Follow up to Bowling Alone

If you, like me, are involved in trying to increase or stem the decline of participation in sporting social and community activity, then this article and the book it relates to are must reads: http://www.hks.harvard.edu/ocpa/pdf/still%20bowling%20alone.pdf

Sport and Sportsmanship rise to the fore on Final day of BK US Jnr Open

please enjoy my article about Semis and Finals day at the BK US Jnr Open US Junior Open: At last, great squash and sportsmanship rises to the surface

Mind/Body – How does your Competitive philosophy affect your mechanical and strategic performance?

As I approach my thirty-eighth year as a professional Sports coach, I find myself increasingly intrigued by the philosophical aspect of competitive development and coaching itself as a field of study. Many wise coaches over the history of our profession – even back to the days of our true ancestors – the fencing masters andContinue reading “Mind/Body – How does your Competitive philosophy affect your mechanical and strategic performance?”

Sports Program Direction – the essential elements of developing, growing, animating and maintaining a professional recreational sports program.

Sports Programme Direction – How to set up and animate a professional Sports Programme. The key elements for the development and animation of a vibrant Sports Programme are as follows: 1. Meet ,Greet and Discover. 2. Organize and communicate 3. Drive and Follow up. 4. Get Feedback 5. Adapt and Apply. 1. Meet, Greet andContinue reading “Sports Program Direction – the essential elements of developing, growing, animating and maintaining a professional recreational sports program.”

Did we fail Greg Gaultier?

A week has passed and the dust has settled in Manchester. AJ Bell contributed to our sport in a way that few have done, providing an opportunity for the spectacular presentation of the premier Men’s Squash Tournament in the world. Nick Matthew established that he is truly one of the greats of the game, ridingContinue reading “Did we fail Greg Gaultier?”

A Golden Opportunity for Discovery

Life is a crucible in which necessity promotes experimentation and discovery. Although lacking the controlled logic of empirical research conducted in the lab, the sheer quantity of time and effort devoted to the study of a specific field leads to multitudinous tiny evolutions within that field, the only record of which usually remains in theContinue reading “A Golden Opportunity for Discovery”

Are ‘Dumb Jocks’ actually nerds? Response to the Opinionator article.

In my humble opinion the article: ‘Are ‘Dumb Jocks’ really Nerds? http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/10/27/is-the-dumb-jock-really-a-nerd/?_r=0  touches on the critical reasons that the Sport of Squash, known to few and utterly misunderstood by most, offers an unparalleled opportunity for human beings to maintain and hone the essential assets required for success and continued evolution both as individuals and asContinue reading “Are ‘Dumb Jocks’ actually nerds? Response to the Opinionator article.”