3 PILLARS OF COACHING

The complete approach to coach, leader & player development. I believe there are three critical dimensions to coaching and leading at any level of sport; knowledge, leadership and mindset. The knowledge piece is about skills, drills, fitness, structure, formation and tactics. It focuses primarily on the skills development in a player and team. It is…… Continue reading 3 PILLARS OF COACHING

DADS AND SPORTS

Happy Father’s Day. Being a dad is an incredibly journey and being able to walk alongside your kids in sport is such a privilege. It’s a unique opportunity to build relationship, impart wisdom and have a lot of fun in the process. I had the privilege of coaching my son (pictured in U6 left and…… Continue reading DADS AND SPORTS

CHALLENGE v CRITICISM

Some coaches (and parents) directly or indirectly use guilt, harsh criticism and threats as a way to “motivate or inspire” their child or player to perform better. I still have nightmares about my son’s first game under a new coach in U14’s, where after the game the coach rated every player out of ten in…… Continue reading CHALLENGE v CRITICISM

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

3 STEPS TO SOCCER CONFIDENCE

Article by Dan Abrahams, from Dan Abrahams Soccer Academy, UK. website: http://www.danabrahams.com “Confidence takes constant nurturing. Like a bed, it must be remade every day.” So says the great soccer player Mia Hamm. I think she’s right. Confidence is an everyday thing. It’s an every week and an every month thing. I feel that many…… Continue reading 3 STEPS TO SOCCER CONFIDENCE

WHEN WILL WHAT WE KNOW CHANGE WHAT WE DO?

By John O’Sullivan from “Changing the Game Project”. “When will what we know change what we do?” This was a question posed on a call the other day with the Quality Coaching Collective, a first of its kind group of dynamic authors, speakers, researchers and coaches from across the globe that I am honored to…… Continue reading WHEN WILL WHAT WE KNOW CHANGE WHAT WE DO?

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