Where the Real Reward and Payback Is in Coaching

I often get asked from coaches and trainers about how they can get into working with professional athletes in sport. A lot of coaches seem to regard working with professional athletes or teams as the highest level and pinnacle in … Continue reading

Mirror Reflections

I really felt it was high time to write this piece. Maybe it’s because, as coaches we might sometimes find it a bit personal or difficult to tell a parent. I mean it would be pretty forward, but sometimes honest … Continue reading

Participation Trophies for Kids in Sport

Participation trophies for kids in sport. Why ‘pitching up’ doesn’t deserve an award A few months back, I read a piece that had been tweeted by a professional athlete and father, James Harrison of the NFL Pittsburgh Steelers. It was … Continue reading

During Pressure Situations Your Habits Will Be Exposed

During pressure situations your habits will be exposed. Skills learned in non-pressure situations will not necessarily transfer to pressure situations. One thing I’ve come to realize observing sports programs around the world is that a lot of athletes spend relatively … Continue reading

Developing Sports Kid

Youth Development: My Five Key Guidelines when it comes to developing sports kid: I believe that the single biggest mistake made in kids coaching and the developing of a young athlete is that the fundamentals are not taught well enough and … Continue reading