It was back in December 2017 that I met the coaches from Old Wimbledonians RFC - Adam, Rich, Chris and Martin. I met them on their Level 2, all 3 are keen Dads who had given up their time to develop as coaches due to the kids moving from U8's towards U9's the following season. … Continue reading What a difference a year makes!
Much like my last blog had nothing to do with Star Wars (‘Attack of the Clones’), this post doesn’t have much to do with The Riddler (or Batman). But I liked the image of a cartoon character surrounded by question marks and I wanted to write about the different coaching strategies and methods that I … Continue reading ‘Speaking in Riddles’ – Are we asking too many questions? – By Jack Pattinson
So this is a joint blog this week. Jack and I have been talking a lot recently about 'how' we coach and more importantly 'how' we can improve. Well, we've some interesting thoughts and ideas to share with you in this blog. Please let us know your thoughts... Let's start with a GREAT VIDEO!!!!! https://youtu.be/eCOZMmRlBco What did you see? A … Continue reading Coach Challenge: “Make a player feel connected!” by Ty Sterry and Jack Pattinson
No! This post has nothing to do with Star Wars. Although, that would be quite cool… I have recently been inspired by a term I heard used by Russell Earnshaw (England u18s Coach) in which he described part of his coaching philosophy as refraining from developing “sat nav players”. What he went on to suggest was … Continue reading Attack of the Clones…? By Jack Pattinson
Here's the latest blog from Jack... Just a matter of semantics…? The title of this article doesn’t quite sit right with me. It was the response I was given when I challenged a fellow coach on giving more thought to the type of words we use when talking to players (and one another more generally). … Continue reading “Just a matter of semantics”
Delighted to share another blog from my colleague Jack Pattinson...... its been brilliant to watch Jacks development and 'transformation' over the last season. He is constantly challenging himself and his beliefs. I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I did It is a question I have been asking myself a lot lately. … Continue reading Why start with Why?? By Jack Pattinson
Delighted to publish a blog from one of my colleagues who is enjoying his current coaching journey........ Why are we afraid of ‘chaos’? It is a question I am always asking coaches and it is a challenge I faced when I started my coaching journey. For many of us, we spend lots of our (precious) … Continue reading Why are we afraid of “Chaos.” A blog by Jack Pattinson