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Five super useful posts from our blog to help you become inspirational in your coaching and leadership
In a bid to adapt modern methods, too many sports teams are becoming overly scientific. In doing so they smother, hope, the catalyst which enables athletes to thrill, to excel, be creative, defy the odds and achieve the unexpected.
England lost the second Ashes test 2015 before a ball was bowled. Read here the psychological mistake that burst England’s confidence and may have handed the series to Australia…
Is England’s loss in Ireland on Sunday confirmation of emerging flaw. When expectations and their self belief are lower, they seem to play better. When they are confident they seem to get overexcited and make too many errors.
Birmingham Evening Mail reporter @matkendrick writes that new Aston Villa boss, Tim Sherwood, is considering recruiting a sports mind coach to help boost the confidence of his team. As regular readers know, I always say the most important ‘shrink’ in any team is the manager.
England’s comprehensive and important win against Wales last Friday night is as much a victory for the culture of humility Stuart Lancaster has established for his team than it was for tactics or technique.
I love boxing. Always have. As a 13 year old I could reel off the dates, locations and stories behind all of all the great heavyweight fights going back to James Jeffries, Bob Fitzsimmons and Co. As a 15 year old I’d ‘borrow’ and extension cable from the cleaners at my boarding school and sneak […]
After what appeared to be a promising pre-season for Louis Van Gaal and Man United, things have taken a turn for worse in the first part of the season. And along with the poor run of results LVG’s choice of language seemed to be undermining the cause. So much so that Mark Sheasby, founder of […]
I was struck by the very different language adopted by two premiership coaches in the last couple of days. First Dai Young, head coach at Wasps, was talking about the club’s impending move to Coventry and the financial bonus that’s going to give him to strengthen his squad. All good stuff, you might think, except […]
Every team or athlete loses from time to time and it’s how you deal with defeat that sets you apart as a coach. Anybody can be positive when things are going well. Its under pressure that the best stand out from the rest. Here are our tips for doing just that …