Highly successful college athletes in the USA were questioned as to what was their worst memory of sport growing up.  The No. 1 response was ‘The Car Journey Home.’ Every week up and down the country the car journey home has now extended to the walk back to…

Let me be blunt and scream this from the rooftop: the best athletes PLAY sports. They don’t work them, they play them. When sport becomes more work than play, athletes struggle, they grind, and if they cannot get back to playing instead of working, they eventually drop out.…

With many sports facing issues over the behaviour of parents on the sidelines – what can we do to wrestle back control? One of the major positives of academy football in the UK is the relative silence in training and at matches where parental involvement is kept to…

Bright reflections playfully explore contemporary topics and aim to make you think. They are always teasing, sometimes provoking, but never judging.  With a flirt to sport… Wait, wouldn’t it be; think smart, train hard? Or even harder or smarter? You probably would know someone, that have been working with…

As I read through my social media feeds waiting for my morning coffee to be ready, I begin to wonder, have we lost the human element? In a generation that thrives on instant gratification, bling, and popularity for popularity’s sake, we can not forget the human element. I…

Here are eight things I wished I never did as a coach, and what I should have done instead: 1. I Focused on Outcomes (Instead of Learning): I was so competitive as a player, so naturally when I started coaching, that carried over. Results mattered. A lot! I judged…

The Invisible Barrier to Learning: Question Your Assumptions What if we—you, me, and the next guy—really understood how little we know. Oh, we might have some subject matter expertise. But that only counts for a small sliver of life. Yet I consistently find that people, either because of…

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