“People Make Glasgow” – first thoughts on the Commonwealth Games #Glasgow2014

I have just returned from a stint as a volunteer “clyde-sider” for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Much of my time was spent doling out travel and event information to visitors to the Games’ venues, and generally pointing people in the right direction. So having spent the fortnight working directly with lots of people, I …

More on coaching philosophy – getting better at getting better?

I was delighted to read recent a post from sports psychologist Dan Abrahams outlining exactly how all sportsmen (and their coaches) need to set out to “profile the next level” of performance. I have written previously about my coaching “philosophy” – slightly glib, perhaps, but I do believe that the aim of all coaching has to …

Thinking about thinking about cricket…

I attended my first ECB CA Conference in January. It would be unfair to single out any of the presenters for special mention – every session left me with enough ideas to keep me busy into the summer, and beyond – but I did especially enjoy the opening day, which I spent listening to Matthew Syed, …