MISTAKES MATTER

We generally want to protect our own kids from making mistakes, because we know it can be painful, or humiliating or disappointing. Yet what science teaches us is that it is the mistakes that develop people the most, particularly when they then work out how to rectify it themselves. It’s what I call “mistake momentum”,…… Continue reading MISTAKES MATTER

FUN V COMPETITION

Extracted from John O’Sullivan’s blog: http://www.changingthegameproject.com She asked me “when do kids shift from having fun to being competitive in youth sports?” We get this question a lot, from parents of children 8-18. Our answer: They don’t! Fun and Competition are NOT mutually exclusive. Youth Sports should be both! How adults define fun is not how children…… Continue reading FUN V COMPETITION

FOCUS & CONFIDENCE

In football, it is common to find yourself or your team under the pump, facing challenges and losing the plot, right in the middle of a game. With so much activity and noise distracting you, feeding your thoughts and competing for your attention, staying focused and confident is imperative. This is true for a coach,…… Continue reading FOCUS & CONFIDENCE