Anniversary Post — The Teesra Turns Ten

Today marks an anniversary for The Teesra. The first recorded visit to a post on theteesra.wordpress.com was on 2nd May, 2010. The blog existed on a a different platform before this (and, indeed, the earliest posts on this site are dated from 2009), but stats on wordpress.com begin on 2nd May, 2010. An auspicious day …

Practice vs. Play; Freedom vs. Discipline

…it should be the aim of an ideally constructed education that the discipline be the voluntary issue of free choice, and that the freedom should gain an enrichment of possibility as the issue of discipline. Alfred North Whitehead, The Rhythmic Claims of Freedom and Discipline, 1922 Substitute “education” in this quotation with “coaching programme”. A …

Coaching Philosophy v2.01

Back in December 2018 I drafted a “coaching philosophy’ whilst working through the iCoachKids MOOC Developing Effective Environments for Children in Sport. My Coaching Philosophy v2.0 Better is always possible — you just might have to re-define your better! But if it isn’t fun, the participants won’t come back next week, and will never have the …