WHEN PLAN A ISN’T WORKING

It is finals time down here in Southern Sydney, and my team of over 45s are there this weekend. Exciting times, even for us older lads as we prepare ourselves for the weekend’s semi. I was sharing my tactical, team and structural wisdom (inspirational I know) with the team this week, which went a little…… Continue reading WHEN PLAN A ISN’T WORKING

THE FOUNDATION FOR GREAT TEAMS

BUILDING TRUST: The reality is there is no quality or characteristic that is as rare as trust among teams. Of all the things I have witnessed over the years, all the horrible stories of dysfunctional teams … this is fundamentally what’s missing … trust. Even looking back at the teams I have lead and been…… Continue reading THE FOUNDATION FOR GREAT TEAMS

THINKING MATTERS

By the time we are 17 we have heard, you can’t, you shouldn’t and you’re wrong, around 75,000 times. Ultimately our internal thoughts about ourselves are either limiting or empowering. They either help us, or they hinder us. Trap us or transform us. You get the picture. Our subconscious mind, which is about 96% of…… Continue reading THINKING MATTERS

IS MINDSET DEVELOPMENT JUST FOR THE ELITE

Many people believe that sports mindset or psychology is just for elite athletes and professionals. This belief limits coaches and players from becoming the best they can be at any level or grade of sport. Developing a healthy sports mindset empowers anyone to enjoy their sport more and achieve greater personal results. Every athlete, team…… Continue reading IS MINDSET DEVELOPMENT JUST FOR THE ELITE

A POSITIVE NEGATIVE QUESTION

This is the question I’d like you to ask your players (for coaches) or children (for parents). “What will you do if it’s not quite working out for you? If the opposition are playing really well or if you’re not quite finding your best form?” What you are doing is giving your players a better opportunity…… Continue reading A POSITIVE NEGATIVE QUESTION

THE WAY OF CHAMPIONS

This is one of the best podcasts around for coaches and leaders of sport. Each week The Way of Champions Podcast will connect you with the top minds in sports, coaching, leadership, and building championship programs so you can take your athletes and teams to the next level. Definitely worth checking out if you love a…… Continue reading THE WAY OF CHAMPIONS

PART #2 – RESPECT

PART TWO: Building Respect:  1/ set clear expectations – when expectations are not communicated, clarified and agreed upon, it leaves everyone frustrated, disappointed and even angry. Communicate what you expect at training and on game day, and never assume, “they should just know”. Lead them. When your expectations of them, and visa versa, are communicated,…… Continue reading PART #2 – RESPECT