The Parable of Climbing the High Performance Mountain

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Written by Coaches Chris White & Michael Harvey - The pursuit of high performance in sport requires certain traits. The journey is of course different for each individual athlete, however there are underpinning requirements to reach each level of the performance continuum, which can be summed up when looking at the process of ‘Climbing the High Performance Mountain.’ Level 1: Introduction to the Mountain Mountains have been there for people to climb, conquer and challenge themselves forever.  The ‘mountains’ that... Read more.

Building Resilience: Olympic Insights to becoming a more resilient athlete

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Written by Coach Chris White - The definition of resilience is, "the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.”  It is a skill or attribute that is now very much recognised as valuable in workplaces, schools and sports settings all around Australia.  Developing resilience is a key part of the development of any team or individual athlete.  Whether that includes the resilience to handle pressure, the resilience to come back from injury or the resilience to dig deep and carry on... Read more.

How the Olympics can Show the way for Junior Athletes

Written by Coach Chris White With the Olympics underway in Tokyo this year, its worth remembering that many of our 70.3, long course or Ironman champions such as Daniela Ryf, Alistair Brownlee, Javier Gomez and Jan Frodeno all focused a large section of their early careers on the Olympic Distance triathlon.  Not only that, they were the best in the world at the Olympic distance.  Brownlee is a double gold medalist, Frodeno won gold in 2008, Gomez is a 5... Read more.