A coach needs both “Rapport and Respect” to build great culture, team spirit and effective development for their team. Some coaches naturally build rapport, being well liked by their team, because they are fun, a friend and just one of the gang. Without also building respect, issues of discipline, commitment and unspoken expectations can create…… Continue reading PART #1 RAPPORT


Dealing with your Soccer Emotions…Quickly!! A pressure game – anxiety! A mistake made – frustration! A poor refereeing decision – anger! A goal against – despondency!Soccer is an emotional game. Every match is packed full with incident – moments of action that cause your brain and nervous system to drive energy through your body. Energy…… Continue reading SOCCER EMOTION


I was listening to a podcast today from Dan Abraham, who is an EPL (English premiere league) mental skills expert, entitled “inside the mind of a champion”. Currently Dan is working in many different sporting contexts including Derby County FC, with professional football players and pro golfers. He spoke about many aspects of coaching teams…… Continue reading THE 4 C’s OF COACHING