Controlling the Controllable

Sport is tough; of that I have no doubt.  And watching Scotland’s most recent match against Ireland at Murrayfield confirmed this.  In my last 6 nations blog, I highlighted the difficulties attached to being the favourite to win especially when playing at home.  Against Wales, I felt that Scotland were not able . . . → Read More: Controlling the Controllable

Working with younger athletes; avoiding the need to paint over the cracks?

One of the first myths that I often dispel with potential clients is that I have a bag of tricks that I can dip into to ‘fix’ their problems.  Sometimes necessity calls for a short-term strategy or technique to help an athlete through a particular event.  For example if they have suddenly . . . → Read More: Working with younger athletes; avoiding the need to paint over the cracks?

Expected to win?

I’ll be completely honest; this isn’t the blog I wanted to write after the Scotland game!  After such a promising display in Paris, I probably wasn’t alone in expecting a similar performance and perhaps also a victory?  This expectation, however, may actually lie at the root of the problems that were witnessed . . . → Read More: Expected to win?

Ruthless French and Committed Scots

Hearing the news that Andy Robinson is sending out the Scotland rugby team unchanged from last weekend inspired me with confidence. This was not the only aspect of the team that made me sit up and pay attention after the match in Paris last weekend.

Beating the French in Paris . . . → Read More: Ruthless French and Committed Scots