Wondering how to get sponsored in skateboarding or surfing? Here are some thoughts and resources to help you navigate the world of sponsorship and a career in skateboarding or surfing. Thanks to some great articles from STAB magazine and the AVNI interviews with Mikey Taylor and Eric Bork. EnjoyRead More
This TED Talk is presented by Professor Martin Hagger of Curtin University and talks about ‘Sport Psychology - Inside the Mind of A Champion’.
He touches on motivation, confidence, performance knowledge, routines and anxiety management. All areas which relate to optimal performance. It’s a short 12 minute talk which gives a great overview on the importance on psychology and how it can be the difference between winning and losing.Read More
So now, I’m about to hit my thirties this year and getting back into skating in a big way, recovery is right at the front of my mind.
Here are a few key things I’m working on to improve my recovery, range of movement, and performance:Read More
Watching X-Games is like imagining the best tricks you could ever do, then seeing someone string them all together in a 60 second line. It’s incredible. The consistency these skaters have is next level. It got me thinking, maybe I need to skate more like that. Not timing out 60 second lines full of bangers, but stringing together lines. Forming lines whilst at the skatepark, linking 5 tricks together rather than the usual 1-3.Read More
I'd skate every day. I remember buying my first ever skate VHS - Globe Opinion. Chet Thomas in it mentions: "I'll skate 'till I cant walk". This instantly resonated with me.
I'd skate too and from school, I'd skate after school, on the weekends and any/ all other moments I'd have my board with me.
Coaching for development is a more holistic approach. It revolves around asking questions and building a set of problem solving skills which will help solve this problem here, but also the next problem and so on into the future. It’s a process of personal development.Read More
The best reason to start something is for the fun of it. Skateboarding is fun, and it’s also pointless. It probably won’t help you get a job, look impressive on your CV, secure you a home loan, or get you a promotion at work, and that’s exactly why it’s so fun. Skate for skateboardings sake. For it’s fun, pointless, joyful sake and feeling of freedom. If you do, you’ll find a heap of hidden benefits amongst it.Read More