In this episode, I explain how the reluctance to have honest conversations with young athletes is a major blockage to their development.
Sometimes we are fearful that we will affect their confidence and damage their self-esteem so we can offer false praise in an effort to avoid damaging them. However, while this might feel like it is the right thing...
This is a guest post from Darren Cheesman, an ex international hockey player who is now a full time Talent Coach and Talent Coach Developer. Darren has been chirping at me on Twitter to finally write the book that I have been threatening to write which has been useful motivation and work has started.
After my debut podcast with Jeremy Boone (aargh do I really talk like that!?) I got a question from a coach called Jeremy Taylor who is the Director of Rugby at Denstone College, a top rugby school in England. (Jamie has an excellent blog check it out here)
Listened to your podcast with Jeremy Boone this morning, really enjoyed it.