this week and our first basketball spotlight with The Stompers. Manager James Davis is a Teamer veteran and took a few minutes out of his busy schedule to explain how it helps him organise the team’s players on a weekly basis. When did you first sign up for Teamer? April 2012. Why did you…