Friday, December 1, 2023

Secret Coach: Say your piece, have argument, make decision – it’s working for me

This year, our columnist has adopted a new mindset when coaching

Nice to see you again. After a summer flying all over the globe and some well-earned relaxation and recuperation I’m back with all sorts of ideas, newly found knowledge, thoughts on the state of our beloved game and with a fully recharged mind and body.

It can’t be easy to be married to me, away for vast quantities of the year, bringing work home all the time, a romantic night on the couch frequently interrupted by texts/calls and injury updates and a summer vacation shared with Sportscode!

Coaching at this level is a 24/7/365 commitment and unfortunately balance is hard to find. I remember when I was younger, I’d be lying in bed with a laptop at 10:30 at night trying to make things better for my team. Balance didn’t exist and my partner spent most of the time living a separate life.

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