What every Coach should know about Influencing and Persuading
“You can have the best sessions in the world – they’re worth nothing unless you can communicate.”
This presentation was given to the FA UEFA Pro Licence during the lockdown of 2020. It looks at our experience of effective communication. I talk about being more effective as an influencer in one to one, group and team situations; better team talks and player meetings; getting players to contribute more and creating a trusting environment
What every Coach should know about Learning
“Teams don’t learn. Individuals within the team learn. Development is a personal process even within the team environment.” Johann Cruyff
This presentation was given to the FA UEFA Pro Licence during the lockdown of 2020. It looks at how players learn – on and off the grass – and what coaches should do to facilitate the learning process. it offers principles and some practical tips.
Football League Presentation on developing creativity.
This presentation was part of CPD offered by the Football League to development coaches and those who worked in the Youth phase. It took place at Sheffield Wednesday and was wrapped around by information for the various category clubs on EPPP. This made my job easier! Football League Conference 2014
UEFA Pro Leadership Styles and Challenges
Module One of the FA UEFA Professional Licence focuses on Leadership and Management of Self and Others. We ask participants to come having interviewed a successful manager and we use these slides to prompt discussion about style of leadership. UEFA Pro Licence 2015 Module One Leadership Styles cards
Sport and Recreation Alliance keynote
The Sport and Recreation Alliance is an umbrella organisation which represents a very diverse membership: caravanning to boxing, clay pigeon shooting to yachting. It is a membership group which is very effective at lobbying. I shared a platform with John Timpson, a very impressive businessman who helps disadvantaged groups find employment in his shops. I was talking about developing staff by ‘’loving the one you’re with…’
Sport and Recreation Alliance workshop
This workshop took some of the theory from the keynote into practice. Not easy getting dressage to sit next to the parkour lot and find common ground! SRA Workshop
The Referee Assessors assess referees: simples! I was speaking at their annual Heathrow Conference about giving post-match feedback. In preparation I shadowed an assessor before, during and after a game. As it happened it was a big game where promotion would be decided into the Football League. He was very good and helped me a lot. One of the resources I used were these Referee Assessors Situation Cards