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Read about people in sport who have inspired us. We share their insights and enjoyable stories. Be motivated or encouraged by these true life stories of people who have achieved their goals. You may find our sections for our most recent articles, resources and materials, latest newsletters, or 5 Minutes with Bo Hanson video series valuable too.

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The Way Forward and the Power of One Word

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?”

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Sport Studies Students Set For Success

Bryan Beigie, Practicum and Internship Coordinator, in the Exercise Science Sports Studies Department at John Carroll University, works with students on the cusp of their professional journey In the spectrum of health sciences.

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Developing Ethics Through Athletics

What constitutes good character in sport? Is it possible to get ‘ethical’ from being ‘athletic’? Are athletes really special people (heroes and role models) or just people with special skills?

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Celebrating Olympic Curling Success

It is exciting to win. It is exciting and especially inspiring when the win comes from behind. And it is phenomenal when this happens when the stakes are at their highest, on a world stage, and have never been done before. With the recent events at the Winter Olympics and Paralympics, people all around the world were excited, inspired and enjoyed the phenomenon that events like this bring.

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Lessons From Leicester

By Lahnee Pavlovich, Head of Research and Writing, Athlete Assessments Leicester City’s recent EPL title win has sparked a wave of reaction across the globe. An underdog story to compete with the best of them, Leicester

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Inspirational People in Sport

Compiled by Bo Hanson – 4x Olympian, Coaching Consultant & Director of Athlete Assessments We all need a burst of inspiration from time to time, so we have compiled this list of our favorite videos about

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Inspirational TED Talks Sport Videos

Compiled by Bo Hanson – 4x Olympian, Coaching Consultant & Director of Athlete Assessments TED Talks are some of the best around, with inspiring speeches from some of the world’s greatest thinkers. On this page we

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Admiral McRaven Commencement Speech

Here we have provided you with a transcript of Naval Admiral McRaven’s Commencement Speech at The University of Texas at Austin on May 17. “President Powers, Provost Fenves, Deans, members of the faculty, family and friends

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Tips for New Sports Coaches

By Bo Hanson – 4x Olympian, Coaching Consultant & Director of Athlete Assessments If you are a young coach starting out in the sporting world it can be hard to get advice. Everyone has a different

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Cracking the Sports Performance Code

By Bo Hanson – 4x Olympian, Coaching Consultant & Director of Athlete Assessments How do teams or individual athletes come from behind to win?  We’ve seen many spectacular examples of this in the past and a

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Coaching Lessons from ‘The Blind Side’

The movie The Blind Side has been enjoyed by massive audiences around the world and deservingly so with its inspirational portrait of football star Michael Oher (played by Quinton Aaron) and the Oscar winning performance of Sandra Bullock, playing his adoptive mother Leigh Anne Tuohy. If you haven’t yet seen this movie, see it as soon as you can. It is an outstanding movie all round and especially for sports coaches, it is an important reminder to watch their own blind side too. Often for coaches their blind side is missing the understanding of their individual athletes.

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Crucial Simplicity

By Dan Fouts as told to Charlie Jones, extract from the Chicken Soup for the Soul Sports Edition   We’d like to share with you this extraordinary story below.  I re-found it recently and shared it

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Mal Meninga Inspirational Sports Coach

Mal Maninga’s Coaching Philosophy and Experiences as a Successful Sports Coach   By Liz Masen – Client Director at Athlete Assessments I was inspired by the recent article published in The Weekend Australian (12-13 February 2011,

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Roselee Jencke Inspirational Sports Coach

 Coaching the ‘Perfect Season’   Interview by Liz Masen, Client Director – Athlete Assessments The Mission Queensland Firebirds Netball Team have enjoyed an incredible 2011 Season, not only winning the ANZ Championship Grand Final, they did

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Lou Holtz Lessons from the Inspirational Coach

By Bo Hanson – 4x Olympian, Coaching Consultant & Director of Athlete Assessments Athlete Assessments recently had the great pleasure of being invited to the USA Lacrosse Association Coaching Conference in Baltimore, MD.  A significant highlight

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