Principles for Coaches, Managers and Leaders


As anyone who has coached will tell you, it’s the next best thing to playing.

However, if anything the highs and lows can feel even more extreme.

You have ‘skin in the game’ but once the players are on the field, very little power to affect the outcome

Most coaches will readily admit that the technical and tactical parts of the job are the easy part of the job.

The most challenging part is relationships with players, supporters and other people arond the team.

Man (or woman) management as it is sometimes called.

How much easier would it be for you as a coach if you had a rock solid set of principles on which to base your interactions and decisions?

How much more straightforward would it be if you understood why a player was playing the way they were, or were able to explain your exact reasons for a selection decision rather than just having to tell a player you were ‘going with your hunch’ or ‘following your gut instinct’ ?

When you understand the principles which underpin the way all of our minds really work, two things happen. 

Firstly you stop second guessing yourself.

Secondly you stop worrying about what other people are thinking and feeling, and wondering why they do what they do.

Most coaches have a lot on their mind a lot of the time.

If you would like to learn more about how you can let some of that thinking go, please have a look at the Latest Articles.


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