Authentic Leadership

Authentic Leadership By Sam Jarman- A coach asked me the other day, ‘In your opinion, what’s the most important attribute for a team captain, coach or leader? My answer was simple: ‘To be happy’. By his reaction, the response came as a surprise. I imagine...

The Problem With ‘Evidence – Based’ Coaching

The Problem with ‘Evidence – Based’ Coaching by Sam Jarman- Over the past 50 years, science has played a major role in the development of all major sports. From revolutionising the equipment used, to the improved understanding of physiology and nutrition, to the...

Are Your Values Valuable?

Are Your Values Valuable ? By Sam Jarman – Often when we are approached by a sports team, school or business, there are references to the ‘values’ that the organisation has decided are important for their people to embody or express. There is frustration from...

How Do You Know What You Know?

How Do You Know What You Know ?  By Sam Jarman – In recent years, as science has played a greater role in sports, a trend has developed to making coaching ‘evidence based’. While in theory, this seems like a good thing, it raises questions which many coaches,...

What Comes Next?

What Comes Next?  Article by Sam Jarman and Grayson Hart – For most professional athletes, time spent playing the game they love will be the shorter of their two careers. Consideration of what happens afterwards can be the source of worry and anxiety. These...

The Game of Life

The Game of Life.  Article by Grayson Hart –  Sport is a great analogy for this illusion we call life. We strive and compete for an outcome. We get fully immersed in the process. We love it. We hate it. We become overjoyed and depressed. But when all is said and...