WHEN WINNING MATTERS - LESSONS LEARNED FROM SPORT’S ELITE
Foreword by Andrew Bogut, NBA Champion & David Andersen, 4x Olympian.
The 1%er’s that Count.
From the NBL to the NBA, from the NRL to the NFL, and from the A-League to the Premier League. Have you ever wondered how sport’s elite build that winning environment to succeed in achieving excellence?
World Championship winning basketball coach, Rob Beveridge and international performance scientist, Dr. Stephen Bird reveals the lessons learned from sport’s elite to create a successful, winning team environment.
Unique first-hand accounts and personal reflections from working with Championship-winning teams in the National Basketball League and Woman’s National Basketball League, along with insights from World Championships, World Cups, Commonwealth, and Olympic Games take you deep inside the inner sanctum of sport’s elite.
Learn the key principles and strategies trusted by sport’s elite.
CO-AUTHOR, WHEN WINNING MATTERS
A/PROF SPORT EX SCI, USQ
ATHLETE HEALTH & PERFORMANCE LEAD, BBNZ
Dr. Stephen Bird is a world-leading athletic performance influencer, leading the integration of performance science for sport’s elite. Stephen is currently an Associate Professor in Sport and Exercise at the University of Southern Queensland, Athlete Health and Performance Lead, Basketball New Zealand Senior National Teams and Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Strength and Conditioning.
He has worked with professional sports teams and international sporting organisations attending major sporting events, including Olympic Games (2008 Beijing and 2016 Rio), Commonwealth (Basketball Scotland), Rugby League World Cup (Scotland Rugby League), and UCI Mountain Bike World Cup and World Championships (Australia and Indonesia national team), and FIBA Asia Cup (Basketball New Zealand).
Stephen has worked in High-Performance roles with teams in the National Rugby League, National Basketball League and Women’s National Basketball League (Australia), New Zealand National Basketball League, Suncorp Super Netball, PNG Sports Foundation, Basketball NSW and Basketball WA.
Known as the Coach of Coaches, Stephen’s work in elite sports conditioning, athlete recovery and performance optimisation bridges the knowledge gap between theory, science and applied training for coaches and athletes.
KEY TALKING POINTS
- The 1%er’s that Count
- Defining the term 1%er’s
- Identifying the 1%ers that Count
- Goal setting
- Achieving highest self
- Cognitive anchoring
- Mindfulness and performance flow
- Recovery checklist
- Sleep hygiene
- INSIDE THE LOCKER ROOM: 2016 RIO OLYMPIC GAMES
- Situational reframing: “Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation.” – Michael Jordan
- Putting it all together
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