Team Preparation

The preparation of teams for any competition is a balancing act between maximizing capacity and managing the “noise”. Many coaches & performance scientists focus on capability building (increasing fitness/technical and tactical ability, etc) BUT it is the ‘noise’ (fatigue both physiological and psychological) that often has the greatest impact on performance.

This “noise” management becomes an even greater priority when working with elite athletes & players in national teams preparing and competing in tournaments such as the World Cup and Confederation Championships such as the Asian cup, Copa de America etc.

Many teams may have implemented a system to monitor the physiological and psychological status of their players BUT often, this is implemented prior to the first critical step – a full analysis of the requirements of the organization, coach and players you are working with.

Without this analysis and consultation with the key stakeholders the implementation strategy will be based on YOUR requirements and the best outcome will never be achieved. Unfortunately, the “my way is always the right way” attitude is common in the performance science domain and just creates a disconnect with coaches and players.

Self Awareness

Self-awareness is one of the most critical and undervalued skills in life. In fact, the absence of self-awareness is a major reason why people do not maximize their potential.

 I’m passionate about people becoming self-aware 24/7 x 365 and knowing or being aware what ST8 (Physiological/Psychological State) they are in at all times.

 Change your ST8 you can change the World 

You may have had a bad sleep and unaware of the associated fatigue and consequences that could arise. Even the smallest problem may “set you off” and before you know it you have are having a “bad day”.

Problem is MOST people are so unaware that they forget its got nothing to do with the “day” its all got to do with the poor sleep you had the night before.

A self-aware person recognizes this from the “get-go” and realizes that they may be

more sensitive due to the sleep issues this is the first stage in maximizing performance.

 Knowing your ST8  is the first step in changing or managing your ST8 so you can turn potentially “bad days” into “great days”