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
I just read a great article by John O’Sullivan entitled, “Is Your Child’s Youth Sports Experience Transactional or Transformational?” (see: http://changingthegameproject.com/blog/) The article got me thinking about the culture and intent of BBFC, and the challenge of continuing to create the “transformational” experience for all out players and their families. John states: “I was recently reading…… Continue reading TRANSACT or TRANSFORM
Emotionalism—ups and downs in moods, displays of temper-ament—is almost always counterproductive, and at times disastrous. I came to understand that if my own behaviour was filled with emotionalism, I was sanctioning it for others. As the leader, my behaviour set the bounds of acceptability. And letting emotions spill over onto the court was simply unacceptable.…… Continue reading RAPPORT & RESPECT
Intentions are how we commit to showing up to training, to game day, to the team, to yourself and to your supporters Goals focus on a fixed outcome in the future, while intentions focus on the present and provide the guide to living mindfully moment-to-moment. Goals are an effort to achieve a set of results in the future, which…… Continue reading HOW DO YOU SHOW UP?
One of things I am seeing a lot in my journey of helping create transformation in people’s journey is the connection of failure to who they are as a person. Our view of failure is often instilled in us as kids, when we fail to achieve, win, score a goal, get a high mark or…… Continue reading Failure V Feedback
It was a great session with a brilliant bunch of keen coaches and parents yesterday at the “Developing Champion Kids” session. It’s not too late to register for this Tuesday night’s session, “using your mind to get best the results in sport”. A session aimed at 12-16 year old young people, looking at the 9…… Continue reading Developing Champion Kids
An exert from a great article at: http://changingthegameproject.com/developing-warriors-not-winners-path-excellence/ We have lost sight of true development. We have redefined success in a very poor way. As a result, we are so fixed on outcomes that we have a generation of “empty winners” when what we need is a generation of “tenacious warriors.” Let me explain the difference…… Continue reading Warriors or Winners