Communication in Coaching

Communication in Coaching

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 allow a...
Working with EiSports in Ireland

Working with EiSports in Ireland

Sharing knowledge and best practice is always an inspiring opportunity wherever I find myself in the world of coaching.  This weekend, the Team at Tom Bates Coaching find themselves over in Dublin Ireland working with the aspiring young coaches and players from...
Confidence is a Choice

Confidence is a Choice

Aston Villa’s sports psychologist Tom Bates has given an insight into the pep talks Steve Bruce’s squad receive. Bates was recruited from Villa’s Championship rivals Brentford in November after spells working for Birmingham City and West Bromwich...