Footballers have doubts also!

Recently, I met up with a football coach to discuss how he could use a performer-centred coaching approach with his junior team. During the meeting we discussed our playing and coaching experiences and he told me about a problem that he had developed with heading the ball. After missing a few headers in a . . . → Read More: Footballers have doubts also!

Stuck for Something to Say? – How about asking?

A couple of weeks ago, I was assessing a level 2 UKCC qualification in tennis and I noticed a trainee coach struggling for something to say to one of his pupils during his on-court assessment.  He had set up a drill which involved the players hitting cross court for depth, and he had explained . . . → Read More: Stuck for Something to Say? – How about asking?

The Skills of Child-Centred Coaching are Transferable!

The skills of child-centred coaching are transferable to any area of a child’s life. You might initially learn them to help your child develop more confidence in football, and then go on to discover how you might apply to help your child learn to read and write, play a musical instrument or solve a . . . → Read More: The Skills of Child-Centred Coaching are Transferable!

Creating the Right Environment!

What kind of learning environment do children need to maximise their potential and build self belief?

About 9 years ago, I was trying to help my son aged 7 years to play tennis. As a coach and a player, I desperately wanted him to play well and I thought that I could help him . . . → Read More: Creating the Right Environment!