Posted: July 05th 2015
Let’s be honest most of us LOVE having nice things
said about us.
I know I feel 10 feet tall when we get nice feedback from
players and parents,..
I bet you’re the same.
And I bet you LOVE having people say nice things
And ESPECIALLY your son.
We don’t seem to enjoy ‘negative feedback’ as much.
Now, as a Teacher and as a Coach…I have been used
to people pulling apart every little part of my sessions.
My planning and organization. My subject knowledge.
My ability to assess players and students.
My ability get my message across.
What I said, how I said it. The lot.
This was the rigorous training I went through as a
Teacher and as a Coach.
When I get feedback from someone who knows what
they’re talking about…
I value it.
Don’t always enjoy it if it’s ‘negative’ but if I can see
it would make me better, and more importantly, our
players better, I’ll use it.
Celvin & Rachel Davies had some ‘negative’ feedback
from someone who’s opinions they valued.
Their son Sam’s Teachers.
According to Sam’s Teachers concentration was poor
and he was falling behind with his school work in
maths and reading…
Celvin and Rachel couldn’t disagree. They’d noticed
the same thing at home.
So they didn’t get defensive. They got PROACTIVE.
They joined TCSA.
But even after joining TCSA, Sam had ‘issues with
I remember asking Sam in training one night if he
was coming to our Parents v Kids Games on the
He said 'I can't, because I'm afraid of crowds'.
So I offered him a deal, if he shows up
I'll help him smash his fear of crowds. He seemed
happy with that and shook on it.
And then he DIDN’T/COULDN’T / WOULDN’T
So Celvin and Rachel enrolled Sam on the Confident
6 months later, and we have a different kid on our
Sam came up and received an Award for most
Improved Player and ‘highest attendance’ at our
Awards Night in May.
And he had a casual conversation with me in front
of ooohhh…100 people.
Celvin and Rachel said:
“He is becoming more and more confident.. his
skills are improving week by week and really
enjoys going to the sessions at TCSA…
Sam is now happy to try things and join in with
activities and doesn’t feel inhibited”
And what about FEEDBACK from his Teachers?
Sam’s teachers have noticed an improvement with
his concentration and motivation, and so have we.
He received a certificate last week for ‘Improvement
in ALL Areas’.
His reading has improved and he enjoys doing all
his home learning which we sit down and have fun
Now that’s something worth shouting about. Wouldn’t
When you have the right kind of coaching, NOTHING
will hold you back.
Have a cracking Sunday
I’m off to the Gym, then down to our new house – we
had the keys last week, so I’d better give Rachel a hand
with the decorating!
Frankie ‘DIY Failure’ Burrows
PS – 2 slots have become available on the Confident
Player Programme due to 2 families finishing this month.
CLICK BELOW to apply
PPS - Read more of Sam's story by CLICKING HERE