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The glory of winning

in Blog, Psychology

There is a glory in winning that should be embraced by both the winner and the loser. When we lose we should congratulate our opponents and think about our own glories and what we did during the game, because although winning is important it’s not always a true measure of how your players have performed as a team. MORE

The 2% positive mindset

in Blog, Psychology

For a small minority of coaches embracing the unknown is something they like to do – it gives young players the added excitement of something new to test them and even though it is unchartered territory the rewards are much greater MORE

The social club

in Psychology, Team Management

I was in China last week and one thing I noticed was that everyone was on their mobile phone! It made me realize that sports clubs are one of the few remaining areas where kids get face to face contact and interaction with each other. MORE

Rainy match day

Preparing for the unexpected on match day

in Blog, Psychology

It is the most frustrating thing when you have prepared for a game and then the match gets cancelled. All that preparation and then in pops the email from the fixtures secretary that the pitch is frozen or waterlogged or the opposition have failed to get a team together. Last weekend it was the snow... MORE

Motivational talks

5 tips to motivate your players

in Psychology, Tips and advice

Young soccer players all want to play as well as they can, win matches and generally enjoy the 'beautiful game'. But that natural enthusiasm can be quickly knocked out of them if their coaches and parents don't understand and apply the basic principles of player motivation. MORE

A lesson from losing

Four lessons to learn from losing

in Blog, Psychology

How your team deals with defeat can have important repercussions on how they perform in the next match. Here are four ways to rediscover the winning formula and the reason losing can be a step forward MORE


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