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It surprises me how many major sporting clubs have no clear policy on recruiting their Head Coach / Sporting Director. For most the only thought seems to be previous and recent success. Playing philosophy, financial strategy, player development and, most importantly of all, the ability to inspire seem to be afterthoughts if they are considered […]
Opportunity is a theme I have begun to pick out of the language of truly inspirational coaches and Athletes lately. The idea of opportunity is a brilliant tactic to use to inspire when the odds seem formidable or you are experiencing a run of bad results. Combined with the impress Formula it creates bullet hard […]
There are very few jobs as pressurised as that of England Soccer Coach and it’s no surprise that pressure affects Roy Hodgson’s performance. Under duress he has a tendency to …
Andrew explains how using a subtle shift in language and approach can have a profound effect on your children’s confidence.
This post has been percolating around my head for a while. Prompted by a conversation I had a couple of weeks ago with an elite sports coach. During the conversation he mentioned how frustrated he remained over some results from last season, and this made me think about the emotion of ‘frustration’ and what effect […]
Louis van Gaal is a very direct man and his judgment is influenced solely by himself, he is not influenced by the opinions of others. So he may find it hard to accept that he has something to learn from Mark Hughes, Stoke manager. But he most definitely has.
In this fourth and final vBlog of our series with Stuart lancaster, he talks about how to absorb the pressure of set backs and come back on the front foot.
If not Punishment, then what? Andrew discusses how to handle your children’s ‘misdemeanours’ so they learn and develop, whilst your relationship with them deepens.
Germany may not have been the best team on paper in the World Cup. But Coach Joachim Low and his ability to build confidence and belief was their secret weapon. You could take any post match quote from him in this tournament to understand the source of the teams confidence. I’ve selected a few from […]
I have a few tips to help you motivate your children to knuckle down and graft, whether it’s music, whether it’s academic studies, or whether you’re harbouring hopes that your son will be the next Lionel Messi but he’s not taking training seriously.