Here is a selection of great videos and websites for coaches to reference. Not only are they useful, but some are just down right cool.
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Here is a selection of great quotes from coaches I found in the News this month.
From Duncan Laing about double gold medallist Danyon loader:
"Beneath the laid-back exterior is a steely determination. He does not speak of it, he just does it."
This gives a great insight into what it takes to be a champion, determination and actions, not words.
Story from NZ herald click here for more
Looking to know a bit more about what makes a coach tick, or how to progress your own coaching skills. Robert Hielkema interviews Starling coach Luke Stevenson.
The relatively new sport of kiteboard course racing is now firmly established in Tauranga, just weeks after getting the nod as an event for the 2016 Olympics.
The Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club is the first in the country to run a regular racing programme for kites. Sunday (June 23rd) saw the second round of kiteboard racing as part of the club’s winter series, with ten kiters competing in a series of three races over a windward/leeward course. This turnout doubles the five who raced in the first round a fortnight earlier.
TYPBC has a stunning location at the end of Sulphur Point with views to the entrance of Tauranga Harbour. From their large clubhouse TYPBC offers: Keeler, Trailer Yacht,Multihull, Centreboard and Sailboard sailing options to members with both summer and winter programmes. Regular in-harbour racing takes place on a Wed evening, as well as a number of off shore events during the season. TYPBC has a sailing school with two full-time coaches employed during the sailing season.
The club sails most Sundays from the club house at Port Ohope Wharf. (Excluding the months of July and August). We are usually at the clubhouse at 12.30pm to rig up the boats for a 1.30pm start on the water, weather conditions permitting.
Our fleet consists of Lasers (full, radial and 4.7 rigs) and Optimists.