The need for individual analysis coaching within team sports

Individual skill assessment and analysis is often overlooked in team sports. There are numerous reasons behind this; higher athlete to coach ratio, more focus on working as a team, setting up plays, dealing with team chemistry, and the list goes on. But individual analysis should not to be overlooked by team coaching staffs. There are some critical benefits that can come from analyzing individuals on a team and withRead more

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How Developing Emotional Intelligence Can Improve Your Coaching. (Part 3)

Self Management Controlling your own emotions and impulses and adapting to changing circumstances If you reflect back to the article in part 1, Goleman tells us that Emotional Intelligence (EI) is about being smart with your thoughts and emotions. Everyone is emotionally intelligent, it’s just that it is different for each one of us and we have to be aware of our own EI and that of the peopleRead more

Pressures of being an Elite Athlete – By Isobelle Biggin

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in January 2014 and has been re-published due to it’s relevance in light of Jonathan Trott taking indefinite leave from cricket after just 1 competitive match for his county team Warwickshire. In this match he was targeted by England fast bowler Chris Jordan with some short pitched bowling where he was struck on the head twice due to the ferociousness of theRead more

Empowerment Player Centred Coaching

Create the Optimal Coaching Environment – Challenges and Solutions

Skill Development & Your Coaching Environment I get genuinely excited about the opportunities to meet those amateur sports coaches responsible for developing our youth, particularly considering many haven’t ever had access to a specialist kicking coach such as myself. In some ways I see it as a responsibility and a duty of care for professional sports coaches to be active in the education of volunteer coaches, particularly at juniorRead more

Self Awareness Sports Coach

How Developing Emotional Intelligence Can Improve Your Coaching. (Part 2)

Developing Self-Awareness In the previous blog post I introduced the concept of Behavioural Agility – adapting our coaching behaviours to meet the preferences of the people we coach – and suggested that recognising our own Emotional Intelligence (EI) and that of the performers was vital to improved performance. The starting point for any EI development is self-awareness. Self-awareness allows us to take a step back and examine the way that weRead more

How Developing Emotional Intelligence Can Improve Your Coaching. (Part 1)

“Do you control your mind or does your mind control you?” That is a normally the starting question I pose to the coaches I work with and it usually opens up some interesting and insightful debates. When developing Emotional Intelligence the key concept is to realise that everything we do involves the experiential triangle of thoughts, emotions and actions. Whatever the situation, we are always thinking, feeling and doing. Try thisRead more

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Creative Rugby launch their eMagazine

We are celebrating the February LAUNCH of the hugely anticipated Creative Rugby eMagazine and getting a bit too excited…………… All the names of the Creative Rugby Community members are being placed into a hat and we will randomly draw out 20 LUCKY WINNERS who will receive both the CREATIVE COACH and PROactive PLAYER eMag’s for ABSOLUTELY FREE! To ENTER the FREE PRIZE DRAW all you have to do isRead more

User Experience – Ally Donaldson, Currie RFC

  A short interview with Ally Donaldson, who talks all about his experience of using Coach Logic, and the value it has added to the players at Scottish Premiership Club Currie RFC. Ally gives great insight into: How the club use the VIdeo Room The benefits to him as a coach How the players have engaged and improved performance. Get in touch with us if you would like toRead more

Video Killed the Rugby Star

I don’t get quite as much chance to watch rugby as I would like, but I always make an extra effort to get in on the Heineken Cup weekends, and when you see a first half (I was heading out before the second) like the one from Leinster at the weekend, then it is plain to see why I would want to watch this. However, viewing rugby also givesRead more

User Success: Mark’s U16 team win the Scottish Schools Cup

Huge congratulations to Coach Logic co-founder Mark Cairns, who won the Scottish Schools Cup at Murrayfield. George Watson’s College were successful as they defeated St. Aloysius 19-8, under the lights at the National Stadium in the Under 16 competition. The senior team, also Coach Logic users, coached by Ally Donaldson and Andy Barnett, added to a successful evening for the school as they beat Dundee High School 31-17.  Read more

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