People of Inspiration in Sport
Articles and Videos
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.
Ticking ALL the Boxes of Mental Performance
If there was a shopping list of everything an athlete or coach wants in a trusted advisor or performance coach, the entire list can be checked off with all that Bob Tewksbury brings. Want someone who has excelled at the highest level and under enormous pressure?
Pathway to Positive Athlete Development
Coaching and successfully developing elite athletes requires dedicated attention to mental skills development – self-awareness, self-belief, identity and resiliency, skills which benefit athletes in competition and in life. Kyle McDonald, Mental Performance Coach, General Manager and Performance Director of the Weyburn Gold Wings, shares the process of mental skills development
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?”
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.
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?
Students with a Growth Focus in Sport Management
Coaching, teaching, innovation, a flipped classroom, students with a growth focus and all in the context of sport at a University that made the Forbes list of the top 100 universities in the USA.
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.
National Champion Coach in focus: Mary Lou Mulfur
By Lahnee Pavlovich, Head of Research and Writing, Athlete Assessments Mary Lou Mulfur and her team of Husky Golfers tell a truly incredible and inspiring story of what true toughness looks like in today’s sporting world.
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
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
Inspirational TED Talks Sport Videos
TED Talks are some of the best around, with inspiring speeches from some of the world’s greatest thinkers. On this page we have compiled some of the greatest TED talks sport related videos. Whether you are a coach, athlete, or sports manager, these talks will inspire you to be the best you can be! Please comment with your favorite inspirational video so we can add it to this page for everyone’s benefit!
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
Inspirational Scenes from Sports Movies
We all love the great scenes from sports movies, they stay with us long after the movie has ended. On this page we have collected our favorite scenes from sports movies!
Inspirational Sports Videos for Coaches and Athletes
Compiled by Bo Hanson – 4x Olympian, Coaching Consultant & Director of Athlete Assessments Finding a great inspirational sports video can be just what you need to turn your day around. So on this page we
Bo Hanson on his Olympic Rowing Career
In this video clip, Bo talks about his Rowing Career, his experiences at the Olympics and the coaches who had the biggest impact on his life. More information on Bo Hanson About Bo Hanson Four Times
Bo Hanson: Reflecting on an Olympic Rowing Career
The Teacher will arrive when the Student is ready to Learn. By Bo Hanson – 4x Olympian, Coaching Consultant & Director of Athlete Assessments “The Teacher will arrive when the Student is ready to Learn…”
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
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
LaDainian Tomlinson: A Tribute to a Great Reputation
By Bo Hanson – 4x Olympian, Coaching Consultant & Director of Athlete Assessments In June 2012, NFL running back LaDainian Tomlinson retired. The legacy he left with the San Diego Chargers demonstrates the reputation every athlete
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.
An excellent example of how the best head coaches get the most important things right. Inspiring in its simplicity, it’s all about achieving the best from your athletes, when it matters most.
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,
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
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
“0.1%ers” and the Secrets of World-Class Coaches
By Bo Hanson – 4x Olympian, Coaching Consultant & Director of Athlete Assessments On the weekend, I had the pleasure of watching a wonderful race at the Mooloolaba ITU World Cup Triathlon for the women. The
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