Expert advice for aspiring athletes from Brent Livermore

Posted on July 29, 2020 by

For Olympian hockey player turned coach, Brent Livermore is no stranger to success.

He won gold with the Kookaburras at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, and twice took the top honours with the team at the Commonwealth Games (2002 & 2006).

Now Head Coach of the men’s hockey squad at the NSW Institute of Sport, Brent Livermore has some advice for young athletes looking to progress.

“As an aspiring athlete you must employ a growth mindset.

“That means you’ll always be seeking feedback, searching for an edge, and striving to establish a clear plan with purposeful development focuses.

“With a growth mindset you will look for continual improvement and never settle for mediocrity – challenging yourself to be world’s best.”

“You’ll always be prepared to work hard, combining talent and awareness to understand what it takes to become an elite athlete with a purpose.”

“This will drive personal ownership, aspirations and accountability – critical behaviours and characteristics that must be developed.”


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