Feb 2, 2020
This week we welcome back to the podcast Sport Psychologist Tom
Bates. Tom has over 15 years working with youth and senior domestic
international athletes, coaches, managers and teams helping them to
perform under pressure and be at their best when it matters the
most. We discuss implementing sport psychology into daily practice,
how to bring values to life on your team, and three questions every
team needs to address when trying to improve the culture. We also
spend some time talking about his great book, The Future Coach - Creating
Tomorrow's Soccer Players Today: 9 Key Principles for Coaches from
Highlights from the Podcast:
How do we get rid of the stigma of sport psychology?
Jerry discusses how Sport Psychology has changed over the past
How important is buy-in from all the team stakeholders
What three questions does Tom use to help teams create
Tom walks us through the most important things to focus on
when changing a culture
Why and how did Tom part down this journey of Teaching
How do you bring to life the values that you truly believe
Is culture important in individual sports?
"Never play safe, dare to be great"
Tom shares insight to how Lionel Messi’s experienced
What would Tom do first if working with a new team?
Starting his career at Cambridge United, he moved to AFC
Bournemouth and quickly progressed to Birmingham City FC during
their years in the English Premier League and Championship before
taking up his current role with the Baggies.
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 he worked select GB
athletes to maximize performance under pressure to engage and apply
Peak Performance principles based on the Science of
Tom has appeared in numerous television and radio features
nationwide extending his work in psychology to executive business
coaching seminars and workshops around the world.
During these highly interactive seminars he acts to stimulate
and inspire thought provoking leadership skills through focusing
exclusively on the ‘management of self’.
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