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

Youth Training and Coaching

Youth training and coaching: six great tips of what to do and what not to do There are a few things I’ve learned about training and coaching athletes. One of those, is that the approach you have to the specific group … Continue reading

50 Things I Have Learnt as a Coach

50 things I have learnt as a Coach  Every year I add a few more things to my list. I’m now into my 22nd year of coaching, so here’s what I’ve learned along the way: 1. You can learn from … Continue reading

Does Anyone Really Know How to Produce Champions? Part II

Does Anyone Really Know How to Produce Champions? Part II As I mentioned in Part I of this blog, I strongly believe the coaches we need to be celebrating and rewarding are the ones that are finding ways to help … Continue reading

Does Anyone Really Know How to Produce a Champion? Part I

Does anyone really know how to produce a champion? Part I Did Erik Spoelstra suddenly become a worse basketball coach when Lebron James left the Miami Heat? Was Bill Belichick a bad coach when he got fired from the Cleveland Browns, … Continue reading