Moral injury, moral resilience, and the consequences of expectation

There have been several recent allegations of abusive coaching behaviours in British Olympic and Paralympic sports. Not in any way to condone what has been reported recently, but I find it difficult to believe the coaches involved are (or started out as) the bullies and abusers they are now revealed (alleged) to be. Or that […]

From a “holistic approach to talent development” to suggestions for grassroots coaching

I was very taken by this infographic from Alex Lascu, and the thinking behind it. It captures so much of what I believe is good about current coaching practice, but also sets a high standard for “talent pathway” coaches to aspire to. There was some discussion on Twitter of the applicability of the advice to […]

Culture — from the professional game to the U9s

Last week, I sat in on a webinar, organised by Essex Cricket in the Community (ECiC), that featured a talk from Anthony McGrath, Head Coach of the 2019 County Championship and T20 Blast Double Winners. I was fascinated to hear about the culture that “Mags” is creating in the 1st XI Squad at Chelmsford and, […]