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The 10,000 Hour Myth

August 27th, 2015|0 Comments

A myth is a false belief or idea that is widely held. One such myth that has enveloped youth sports is the idea that to become an elite athlete all one needs 10,000 hours of sustained, deliberate training. This is a myth in every sense of the word. I recently

Research pours cold water on ice bath recovery theory

August 27th, 2015|0 Comments

If the thought of a post workout ice bath is enough to make you shiver, new research from QUT and The University of Queensland (UQ) will warm your heart. The comprehensive study found cold water immersion after strength training hindered muscle adaptation -- pouring cold water on the long-held

Nature Valley 3 Generations

August 27th, 2015|0 Comments

Our relationship with nature is disappearing. That is what nature valley found out when we talked to 3 generations and asked them one simple question: What did you like to do for fun as a kid?

Changing Neural Pathways

August 26th, 2015|0 Comments

  I’ll bet that you can’t ride the bicycle in the video clip below. You’re probably thinking, “Come on, it’s a bike. How hard can it be?” Watch the video clip below, and then read on. Every time you pick up a golf magazine, take a lesson, or get

School sport: variety is key to future success

August 25th, 2015|0 Comments

Early specialisation in sport at school can hinder rather than benefit sporting development, says David Faulkner Early specialisation can hinder rather than benefit sporting development Photo: Alamy Parents frequently approach me and ask: “At what age should my child specialise in one sport?” My response is always that it needs

From Learning Factory to Learning Garden

February 27th, 2015|0 Comments

At heart, education is all about empowerment of people. It is widely understood that learning is a product of passion and not test taking. Society would have to embrace a more difficult educational model. Schools would become facilitators of passion instead of directors of course material. Their efforts would be

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