With more than 25 years thinking about sport for a living, Wayne Goldsmith has a few more thoughts on Sport than most people. He's worked with Olympic Gold medalists, Premiership Winning Teams, Highly Successful Coaches and traveled the world for more than a quarter of a century thinking and talking about sport. Whether it's coaching coaches in the USA, educating sporting parents in the UK, inspiring athletes in Australia or speaking at a sporting conference in New Zealand, Wayne's Sports Thoughts carry with them the practical, real-world, first hand experience of working in the sports industry across the globe. Each episode on Sports Thoughts features ideas, information and inspirations drawn from Wayne's long and illustrious career in sport. He talks with the credibility and confidence of someone who's experienced all that sport has to offer and the commitment and passion to share everything he's learnt with his listeners. Everyone has Sports Thoughts....the Cab Driver telling you what's wrong with Football, your best friend arguing with you about the umpiring decision in the big game, your neighbor talking golf swings with you across the back fence, your workmate debating who's the best basketball player of all time....everyone's got Sports Thoughts. If you love Thinking about Sport - then think Sports Thoughts. Podcast theme music supplied courtesy tunereel.com
Coaching Energy – How To Feeling Energized In Your Coaching
23:26Coaching Energy – How To Feeling Energized In Your Coaching If you’ve ever coached you will “get” the concept of “Coaching Energy”. Coaching Energy is the combination of energy in training and practice sessions that comes from: The Coach; The Athletes. The combined “energy” of the coach and the athletes […]
The Real Role Of Sporting Parents – Being Who Your Kids Really Need You To Be.
27:38The Real Role Of Sporting Parents – Being The Sporting Parents Your Kids Really Need You To Be. Having delivered hundreds of sporting parents seminars all over the world, I am often asked, “What is the real role of sporting parents? Is it to merely pay sporting registration fees and […]
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Athlete Empowerment Under The Microscope – Myths And Misunderstandings Of Coaching Empowerment.
25:45Athlete Empowerment Under The Microscope – Myths And Misunderstandings Of Coaching Empowerment. The world of sports coaching – like most areas of human endeavour – is full of trends, fads, jargon, gizmos and gimmicks. Every so often there’s another “revolutionary” new direction in coaching, sports science, athlete development and sports […]
Choosing Your Coaching Path – Trends In Coaching
24:08Choosing Your Coaching Path – Trends in Coaching The world is changing. People are looking for more from their lives, their workplaces, their “faith” – whatever that faith maybe – and of course – they’re looking for more from their experience of sport. As coaches are the primary deliverers of […]
Whole Coaching Practice
19:43Whole Coaching Practice. Let’s discuss the real importance of Whole Coaching and investigate some of the ways that you can incorporate the concept of Whole Coaching into your program. This is part two of my special short series on Whole Coaching. In part one, I talked about what Whole Coaching […]
Whole Coaching – Coaching the Person, their Potential and their Performance.
21:27Whole coaching simply means coaching the whole athlete having an holistic, broad, whole of life, whole of family, whole of environment, approach to the way we connect with, engage and inspire the hearts and minds of athletes. It asks some core questions of our coaching: How do we build relationships […]
There’s An “I” In Team-Coaching Individuals In A Team.
24:04One of the most common sayings in sport is: “There’s no I in team”. The saying is supposed to convey the belief that the strength of any team is the team itself – i.e. unity, people working together, selflessness etc. On a certain level that’s true. Many High Performing Teams […]
The Sports Industry: How Sport Works & Doesn’t Work Around The World.
22:37The Sports Industry around the world follows some very predictable and very common policies, patterns and practices. If you spend a moment or two thinking about these policies, patterns and practices, you’ll be able to understand why sporting organizations, sports clubs and sports leaders do what they do they way […]
Eight Essential Coaching Skills for Every Coach
28:08Eight Essential Coaching Skills for Every Coach Coaching is a lifelong commitment to learning, to growing and to inspiring change in other people. It is both an art and a science. It is the art of inspiring change through emotional connection. The question is, how do you become a coach […]
Five Questions To Ask Yourself – Coaching Philosophy
33:21Five Questions To Ask Yourself – Towards a Coaching Philosophy Coaches ask a lot of questions. Coaches are always looking for answers. Perhaps the most important questions a coach can ask are those which are directed inwards – those which will help you discover the reasons why you coach and […]