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School Yard to World Stage: lessons learned to maximise performance

  • CodeBase Edinbrurgh 38 Castle Terrace Edinburgh, Scotland, EH3 9DZ United Kingdom (map)

School Yard to World Stage: lessons learned to maximise performance from Coach Logic.

A Night with Mark Robertson, Ben Cairns and James Pillinger.

An exciting evening and learning opportunity that will explore the importance of creating the right environment in school, club and pro sport to maximise performance. Mark, Ben and James will share their experiences of how understanding individual responsibility, shaping the values and culture of an organisation, and athlete accountability can lead to great results on, and off, the sporting field.

Wednesday 8th November 2017 18:30 - 20:30
(Presentations 19:00-20:00 with Q&A following)

Hosted by Coach Logic at Codebase, 38 Castle Terrace, EH3 9DZ, Edinburgh.

Drinks and snacks will be served on arrival, and available throughout.


Mark Robertson: Olympic Silver Medallist

  • Mark was a key team member of the Scotland 7’s team that won their first World Series title at Twickenham in 2016. A title that was subsequently retained in 2017, which also saw the first Scottish team to beat New Zealand in 120 years.

  • A seemingly natural progression for a team making Quarter Finals; it was far from it. Just 2 years earlier this, largely, same group was just 1 defeat from losing their jobs.

  • Mark will give an honest account of the journey travelled from this point to being London 7’s champions, and highlights how important having individual accountability is, for a successful team.

Culture and Vision
Ben Cairns: Currie Chieftains Head Coach

  • As a former international and professional player with Scotland and Edinburgh, whose career was cut short by injury, Ben will give an honest account of the lessons he’s learned along the way, the importance of resilience and what he’s enjoyed most as he’s transitioned from player to coach.

  • Ben will also discuss how the journey of developing a shared culture and vision throughout the whole club, resulting in a complete re-branding, and how this has translated to improved on-field performanc.

James Pillinger: Fettes College Director of Sport

  • James has been at Fettes College for 8 years, and will share how his personal motivations in teaching and coaching help to facilitate long term individual growth by recognising his responsibility to provide an environment and promote mindsets, which result in improved team spirit and foster leadership skills.

  • Beyond the performance of the team, numerous students are given responsibility for operating remote cameras, completing match analysis or running a sports science project, James will offer examples of how sport impacts beyond the playing field by ensuring pupils can take an active role in learning.

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Earlier Event: November 8
PreWired [Edinburgh]
Later Event: November 9
CodeBase Pilates