Coaches Please Shut Up And Listen!

Coaching seems to breed a sense of arrogance that many a coach may not even realise exists; an arrogance that comes about as a result of an engrained dogma of superiority whereby the person in charge believes he possesses the necessary answers or direction to help those under him succeed. This superimposed superiority hinders more than it helps, stagnates or … Read More

Do you know WHY you do WHAT you do?

Ask yourself that question right now. Can you answer it easily? Does it make complete sense to you? Could you explain it to anyone at the drop of a hat? If you can answer that question with clarity of thought you know WHY you do WHAT you do and everything you do comes back to your ideals. If you could … Read More

The most inspiring moment of my coaching career

It’s done. I am now at the end of an epic European tour that I have wanted to do since the middle of this year. It did not come about easily and took many sacrifices, but I can only describe this tour as one of the best decisions I have ever taken to advance myself both personally and as a … Read More

Searching for Imagination… ERROR… Imagination Not Found

“So you’re saying I can invent something?” Yes, there are no rules only what works and what does not, “But hasn’t everything been invented already?” No I don’t believe so; I believe anyone can change the game in some way. “So why don’t more people invent something new then?” Good question… The above conversation was with an 8yr old, but has been … Read More

Let ’em play! Experiencing the player centred approach

I learnt more than I thought I would today after coaching a group of 8yr olds. For the first time I thought I would try something that I have read about, that I believe is the best way to coach, but have yet to fully use it in action. I have used it in small ways, confident it works, but … Read More