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Profiles in Coaching: Percy Cerutty

A rigorous, holistic approach to mental and physical training steeped in high-intensity sessions and hill running at a beachfront property would likely appeal to today’s athlete. This Australian running coach was ahead of his time.
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Which Comes First: Trust or Commitment?

Much to the surprise of some coaches, mental performance expert Jeff Troesch argues that you can have commitment from your athletes without trust. He explains how—and why—this is important.
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How to Score and Strengthen Your Relationship Game

The degree to which you cultivate a positive coach-athlete relationship will enhance your athletes’ race performances—and help you retain them as clients. We look at how this is best achieved.
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How to Harness or Stoke Motivation

Good coaches know how to assess and redirect motivation for the benefit of the athlete. In this case study, Coach Rob Griffiths describes the method he used to help an athlete shift her passion and motivation to make positive changes and avoid burnout.
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Understanding Motivation and How It Affects Performance

Motivation is key to the performance psychology puzzle, dependent on some fundamental human needs. If those needs are not met, an athlete’s passion for sport, their self-esteem, and their motivation will suffer.