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16-Mar-15 | Replies:0 | Favourited:10 | Blog Entry
Maria Fredatovich had a stroke at the age of 13. Now 32, she enjoys a physically active lifestyle, refusing to let loss of peripheral vision, on-going balance and hand-eye coordination and problems stop her doing what she loves.  More than that, Maria realised there was a need to help other young people who had the same challenges as herself..
21-Feb-14 | Replies:0 | Favourited:11 | News
These children were pretty excited to be able to meet Halberg Awards contender athletes on the Tuesday before the Halberg Awards night. Kevin Woolcott and Gordon Buchalter ran a coaching session and this gave the able bodied athletes and indication of the particular challenges that Mark, Cormac, Jaden, Faithleen and Matakorama (in the photo) ..
23-Aug-13 | Replies:4 | Favourited:10 | Blog Entry
This is the third blog in a series looking at talent ID and development.  The first blog I set the scene around Talent ID.  The second I detailed what I believe should be the number one priority of every Talent ID programme and academy in New Zealand: developing the growth mindset in athletes. (to see the example scenario used to set the..
12-Jul-13 | Replies:0 | Favourited:11 | Blog Entry
Does this sound familiar? All of you will have heard or been a part of the Talent I.D. process and the following example will not be new to you. · A leader within an NSO, RSO, Club or Secondary School starts to consider how to get more talent into their environment. They start with the mentality of “we need to have a talent pipeline tha..
12-Jul-13 | Replies:0 | Favourited:9 | Blog Entry
Does this sound familiar? All of you will have heard or been a part of the Talent I.D. process and the following example will not be new to you. · A leader within an NSO, RSO, Club or Secondary School starts to consider how to get more talent into their environment. They start with the mentality of “we need to have a talent pipeline tha..
08-May-13 | Replies:0 | Favourited:9 | Blog Entry
Why not come along to a Big Nix coaching module. This course will provide you with the skills to be able to plan and deliver effective squash coaching sessions for both new and developing players. It's taking place at the Howick Squash Club, Sunday 26th May 9-11:45. Numbers are limited so if you want to register please contact Fleur on 6237856 o..
02-May-13 | Replies:0 | Favourited:10 | News
Squash Auckland delivers Kiwisport programmes to Primary and Intermediate Schools within the Auckland region using our mini squash court.  Our aim is to expose the game of squash to as many children and teachers as possible, encourage them to play at their local squash club and to have a fun experience. · We are currently recruiting for c..
17-Mar-13 | Replies:0 | Favourited:10 | Blog Entry
Every coach I know has their favourite key words when coaching. I probably talk too much but at the same time, I'm trying to instill those key words into my pupil. I often use "statue, take a photo, imagine". I also use a mini dvd player or photographs to show a footwork pattern in conjunction with a swing pattern. Showing the footwork and swi..
18-Feb-13 | Replies:0 | Favourited:11 | Blog Entry
Here are a few reminders now inter-club has recommenced.  You probably think I go on sometimes but if you can improve one aspect of your doubles game, then I have achieved something for you.  The video clip is a clip from the Ladies final this year at the Australian Open.   · · Obviously, skills improvement is number one..
11-Feb-13 | Replies:2 | Favourited:8 | Blog Entry
Squash Auckland is currently recruiting for Coaching Assistants to deliver a fun Kiwisport programme in schools starting asap.  Term 1 will be schools located in Papatoetoe, Papakura and Manurewa.  Term 2 is Central Auckland. · The programme is implemented on a mini squash court with mini rackets and soft spongy balls.  You will..
Latest reply from Fleur on Feb 14 .. "It's during school hours. If you want further info please give me a call on 021484713. Thanks Fleur" ..
Shane Van Gisbergen has confirmed he will return to V8 Supercars in 2013..
23-Jan-13 | Replies:0 | Favourited:7 | News
by Gerald McDornan · V8 Supercar star Shane Van Gisbergen has ended media and online speculation and tonight confirmed he will return to the sport in 2013. · Van Gisbergen has signed to drive alongside Jonathon Webb at the Gold Coast-based Tekno Autosports, the team fielding two new Holden Commodores – Van Gisbergen’s #97 Com..
Mitch Evans testing the number 26 Arden International car at Barcelona.
01-Nov-12 | Replies:0 | Favourited:8 | News
by Murray Taylor · Newly crowned GP3 Champion Mitch Evans showed good pace in his first official testing of a GP2 car during two days at the Barcelona circuit in Spain on Tuesday and Wednesday (October 30-31). · The 18-year-old quickly adapted to the dramatic increase in power from GP3 to GP2. His 2012 turbocharged 2.0-litre GP3 engine p..
GP3 Champion Mitch Evans on the historic Monza banking.. Photo: GP3 Media.
10-Sep-12 | Replies:0 | Favourited:9 | News
by Murray Taylor · Mitch Evans clinched the GP3 Series title in a thrilling encounter that went to the final lap at Monza on Sunday morning. The 18-year-old Aucklander was the fastest driver on the track, finished last after a pit stop but, amazingly, also finished first in the best race of the season. · Daniel Abt needed to win to snatc..
05-Sep-12 | Replies:0 | Favourited:6 | Blog Entry
What does a Coaches Club look like? · A Coaches Club is a form of coach development. It provides an additional opportunity for coaches to learn and develop their skills. The key to this development is sharing ideas with other likeminded coaches and in turn those coaches sharing ideas with you. This is the foundation of a Coaches Club. How..
13-Aug-12 | Replies:0 | Favourited:0 | News
A reminder about the Arizona State Womens Basketball Coaches Clinic on this Friday at 6.30pm at the Breakers Training Venue, 7 Atlas Place, Mairangi Bay. · Come along to hear from top Division 1 coaches from the Arizona State Womens program. · We look forward to seeing you there! · Click here for further details...