ATTENTION FOOTBALL INTERMEDIARIES:
Many agents have represented players whose off-pitch issues reflect their poor performance on it.
How many of the following have your players mentioned to you?
Boredom from long hours spent in hotel rooms
Not adjusting to a new club or city
Unexplained dips in performance
Need for ‘babysitting’ through trivial life difficulties
Losing focus due to family and relationship problems
Addiction to gambling, gaming, alcohol or drugs
Lack of belief in their own ability
Club unhappy with player’s attitude
Stress, depression, anxiety and other mental health problems
Issues like these shorten careers. They destroy potential, damage player-club relationships, and reduce players’ earnings. But all of them can be easily managed with the right toolkit.
Advise your players towards my programme so they can take advantage of developing a personal toolkit based on a unique blueprint from their own framework to break the limits of belief and handle any situation naturally.
The power of belief
Why do personal and emotional issues – which have nothing to do with sport – damage a player’s performance and career? Because every player has their own unique personal beliefs about themselves, and these beliefs can be limiting.
Personal beliefs come from our:
Home, school and sporting background
Past experiences, real and imagined
Current life and career situation
If you don’t believe you can achieve something, you don’t try to achieve it.
Is it any wonder by the time academy players reach 21, seventy five per cent of them will be no longer be playing professional football? What a waste of time and investment that truly is. Seasoned professionals can and do dip out of the game far too early for personal reasons other than physical injuries. Let’s be proactive instead of reactive.
In sport, the best you can be today is not the best you can be tomorrow.
Human beings always act according to what they believe about themselves, and what is possible. My IMPROVE programme uncovers the player’s deep-held beliefs and:
Delivered one-to-one over 8 sessions, and fully personalised for the player’s needs career and personal goals for example their five year plan. An easy way for them and their agents to manage their expectations.
If you are interested in learning a little about me, and how I work, let me explain.
In all the things I have done in my career I like to think I walk the walk as well as talk the talk. Let me give you an example.
Whilst serving as a prison officer I worked for a number of years delivering accredited emotional and behavioural programmes for prisoners in addition to delivering prison staff awareness training workshops, I managed to gain a fa football coaching certificate.
The football coaching in the prison service came about because initially it was a collaboration between the prison service physical education department and Bolton Wanderers football coaches. To help develop young prisoners social skills who were participating on the programmes.
Help the players you represent reach their maximum potential.
Learn more about what I’m about and how working with me can be beneficial for all parties.
YOU have the power to direct your players to gain the unseen advantage and improve their mind fitness.
When a player has the skills to maintain self-belief, stay in control at challenging moments, and focus on being their version of their best self. They can achieve more than anyone thought possible. Contact me to learn more about IMPROVE, my sports therapy experience, and how we can work together.