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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.
This last week has thrown up a good example of the type of thinking that separates champions from other very good players. The lesson is about staying in the moment. Allowing our minds to get trapped in the past or focus on the future leads to defeat.
There seems to be a tendency for Sports Psychologist to become big personalities. They have to be good to get to this stage and I congratulate them for this. But I’m not a supporter of the tendency for an outsider to enter the team environment and to disrupt natural squad interactions. There are good reasons […]
The Louis Suarez biting controversy has again presented Liverpool FC with a challenge. How do they respond when their player has been found guilty of another serious offence? I’m clear in my mind that this is not really about Luis Suarez. There is something much bigger at stake here. This is all about what the […]
In the third in our series of vBlogs from our interview with Stuart Lancaster, we ask how the work he has done on Identity, culture and purpose helps the players perform under pressure. We asked him to explain his belief, “The Shirt Absorbs The Pressure”
Here is our template developed from the impress model to help coaches deal with defeat. Of course this template works just as well for leaders in we suckbusiness and parents. After all no one is immune from pressure, set backs and disappointments and the need to inspire and build confidence in these situations is shared […]
I am a massive fan of Steven Gerrard, I love everything about this talented, competitive, winner. But his motivational style going into todays must win World Cup Game against Uruguay needs to change. This game will come down to who handles the pressure best. Pressure will be the 12th man on the pitch and handling […]
vBlog: Stuart Lancaster describes how and why Identity and Culture motivate his players and generate a bigger commitment from them. He talks about how he defines the Art of Good Coaching. More [...]
It’s a fact that whatever sport you are in and at whatever level you play, there are times you have to beat teams who are better than you or at least, with the run of the ball have the beating of you. In this post we talk about how to handle this psychologically and reference […]