I recall interviewing an NBA coach while he was visiting Australia – he was promoting the NBA by way of conducting basketball coaching workshops and I was facilitating the one in our local area. I asked him the question, “What players have you coached who still stand out for you and why?”
Author: Bo Hanson
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Watch this video on YouTube Coaches get clear on your priorities! Seasons are set to start again, athletes will or have already resumed training and
Watch this video on YouTube What you need to know to fast-track your performance recovery. Bo unpacks an athletes’ priorities, giving an insight into what’s
Where do goals fit in? With the on-going debate by others about the use or purpose of goals (or not), in this 5 minute video Bo Hanson talks about the way goals set standards for behavior and performance. He also talks about the way goals can guide an athlete’s focus, learning from the past, projecting into the future and doing the work required in the now. He brings awareness to the perspective that each time frame offers. Watch as he discusses the place for goals.
It’s critical that athletes and coaches have different post game and in game strategies for recovering from mistakes, because in game strategies are all about getting back into the game as fast as possible, while post game analysis and plans are all about massively learning from errors to ensure mistakes don’t reoccur in the future. Mistake minimisation is an essential part of elevating performance. If you’re looking to take your performance to the next level, this 5 Minutes with Bo Hanson will give you a simple 3 step strategy for dealing with mistakes post-game. You’ll have a plan which takes you into the future and a mindset that uses mistakes to leverage performance to new levels. Watch now!
One of the biggest challenges any athlete or coach faces is recovering from mistakes during a game or race. Every game and every competition is full of mistakes, but performances are defined by the ability to recover from these mistakes. In this 5 Minutes with Bo Hanson video, he gives you a simple 3 step strategy for dealing with mistakes in game. On the surface, the world’s top athletes deliver impeccable performances every time, but when you pull their game apart, what they actually have, is an incredible ability to get their game back on track, that ability is a prerequisites for high-performance. Watch now!
So, you’ve just decided on the leadership role or roles within your team. Now the journey begins! What do you want your leaders to do? How do you expect them to carry out the role? You might have your own ideas and that’s fantastic. Maybe you’ve coached a team with effective leadership, and you know what works. Or perhaps you’d like your athletes to role model someone around them. But, if you’re wondering what effective leadership looks like in sport, I’ll give you a short method that I know works well. It’s crucial to know what’s important, what impacts performance.
There are some non-negotiable principles teams need to have in place if they are to achieve success. Firstly, every unique team must have a set of values they agree to live by. Secondly, they have rules to co-operate within a framework. What’s interesting is how many of these teams fail to live their values, or only live them to some degree. The special few, live them to the degree required to achieve success.
Does your program breed toughness in your team? In this concise video, Hanson simplifies the dialogue around toughness in sport by providing a short definition of what we mean when we talk toughness. He describes what tough athletes look like, and the ways in which this attribute can separate and elevate performance. Hanson also presents effective strategies for athletes to utilize when they need to rely on their toughness and how to perform at their best when it matters the most. The video also covers techniques for coaches to facilitate toughness development with the current generation in an era that doesn’t make it easy.