Welcome to 2019, I trust you have had a great Christmas and New Year. Lot’s of football action happening around the globe at the moment, which is always brilliant. The community football season in Sydney is about to get underway with trials, training, selections, organising, meetings, scheduling, purchasing, registering, allocating … etc. There really is…… Continue reading READY, SET … GO!
We generally want to protect our own kids from making mistakes, because we know it can be painful, or humiliating or disappointing. Yet what science teaches us is that it is the mistakes that develop people the most, particularly when they then work out how to rectify it themselves. It’s what I call “mistake momentum”,…… Continue reading MISTAKES MATTER
I think most of us would know that the main reason kids (and adults for that matter) play football is for the F factor, FUN FUN FUN. If they enjoy it, they will keep coming back for more. The level of enjoyment is also linked to how much effort they will put in, and how…… Continue reading THE F FACTOR
Extracted from John O’Sullivan’s blog: http://www.changingthegameproject.com She asked me “when do kids shift from having fun to being competitive in youth sports?” We get this question a lot, from parents of children 8-18. Our answer: They don’t! Fun and Competition are NOT mutually exclusive. Youth Sports should be both! How adults define fun is not how children…… Continue reading FUN V COMPETITION
In football, it is common to find yourself or your team under the pump, facing challenges and losing the plot, right in the middle of a game. With so much activity and noise distracting you, feeding your thoughts and competing for your attention, staying focused and confident is imperative. This is true for a coach,…… Continue reading FOCUS & CONFIDENCE
Hi there coaches We have just uploaded a stack of coaching skills and drills sessions that you can download depending on age group and skill you would like to focus on. Got to our Coach Resources page or click here ENJOY 🙂
One of my passions is helping coaches (& parents) focus on the person before the player. This can be a balancing act at times because we all want great results for our clubs, teams and players. The challenge is to ensure that our club and team culture is not driven by results, over relationships. This…… Continue reading PERSON V PLAYER