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
How you respond to challenges, setbacks, and criticism is your choice. It also determines the character you will develop, on and off the field. Dr. Carol Dweck’s writing and research in the area of mindsets is brilliant, and I have been teaching her material to young people with great results. In its simplest form we…… Continue reading Mindset of a Champion
Why kids play sports. (an exert from Changing the game blog – see resources page) Do they play sports because they get to go to tournaments, or because of the promise of a trophy for participation? Do they play to get a scholarship? Are these the things that motivate them to use up so much…… Continue reading Why Kids play Sport