Developing Mentally Strong Footballers
Gary Curneen is currently the Assistant Coach at Racing Louisville FC. He is also the founder of Modern Soccer Coach, the author of the Modern Soccer Coach book series and a podcast host. His goal is to bring in-depth content to soccer and football coaches on topics that really matter in the beautiful game and elite-level sport.
Today I’m joined by Gary Curneen a football or soccer coach, an author and a coach educator who shares with me some great nougats of advice for coaches involved in a range of sports. Gary and I go on to chat about his experiences as a football coach and how important the psychological side of the game is, as well as how effective it is used. We chat about the role of video analysis and sport science in producing confident footballers. How you communicate and what and when you say it as a coach were also things we discussed.
Key Learning Points:
- It’s a really interesting era for coaches because there’s more pressure, more distractions and more information to decipher through.
- Knowing the individual player is vitally important.
- Comparing players in a team is not a good way to build confidence.
- Perfection v effectiveness should be questioned by players and coaches.
Connect with Gary Curneen
Connect with David Charlton
To Listen to Football or Soccer Podcast Episodes
Podcast Ep51: Peter Ramage, Brendan Pearson and Julian Dowe – Why Talking Matters
Other Football or Soccer Resources
Click the button below to join The Sports Psychology Hub a Facebook group that David hosts to help ambitious athletes, serious sport coaches, sporting parents, sports psychologists and mental game coaches to support each other.
IF YOU ENJOYED TODAY'S SHOW PLEASE SHARE
SUBSCRIBE AND LISTEN ON YOUR FAVOURITE AUDIO PLATFORM
Also, kindly consider taking the 60-seconds it takes to leave an honest review and rating for the podcast on iTunes, they’re extremely helpful when it comes to the ranking of the show and we read every single one of them!
Global Sports Psychologist located near Durham and willing to travel Internationally. Managing Director – Inspiring Sporting Excellence. With over 10 years experience supporting athletes, coaches, parents and teams to achieve their goals, quickly.
T: +44 7734 697769
Search Our Sports Psychology Website
Join Our Online Community Now!
"The Mental Edge"
Are you an athlete, coach or parent that would like to learn how to create sustainable high performance?
Receive my free fortnightly email, where I share proven Sports Psychology and High Performance tips and strategies.
If you want some support and motivation straight to your inbox, then fill in your details below.