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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.
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 […]