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Episode 97 - Ric Charlesworth

August 4, 2018

 

My special guest is Dr Ric Charlesworth. Ric is a legend of Australian Hockey as both a player and coach. His career included 227 games as a player for Australia going to 4 Olympics and winning a silver medal. He would also captain his country. His illustrious coaching career included coaching both the men’s and women’s national teams. He led the women’s team to two Olympic gold medals in 1996 & 2000, World Cup’s in 1994 and 1998 and Champion’s Trophy wins in 93, 95, 99 and 99 with this period of time regarded as one of the most dominate teams in sporting history. Ric would also lead the men’s team successfully for a period of time. He was a multi-sport athlete having played and captained W.A in State Cricket while he was a Federal member of Parliament for 10 years and is a Doctor of Medicine.

 

 

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 WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS EPISODE

 

3:30 – Welcome Ric Charlesworth

4:33 – The love of Shakespeare

6:11 – Failure can happen

7:00 – Reflecting on losing

8:14 – Children and participation medals

9:20 – Finding balance and playing multiple sports

12:00 – Playing against the older girls in hockey

13:00 – Developing through playing with people better than you

14:00 – Specialising vs Multiple Sports

15:28 – His first job

17:15 – Applying skills from cricket and hockey into the other

20:00 – 1972 Olympic debut in Munich

22:50 – Preparing for an Olympics as a player vs a coach

24:30 – Coaching philosophies

28:30 – Lean vs Stacked coaching assistants

30:46 – Coaching prior to his Women’s national team appointment

32:45 – First thing to do when establishing himself in a new team

34:40 – Rotating players and building depth and competition

35:44 – Continuing to motivate a team that has achieved it all

37:50 – Captain’s Class

38:40 – The success of the Women’s team

41:20 – Leadership and the captain rotation

43:45 – Tweaking the leadership model for the Men’s team

44:57 – Player who stood out for leadership qualities he admires

46:10 – Mark Knowles

47:45 – Innovation and staying ahead of the game

 

 

FOLLOW RIC CHARLESWORTH

Online - www.riccharlesworth.com

 

 

 
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