thinkTASC Director Paul Mackinnon tells young rising sports talent what it takes to be an elite athlete at Mary Peters Trust Awards Event.
What does it take to be an elite athlete?
Paul told event attendees that “talent alone is not enough and performance foundations, such as coachability, motivation, dedication and resilience, are the key to reaching and sustaining success”. He went on to say that “It’s imperative to have the right support team behind you and if you work with the right people in the right environment at the right time you are more likely to succeed in your sporting discipline.”
The young athletes who attended the event were inspired and motivated by the presentation and the theme of ‘Talent Is Never Enough’ which focused on what it takes to become a high performing athlete. It is based on a set of 11 characteristics that are common amongst elite performers in global sport.
thinkTASC's Paul Mackinnon writes for Ulster Business Magazine.
thinkTASC Director Paul Mackinnon highlights how Northern Ireland business can learn from the All Blacks in an article published in the November edition of Ulster Business. The full article can be accessed by clicking on the 'read more' icon below.
Watch the thinkTASC Rugby Forum Highlights Videos Here.
Interested in finding out a bit more about our recent successful Rugby Forum? We've developed some video edits which provide an insight into what some of our key speakers said at the forum. You can hear about what strategies Mark Anscombe, Tom Frawley, Tommy Bowe, Bryn Cunningham and Paul Mackinnon deploy in order maximise performance in their professional disciplines. The videos can be accessed by clicking on the 'read more' icon below.
Ulster Rugby’s Mark Anscombe and Tommy Bowe share their strategies for maximising performance at thinkTASC’s Rugby Forum.
Ulster Head Coach Mark Anscombe and international rugby star Tommy Bowe gave their insights into how business people can learn from sport and get the most from their teams at thinkTASC’s rugby forum event which was held at the University of Ulster on Wednesday 3rd October.
thinkTASC undertake review of IRFU Provincial Academies High Performance Player Development System.
thinkTASC’s Director, Paul Mackinnon was invited by the IRFU to review academies in the provinces of Ulster, Munster, Leinster and Connacht. The aim was to take a detailed look at the existing high performance player development systems in each of the provinces and assess what is working well, what areas could be improved and deliver recommendations on how each provincial academy should move forward in the future.