Athlete Potential articles

Goal-setting and goal-getting

Chris

Goal-setting and goal-getting are the complementary halves of success performances – however, they require different mental states. Really effective goal-setting is about visioning (creatively) and strategising (analytically) – when the two are in alignment, effective goals are created. Goal…

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Performance ecology

Chris

For high-performance athletes to be successful all stakeholders in the performance ecology need to have a common purpose, a shared language and they need to support each other appropriately. Parents need to understand their role within the ecology: in…

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Building the tribe

Chris

Building a supportive, effective and powerful tribe is so important for young people today. Why? A tribe is a group of people connected to an idea, connected to a leader and connected to each other. Connection is arguably the ultimate…

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Boys development camp

Chris

This three phase development camp for the NTID program of Diving Australia consisted of three workshops: Building the tribe, tapping the inner warrior and Breakthrough. The camp was made up entirely of boys aged 9 – 14 and the focus…

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State Clubs Championships

Chris

With State Clubs Championships only a month away, this workshop for AllStar Gymnastics was designed specifically to place the male and female gymnasts in the right mental frame to focus on what was going to help them to have a…

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Coping with feedback

Chris

This workshop was to support Diving Australia divers preparing for Junior Worlds, particularly in the context of managing feedback from their coach, other divers, judges (including their scores) and parents. All too often, high-performance athletes can allow themselves to…

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Developing trust through feedback

Chris

Every conversation is in fact at least five conversations. There is the rational conversation you have in your head, the feelings conversation you have in your heart, there are the words that you say and then the corresponding interpretations in…

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