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The Future Coach: Creating Tomorrow’s Soccer Players Today UPDATE - BOOK PUBLICATION DATES: USA 12.12.17 UK & EUROPE 15.12.17 Successful soccer coaches are constantly seeking new ways to learn, evolve, and improve. Very often, footballing success is...read more
Ask the ‘Right’ Questions “I asked him if he understood and he said yes, so he can’t be confused”. ‘Do you understand?’ is a fundamentally flawed question in coaching. Does it make logical sense? Yes. Is it the right type of question? No. Why? It fails to...read more
I was brought up playing netball - my mum was a netball player so got me interested in the sport, and soon I was playing for the university team, the county team and Sheffield Division One. You could say I loved netball! Then life happened: family, a busy schedule,...read more
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Years Experience in Performance Psychology
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Tom’s work has extended into other professional sports working with GB Basketball, Swimming, Boxing, Rugby, Golf and Fencing. During the summer Olympic games of 2012 I worked with select GB athletes to maximise performance under pressure, engaging and applying Peak Performance principles based on the Science of Psychology.
“I have always enjoyed discussing sports and education with Tom. His passion and eagerness to meet and know sportsmen is rather remarkable, providing the correct tools to empower and improve their resilience.”Ruben Bonastre
“Tom is a true friend and professional whom I respect as one of the best in his field.”Jack Butland
“This is a book for the thinking coach. It powerfully demonstrates the positive impact of applying psychological principles to the process of coaching a new generation of players in the art and science of winning soccer.”Bill Beswick
“I worked with Tom during our time together at West Bromwich Albion FC and really enjoyed his ideas and work at the club. It is a testament to this that we have remained friends and he is always somebody I can rely on for sound guidance and advice. What gives Tom the edge is that he is a qualified coach, so had a great knowledge of elite performance alongside his psychology expertise.”Steven Reid
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Tom has worked with many production companies and has appeared in numerous television and radio features worldwide including the BBC & Sky Sports, BT Sport, C4 and TalkSport.