The Game of Life

The Game of Life  By Grayson Hart –  Sport is a great analogy for this illusion we call life. We strive and compete for an outcome. We get fully immersed in the process. We love it. We hate it. We become overjoyed and depressed. But when all is said and done, we...

Conversation with Russell Earnshaw

‘Rusty’ is something of a legend in rugby coaching circles. As Head of the player pathway at the RFU he was instrumental in revolutionising the way young players were coached. He now runs the Magic Academy, a coaching organisation dedicated to improving...

Just Show Up and Play

Just Show Up and Play. By Grayson Hart – I’m buzzing from the caffeine. Nervous, full of adrenaline and excitement. The crowd of 40,000 is pumping, yelling, singing. I can smell beery breath coming from the famous south stand at Hong Kong Stadium, home to the...

The True Meaning of Team Spirit

The True Meaning of Team Spirit.  By Sam Jarman – As someone who has spent the last 25 years playing and coaching in an individual sport, it has been a really refreshing and rewarding situation being back in a team environment. Writing about this subject has...

What Is Mental Strength ?

What is Mental Strength ?  By Sam Jarman – Much has been written and spoken about ‘mental strength’ which we are often told is required to be successful in any walk of life, from elite sport, to business, to working in an accident and emergency ward, to...

The Secret Behind the Success of CARDS

The Secret Behind the Success of Coaching with CARDS. by Sam Jarman Many coaches, particularly rugby coaches are aware of the CARDS coaching framework, created by Russell Earnshaw and John Fletcher. The success of CARDS is due to a number of factors. But most...