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In my previous feedback articles I spoke about giving and receiving feedback, both were “action articles”, however this article is more about some of the thinking The thinking ...
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In any sporting environment it is imperative that you are able to give feedback, the following piece gives you a quick hit list of how to give feedback. ...
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In any sporting environment it is imperative that you are able to take feedback. The following piece gives you a quick hit list of how to take feedback ...
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Embrace Challenges Encourage athletes to view tough times as opportunities for growth. Keep it Positive Focus on what athletes can control. A positive mindset helps them bounce back ...
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Skilful coach questioning can help players: -to take responsibility for their learning -to learn how to learn -to be more curious -to persist -to self-monitor -to develop critical ...
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Get your players to learn/buy into/participate and even contribute during training sessions.  The aim should be at the beginning of the season to have very clear moments, usually ...
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I am biased but I would really like my parents to understand… We CARE about your Child Even if your child is not in the right team or ...
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METHODS ARE DRIVEN BY YOUR BELIEFS AND ASSUMPTIONS ABOUT SKILL LEARNING Therefore, understanding how people learn and perform movement skills is the foundation to your coaching and should ...
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Mastering the Numbers Game in Football Ever marveled at how some teams weave through defenses effortlessly? It’s the magic of “Attacking Overloads” in the final third. Let’s unravel ...
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Telling children that they’re the best doesn’t build self-esteem. So how do you build self-esteem? Remember your worth is not defined by what you achieve or acquire. It’s ...
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Here are 8 quotes that shed some light on the legendary coach, Dean Smith. Exec Summary Leadership – develop followers Praise the right things Life and Death – ...
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Some coaching thoughts and advice… Culture As the coach, you are the leader. Lead by example. Culture is what you allow and what you emphasize. Play the long ...
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Accountability is the acceptance of responsibility for one’s own actions. It implies a willingness to be transparent, allowing others to observe and evaluate one’s performance. ________________ Holding yourself ...
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I am seeing more and more in my coaching the incidence of  children breaking down at the end or during the game or even when things do not ...
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Here are the 5 five things I look to do to develop the players in my teams/squads Build a Strong Team Culture: Create a team culture that values ...
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Definition DISCIPLINE is doing what has to be done, when it has to be done, and doing it that way all the time. Process Disciplined athletes are focused ...
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“A coach is someone who tells you what you don’t want to hear, who has you see what you don’t want to see, so you can be who ...
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Podcasts are a great way of learning whilst you can be doing some other mundane activity (driving, on the train – walking the dog?) If you are seriously ...
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 4 Habits That Kill Confidence Failure to Start This is the state when you constantly doubt yourself. You know what needs to be done, but don’t do it. ...
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Self-confidence is a game-changer for athletes. It’s that inner belief in our abilities that propels us to greatness. The question is how do you develop it? All the ...
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My values I coach to help develop players, to help them be the best they can be Everyone must have fun – but be “in the game” I ...
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Fantastic article on modern day coaching in sport. Let’s embrace a “Bazball” approach! Some takeaway messages that could be useful for coaches at any level… Embrace a culture ...
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Ever heard the phrase that “one bad apple can spoil the whole bunch.”? When you are developing a culture especially in a grass roots environment there are few ...
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Here is a TO-DO list for your Team Leaders – get it wrong and it can destroy a team  You MUST lead by example, if you cannot lead ...
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The core 8 Realities that All Head Coaches Face: It will consume you. Coaching is more than just a job – it’s a way of life. You’ll spend ...
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“Fear of Failure” holds many athletes back. How can athletes overcome this? Failure Does Not Exist Kobe Bryant said, “failure does not exist.” There is great power in ...
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Some phrases that team leaders can use to help hold their teammates ACCOUNTABLE. “That is not the way we do things here.” This is a simple yet powerful ...
Having a simple framework to ensure players are working toward a shared mental model can improve training sessions which in turn will elevate the quality of play. The ...
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We have a tendency to get too complicated when deciding how to achieve short term objectives – here are some ideas Break outcome objectives down into actions and ...
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Feedback can be very onerous for both parties so do it carefully – here are some ideas: Be empathic – identify with them and what they are feeling ...
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Probably one of the most important decisions you can make in your life is who you choose to surround yourself with choose those who will impact your success. ...
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INSPIRE THEM TO PLAY INDEPENDENTLY OF YOU PRIORITISE LEARNING RATHER THAN TEACHING ENGAGE THEM WITH THE VALUE OF WHAT THEY DO DESIGN PRACTICE THAT REFLECT THEIR DEVELOPMENT GROW ...
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As a Head coach you need to be able to do 4 key things to a high level to have a chance to succeed It’s not just putting ...
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There is 1 Question Every Coach Should ask their Team at the beginning of the season – this question then sets your player standards and non negotiables for ...
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Sustainable success is not about chasing short-term wins or external validation. It’s about cultivating a mindset and a practice that aligns with your values and purpose. Here are ...
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Match/team analysis involves observing and assessing a number of a teams game aspects: To include Formation Style of Play System of Play – movement patterns Stand out Players ...
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