Are you changing, evolving and developing as a coach and leader? Neurosurgeons say if they practiced the way they did 18 months ago, they’d be sued for malpractice. Heart surgeons believe if they practiced the way they did 5 years ago, they’d be sued for malpractice. Yet, in youth sport coaching, how many of us…… Continue reading DON’T GET SUED
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
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
Team attitude impacts team performance in many ways. You can see it, feel it, sense it and watch it unfold throughout the game. A few mistakes, a bad call, a below average pass, a missed opportunity, a fluffed goal or a silly foul, and before you know it the attitude has begun to impact the…… Continue reading ATTITUDE & PERFORMANCE
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
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
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?