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Sportschef's Log
September 2019

Coaching and supporting at youth fencing events

...role modelling behaviour for young fencers to follow

This is a fantastic article, written by the CEO of British Fencing, Georgina Usher, who is also the FIE safeguarding officer. She explains the importance of positive, supportive coaching and cheering from the sidelines of youth competitions.

'The Italian President explained-
The federation want to give the young athletes the experience that they believe will make them the best fencers, improve their resilience and be able to make their own decisions.'

TED Talk
Mental Health and Emotional Fitness

Reflections of an Olympic medallist swimmer
Michael Jamieson

An open and honest account of the difficulties inherent in elite sport and some ways of dealing with them. 

Bianca Andreescu, 19 yr old Canadian tennis superstar, winner of this years US Open, beating Serena Williams in the final

"My mum introduced me to meditation when I was very young, about 12...It's definitely showing through my matches where I am staying in the present moment a lot of the time"

Check out this great interview with Bianca about the importance of mental training for athletes.

Until next time, 

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