Do you ever look at other people’s kids and say ‘I wish mine were like them’. Why is it that some kids just seem to be motivated, skilled and have the right attitude when mine are just lazy? If this is you, it doesn’t mean you love them any less, it’s just that you … More Unmotivated kids – 5 solutions.
The modern trend in sports is to focus on ‘participation’ rather than ‘competition’. Whilst this is well intentioned, it may be doing harm to our kids, especially our young girls. Participating in sport can teach you plenty of life lessons like discipline, teamwork, sportsmanship, health and resilience. However without the ‘competitive’ element, girls in particular … More Why girls need to compete.
We all want to give our kids the best things life has to offer. Unfortunately most of these things are bloody expensive. Fortunately though, one of the best things you can give your child, a healthy sense of self-confidence, is absolutely free Here’s 5 ways you can help build your kids confidence: Praise appropriately – … More 5 ways to boost your kids confidence.
In todays culture, building a sense of ‘team first’ can be a challenge because of the continual focus on individual success. People right from an early age are encouraged to be the star of the team because it is the stars that get the biggest rewards. Look at the attached picture and quote attributed to … More When being the best is not enough.
Simply trawl through an average day of social media posts and you’ll see how selfish we have become. We can’t eat a meal or wake up with a cough without feeling the need to tell the world about it. Employees are only concerned with what they can ‘get’ out of their job; whilst sporting coaches contend … More 5 ways to turn Selfish into Selfless
Mottos, mantras, visions and brands; every company or sporting team seems to have one these days. The truth is most aren’t worth the cheap frames they sit in. That is unless you are the Hawthorn Football Club. The Hawks turned a simple three-word motto into a powerful force that drove them to their third Premiership … More 3 words that drove the Hawks.
What’s she like as a leader? Can he coach? Do you have a good teacher? These are questions we ask all the time, yet rarely do we get a straight answer. It seems that assessing a person’s ability to lead, coach or teach can be difficult. However, there is an easy way to determine a leader’s … More Know Thy Impact – 4 steps to great leadership.
Avoiding adversity is making us, and our kids soft. It seems the modern way of handling adversity is to take the path of least resistance. If we hit a hurdle we run away or make rules so we never have to deal with unpleasantness. Actions like taking scoreboards away from kid’s sport so no one … More Resilience tips for adults and kids.
Whilst the winter sports season is coming to a close, for many the competition does not rest for long. Before you know it the ‘2016 trial’ process will begin and the pressure will build again. Let me share some coaching tips with you – that might just help you shine. For some player’s trialing comes … More Coaching Tips with Nathan Burke – How to succeed at sporting trials