Despite having worked with GAME models in my coaching practice now for the last 3/4 years, prior to this season just gone (21/22) I have rarely been able to implement my GAME model ‘In-full“. I use the term ‘in-full’ to describe using the GAME model within the planning, delivery and analysis stages of football practice, […]
In my monthly blog, I discuss topics ranging from what I am currently doing in my own coaching to reviewing different subjects that are explored in academic literature within sport’s coaching, as well as my own personal beliefs!
Another month, another blog post….. I had initially typed up this post back in October as a coping mechanism – a way of dealing with my departure from my last position in senior football. I don’t hide my emotions and say I was incredibly angry with how my departure was received at the time, I […]
It’s been a year since my last blog post, can you believe it! Only seems like yesterday I was writing up my last post giving a run through off game models. But my break was purposeful, I decided to take a bit of time out from writing and podcasting to focus on my coaching practice, […]
Game models, Playing models, Performance models, these terms have dominated the football & sports coaching world over the last couple of years. Every coach at the minute seems to have one, every coach seems to want one. But what actually are they? What is their purpose? “The GAME model is the overarching, planned, tactical/strategic approach […]
Contextualising your practice – meeting the needs & expectations of the stakeholders in your context
For once! I’m ahead, thanks to lockdown 3 in England. Given me a lot of time to get on with the masters studies and get ahead! Something I don’t think I have ever done as a student! Anyway! with the bit of spare time gives me the chance to write another blog! I thought long […]
Philosophies & Beliefs, every sports coach has them, or will develop them at some point in their career. Its often one of the first things we are told, to start working towards or developing our own philosophies and beliefs from our knowledge and practice experience. The ‘importance’ of holding a philosophy has often been discussed […]
You’re considering studying for a masters degree, Very exciting! So what should you expect? It’s a fantastic question, and probably one I’m in a great position to answer as a final year MSc Sports Coaching student. The question itself is quite broad, so let me break it down into 5 questions that I think every […]
Technical Coaching – Should coaches follow a technical model/ framework/ guidelines when teaching sports-specific skills in skill acquisition?
It’s that time again! bit later in the month this time, busy busy busy at the minute with the masters, the management role at Centralians and the podcast, but finally have had an hour or two spare to write up some of my latest thoughts. So, anyone that knows me as a coach knows that […]
Creating your game model – a step by step guide to create your own mental & performance model in your sport
So, the latest in my series of blogs concerns a topic that seems to be very trendy with coaches over social media at the moment, the ‘Game Model’. Since being introduced to what a game model is and creating my own, this model is quite simply something I cannot live without in coaching! My game […]
Its that time of the month again where I have a spare couple of hours from my busy schedule to share a couple of thoughts from my recent readings and university work. This month, I share some of my recent research and understandings of ‘The Coaches Decision Making Process’, that I recently explored in the […]
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