The key to ‘nurturing’ talent is playing to your strengths
August 16th, 2016
Ask anyone at the top of their game, be it in sport, business or politics, about what got them there and you’d probably get a variety of answers. I’m therefore going to assume that talent is something that is nurtured as well as natural. “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by […]
Olympics – Rio 2016
July 22nd, 2016
The moment we’ve all been waiting for is almost here. This years Olympics is in the famous Rio de Janeiro home of the Rio Carnaval, Corcovado Mountain and the statue of Christ the Redeemer. From August 5 – August 21 Rio will also be home to the Olympics and a fantastic spectacle of sport with […]
Dozens of schools battle it out for medals in mini-Olympics
July 20th, 2016
The iconic Stoke Mandeville Stadium played host to nearly 1,300 children on Friday July 1 as they competed for medals in the Bucks and Milton Keynes School Games. Dozens of schools from all over the county – from Wycombe to South Bucks, to Chiltern, Aylesbury Vale and Milton Keynes – took part in a fiercely-contested festival […]
Are you ready to welcome new people to your sessions?
June 20th, 2016
Your gut reaction might be yes, but take a minute and think about whether your club or organisation is really doing all it can to make it as easy and attractive as possible for new people to join and get involved? If you are a naturally sporty or active person, turning up to a new […]
Bucks tops English league tables for organised sport
June 17th, 2016
More people take part in competitive sport in Buckinghamshire than anywhere else in England, according to the national Active People Survey. And Bucks is also top in the country for residents receiving sports tuition and for those taking part in organised sport. The results have just been released by Sport England following the ninth annual […]
The importance of a not so critical friend in sports coaching!
June 7th, 2016
Where am I going with my coaching? Am I really helping my athletes improve? Should I be doing things differently? Am I any good at coaching? These are questions I have asked myself time and time again and often in my head I fail to come up with a positive answer. You may have experienced […]
The Power of the Coach Athlete Relationship
June 3rd, 2016
“Unless people are willing to listen to you, unless you’re prepared to listen to them and understand them as people, the best coaching book in the world isn’t going to help you. It all comes down to how well they really want to do for you. It all comes back to the relationships that you […]
Volunteers Week is here!
May 27th, 2016
It’s easy to make money but can you make a difference? Volunteer’s week is a time of the year where we celebrate the achievements and positive impacts all the great volunteers have made, and encourage others to volunteer their time for the good of sport. Did you know approximately 21 million people volunteer in the […]
Push the boat out!
May 16th, 2016
This May sailing clubs across the county are inviting you to take to the water. ‘Push The Boat Out’ is a national campaign which offers people the opportunity to get out on the water and gives them a chance to try sailing and windsurfing! From 14th to 22nd May sailing clubs are offering free sessions. So […]
New Balls Please!
May 12th, 2016
Think of Tennis, and your first thought is probably to eating strawberries and cream (and possibly sipping Pimm’s) whilst you watch marathon Wimbledon matches! But it doesn’t have to just be the long back and forward game screened on TV. There are lots of ways you can change it up to make Tennis enjoyable for […]