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 …

Adaptive formats in cricket — good for…anything?

Clubs in England have been able to play cricket for nearly a month, now. It’s not cricket as we know it, perhaps, but recreational cricket is back [1]. T20 & 40 over, mostly, from what I have seen, but with multiple junior formats. Perhaps it is easy to forget, now, the trepidation around the dreaded …

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 …