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What an Olympic champion can teach us about learning in ‘safety’

Here’s a quote from US Olympic swimming star Katie Ledecky’s coach, Bruce Gemmell – “We’ll try a drill that she’s horrible at – something where she’ll start off in the poorer…Read More

You never stop learning, even when you’re trying not to!

I’m just back from Christmas in New Zealand and the plan was to have some quality down time with family. However, as someone with a passion for sport, New Zealand…Read More

A ‘Must Read’ Book for Parents of Sporty Kids

Well I think it’s a ‘must read’ but then I did write it! I’m a parent of 3 sporty kids and over the last 20 years I’ve been studying what…Read More

It’s all about the plan……..

Here’s a great 2 minute video we created at the Scottish Institute of Sport to help young athletes focus their efforts on the areas that make the biggest difference to future…Read More

  • And what we do works....

    "Tony thank you for the mentoring support over the past six months, I can honestly say that the tasks set and the principles behind them are all tying together in my mind, I feel much more confident discussing the minefield of talent" - Trevor Christian
    Isle of Man Sports Institute
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    Coaches, Athletes and Parents found the workshop very thought provoking and it really opened their eyes to the importance of better understanding talent. It’s set the foundations for us to move our Club forward and implement crucial changes which will support our athletes.
    Biggar RFC
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    "Thanks for your contribution throughout the camp over the past few days, feedback has been extremely positive from coaches & swimmers" - Ally Whike Performance Director
    Scottish Swimming – Youth Development Camp
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    Tony's Understanding Talent presentation was a huge success at our conference. His talk focused on why he believes talent isn't something people are necessarily born with, but can be developed throughout a young person's life by the right coaching techniques.
    Snowsport UK – Snowsport England
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    "Thanks Stanger Pro, really interesting and insightful, pitched just perfectly! Athletes & parents found the sessions incredibly useful and it's great to see parents so receptive and interactive too - A huge success!"
    Active East Lothian
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    “Working with Stanger Pro has been hugely beneficial in the development of our talent system from grassroots to international level all underpinned by an evidence based principles. In a short period of time we've been able to make significant progress putting in place a foundation for further development. “ Kevin Pringle, Chief Executive
    Basketball Scotland
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    "Tony Stangers mental resilience motivational talk was excellent. I feel it would be beneficial for the players to receive this talk to aid their responsibility".
    Ulster Badminton
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    Stanger Pro's session was extremely well prepared and very much tapped into our key messages and both challenged and stimulated some new thinking and self-exploration - Mike Whittingham, Director of High Performance & SIS
    Scottish Institute of Sport
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    "The talk was great! I particularly valued Tony's ability to talk from the perspective of a parent as well as an 'expert'. His concrete examples of the kind of conversations that encourage learning from experience, be it in training or comps were very insightful!"
    Swim Parent
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    Tony led a training programme with six Regional Academy Managers to develop their talent philosophy. This two-day programme was extremely informative, challenging and critically led to practical interventions to enhance their talent systems
    Rugby Football Union
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    "Tony thank you for taking the time to present to us, it really was an inspirational and actionable presentation. Feedback from attendees has been incredibly positive, we all took a great deal from it indeed - lots of good food for thought!".
    Borders Tennis Academy
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    "A really interesting, engaging, thought provoking session which encouraged us to think about how we support the range of communities & individuals we work with to use good questions to help develop understanding to ultimately unlock everyone’s potential to succeed".
    Edinburgh Leisure

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