Episodes
Dave Nosworthy has been involved in cricket all of his life.  He has played and been involved in the game from the schoolboy level right on into the professional and international game. He has played, coached, administered, managed, and also commentated all around the world. In this convo, we explore ideas around young coaches discovering where they fit, the changing cricket landscape and more.   Official supporters of the podcast  www.knightssports.co.za   How can you support the...
Published 11/24/22
Published 11/17/22
Theo Bezuidenhout specialises in sports and performance psychology.  He has more than 15 years of experience working in the sporting industry across numerous sporting codes.   Official supporters of the podcast  www.knightssports.co.za   How can you support the podcast? Feel free to support the podcast in any of the following ways… By sharing this episode with others. By sharing this episode on social media.  By leaving a review on the platform you are listening in on. By visiting...
Published 11/17/22
James Pamment is a specialist fielding coach who has worked with Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League and coached teams like Northern Districts, and New Zealand U19 to the World Cup.   Official supporters of the podcast  www.knightssports.co.za   How can you support the podcast? Feel free to support the podcast in any of the following ways… By sharing this episode with others. By sharing this episode on social media.  By leaving a review on the platform you are listening in on. By...
Published 10/25/22
JP Duminy is a former South African cricketer and current coach of the Paarl Rocks a provincial cricket team in the South African First Class system. JP and I explore coaching in this convo with his views as a former player and now a new coach… Sprinkled with a little of what works, what doesn’t and some useful tips for any coach out there.   Official supporters of the podcast  www.knightssports.co.za   How can you support the podcast? Feel free to support the podcast in any of the...
Published 09/13/22
Richard Pybus 3 x World Cup Winning Performance Director. Leadership, Executive and Performance Coach A one-of-a-kind coach and performance director, widely respected for exceptional achievement over more than three decades of operating at the highest level of professional sport. Richard is a multiple championship-winning coach and world cup-winning performance director, he is highly regarded for leadership, team building and strategy. His consulting firm Optimal Performance applies the...
Published 08/25/22
Dean Russ is the High-Performance Manager at Cricket Victoria. Dean Russ is an Australian former first-class cricketer for the Victoria state cricket team. A left-hand opening batsman, Russ made his Sheffield Shield debut at the age of 28 during the 2013-14 season and played two Sheffield Shield matches for Victoria in 2014. He captained Footscray-Edgewater to the Melbourne premier cricket title.  In November 2018 Russ became the club’s leading first XI run scorer. In September 2017 Russ was...
Published 08/18/22
Cody Royle is the Coach of Head Coaches, and what a great convo this was. Cody is also the author of two books… ‘The Tough Stuff’ a book about head coaches and their individual behaviour. ‘Where Others Won’t’ a book about creating competitive advantage out of your people.   We explore: The change in the role of the Head Coach as the world of sport expanded rapidly. Mistakes we make as coaches. Why do teams do the things they do? Coach’s intuition in reading their team.   Supporters of...
Published 08/11/22
In this convo I have the privilege of being joined by Mandla Mashimbyi. He is the current Titans Head Coach and in the past year has toured the West Indies and Sri Lanka as an assistant coach to the South African National Cricket Team.   I love the openness with which Mandla shares his ideas on coaching.   We explore, players being internally driven, cricketers being secure and able in what they do, and how helping others in your team benefits you… and as always way more.   I want to...
Published 08/05/22
Habib Noorbhai is an Associate Professor (Health & Sports Science) and Director of Biomedical Engineering and Healthcare Technology (BEAHT) Research Centre at the University of Johannesburg.   He is a forward-thinking and innovative leader with a passion for empowering people with the tools needed to succeed.   For the past decade, he has been teaching, publishing, and supervising students in a variety of areas, including sports science, public health, and wellness. His research...
Published 07/28/22
Dr John Brenton has the unique skill set of being an elite player, coach and researcher/scientist, acquired over 4 decades of involvement with sport, in particular cricket.   In this convo, John and I explore coaching and why focusing on the visual system’s development plays a big part in the success athletes can achieve of fast-moving ball sports.   Just a quick reminder if you find any value when listening to the podcast… feel free to support the podcast in any of the following 3...
Published 05/26/22
Jeff Lunsky is one of the best S & C coaches in South Africa.  He worked for more than 20 years in elite sports with some of South Africa’s best athletes in cricket, squash and soccer. I normally share some things my guest and I speak about here in the intro… however during this convo, Jeff and I cover so much ground and there is just too much to say, so it is best for you to simply just listen in. Also… I am often asked why the podcast?  Well, it is my way of sharing the great...
Published 05/19/22
Donovan Miller has over 15 years of experience in coaching from grassroots to international level. This is evident in the work he does with schools, community academies, and coaching  T20 franchise teams around the world. In particular:  As the Head Coach at Jamaica Tallawahs,  Jozi Stars and Vancouver Knights. In 2019 he assisted with England’s World Cup and Ashes squad preparations. During this convo Donovan and I chat about team environments, working with superstars and younger players...
