Chasing Mavericks

There are some people that stand apart from the crowd. Not just because of their success but the way they achieved it. People that forged their own path, held their own counsel and refused to accept the norm.

Unbowed by external pressures they backed their own choices and did it their way. These people are the Mavericks. And we’re on a mission to find out what drives them, defines them and keeps them coming back for more.

There are some people that stand apart from the crowd. Not just because of their success but the way they achieved it. People that forged their own path, held their own counsel and refused to accept the norm.

Unbowed by external pressures they backed their own choices and did it their way. These people are the Mavericks. And we’re on a mission to find out what drives them, defines them and keeps them coming back for more.

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Are you doing the right thing?

Is there such a thing as the 'right thing'? Kevin Shine, England Cricket's fast bowling coach believes there is. And he knows where to find the answer.

Why Did I Sign Up for This?

It's your marathon. You’ve put in the miles. You’re all packed. You’ve got everything you need and you’re all ready to go. So why the nerves? We spoke to to Dr. Dave Alred MBE and Toni Minichiello, two of the world’s leading coaches, about it what it takes to deliver when the heat is on.

Toasting The Kids

In the ongoing quest to uncover why our most talented young athletes are disappearing without trace, Toni Minichiello has uncovered another clue.

Is coaching dying?

Poacher turned Gamekeeper? He's fallen out with his Governing Bodies on more than one occasion. Now he's been voted to represent the UK's Athletics Coaches.

The Coaching Circus

January 2018. British Athletics has not renewed the contract of the only coach it employs who understands how to create a ‘Serial Medallist’. That coach is Lloyd Cowan. And Toni Minichiello senses hypocrisy.

So Long & Thanks For All The Medals

Following Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill's Lifetime Achievement Award at the BBC's SPOTY awards a reminder about what makes her one of the most remarkable British sportspeople ever. This article was first published on the announcement of Jess' retirement.

Food First

We all eat. And we all have our relationship with food. What we eat, how much we eat and when we eat shapes our days and ultimately ourselves. Mark Ellison (although he wouldn’t describe himself like this) is the ultimate food relationship counsellor.

Coach Back Home

After an incredible eight weeks that concluded with one of the most hard-fought World Cup Finals ever seen, Denis Betts is back on UK Shores; reflecting on what was, what might have been and perhaps most importantly, what’s to come.

The Eve Of Forever – Part 2

22 years of hurt never stopped him dreaming. Denis Betts is back in a World Cup final. Can the team he now coaches, rather than leads onto the pitch, surmount the final intimidating obstacle: Australia in their own back yard?

Podcast: An Interview with Laura Massaro

UK Squash No.1 and 2013 World Champion Laura Massaro, renowned for her brand of physical and mental toughness, opens up about the challenges of making it to and staying at the top of her sport. She discusses her drive, discipline and clarity of vision and her steps to creating a competitive advantage that required sacrifice in her personal and professional life.

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A series of in-depth, ‘one-offs’, getting up close (but not too personal) with some very special Mavericks

Podcast: An Interview with Laura Massaro

Monday 27 November 2017|

UK Squash No.1 and 2013 World Champion Laura Massaro, renowned for her brand of physical and mental toughness, opens up about the challenges of making it to and staying at the top of her sport. She discusses her drive, discipline and clarity of vision and her steps to creating a competitive advantage that required sacrifice in her personal and professional life.

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Rugby League playing legend Denis Betts, working to create a coaching legacy.

Coach Back Home

Thursday 07 December 2017|

After an incredible eight weeks that concluded with one of the most hard-fought World Cup Finals ever seen, Denis Betts is back on UK Shores; reflecting on what was, what might have been and perhaps most importantly, what’s to come.

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Funny, bruising, successful.  Jessica Ennis-Hill’s Coach once again takes on the world.

Toasting The Kids

Thursday 29 March 2018|

In the ongoing quest to uncover why our most talented young athletes are disappearing without trace, Toni Minichiello has uncovered another clue.

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Jonny Wilkinson, Luke Donald, Dolphins. Dave can coach anyone to be their best.

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