Published 05/12/22
Allistair is the author of multiple best selling books including Champion Minded and7 Keys to Being a Great Coach.  As a consultant, author and keynote speaker, Allistair has extensively travelled the world sharing his insights and experience with some of the top leaders, performers, teams, and organizations. These include Olympic Gold Medalists, Grand Slam Champions, Fortune 500 companies, NCAA Colleges, and Professional sports teams. In this convo, Allistair and I explore topics on...
Published 05/05/22
John Buchanan was the coach of arguably the greatest cricket team ever. He took over as the head coach of the Australian men’s cricket team after they had won the 1999 world cup and set about making them a team that dominated world cricket for the next 8 years. With two more world cup wins in 2003 and 2007 along with test series wins all around the world as well as becoming the first team to score over 400 in a 50 ODI, not to mention all the legends of Aussie cricket that were part of the...
Published 11/23/21
Roelof van der Merwe is a professional cricketer who has represented South Africa in 15 ODI and 46 T20’s at International Level. A left-handed spinner that can also bat as his highest first-class score of 205* and 165* in list A cricket shows. Having started his career with the Titans in South Africa, he has also played for RCB, Brisbane Heat, London Spirit in the Hundred, Netherlands his new international home team and Somerset CCC in the UK where he currently plays. During this convo,...
Published 11/11/21
Robin Pullen overcame pain and struggle after a boat accident to not only run again but to learn about mindset and how that affects our lives. Hear about how a moment of frustration led to him making a life-changing decision. Now he coaches people to get activated and mindSHIFT to get what they want. Personally, I loved every part of this conversation as we dance around the ideas of meaning-making, thoughts, emotions and behaviour. A couple of quick reminders… Just a quick shout out...
Published 11/02/21
Keith Ingram a former professional cricketer who played for Gauteng and KZN B  is on a mission to ensure that other cricketers do not experience the same as he did. See, his playing career was cut short due to a severe back injury and this primarily happened due to bowling with poor technique. So now as a CSA Level 3 coach he specializes in coaching young and old to better fundamentals so that they can play the game knowing their chances of injury is reduced. A couple of quick...
Published 10/29/21
I am sure you have heard me say this before… my guests blow my mind. And so having the privilege to convo with Nathan Hauritz a former Australian cricketer who represented his country at Test, ODi and T20, is simply awesome. This conversation leads off with how injury curtailed his career, to what is what like growing up as a youngster in Australia,to the rolehis parents played, working on the things that make you better to how he now giving back through his own academy. A couple of...
Published 10/04/21
Lena Gray is a coach on a mission to make a difference in people's lives. We met for the first time in 2015 when I attended a coach training she presented in South Africa. We explore during this conversation coaching through her eyes from having full-on love for people to be in service of them. To some coaching theory, to how we create emotions and as always this convo is packed with numerous other insights. Just two quick things I want to remind you of… First, my Mental Performance...
Published 09/10/21
I am so excited to introduce to you my 50th guest on the podcast. Mike Cooper is a high performance coach who works with the structure of human experience and performance. In this convo we delve into topics around coaching like I have not yet done with other guests, so I will leave them as a bit of a surprise. Mike is also the person who 12 years ago introduced me to Meta Coaching, the coaching methodology I use in my capacity as a mental performance coach. So to me it is also very...
Published 08/09/21
Ben Pegna, is a former England 7’s rugby player who also represented Saracens. His coaching experience includes being the assistant coach at Wasps, and the Academy coach at London Scottish, as well as a performance analyst for both England rugby and the RFU, and acting as a consultant to the WRU, Melbourne Rebels, and Bulls. During this convo we explore learning environments, high performance environments, coaching and a wide range of little gems all through the convo. I often get asked...
Published 07/16/21
Brett Tromp is a husband, father and without him even knowing it a mentor to me… This podcast episode has been a long time coming… literally 10 odd years.  See I had the pleasure of coaching Brett’s twin boys since they were 7 years old, and this is now a long time ago. This convo is full of gems… from sharing on how after failing initially he became a leading CFO, to doubting our doubts, on not placing our identity in stuff or things and on leaving your mark as a coach.  Plus a heck of a...
Published 07/12/21
Matt White is not only a coaching colleague, but also an athlete, speaker and author. When I did the edit on this podcast all I could think of was… wow… This convo is filled with so much value… I mean… the way Matt shares openly on his own journey is insightful as well as inspiring to know that as coaches we can not only do to others, but apply to ourselves too. Join me and Matt as we talk about amounts other things… Parenting an athlete. How as coaches we hold our athletes back...
Published 07/09/21
Justin Bodill is my first guest that is from both the corporate and sports worlds…  As a Learning and Development Programme Manager (Talent) at Mr Price Group and a Mental Conditioning and Culture Coach at Northwood HS Justin comes with a vast array of knowledge and experience… And so I wanted to convo with him in particular on two areas of interest I have, that he specialises in…  that is leadership and team culture. I just want to remind you… If you want to support The Coaching Convo...
Published 07/05/21