Steven Poacher: Turnovers win games

DURING lockdown, I really used the time to reflect and refocus my approach to coaching. I don’t think any coach likes to stagnate or not try to evolve, because the game continually evolves and if you don’t as a coach you will get left behind. If we had to search deeply for positives during our […]

Steven Poacher: The art of man-management

A FEW weeks back I did a podcast for the ‘Coaching Bubble’, a sports coaching podcast exploring all sporting and coaching concepts from participation to performance. The podcast, due to be aired in August or September, focused on all things coaching, but particularly items such as your philosophy and the challenges facing a coach. One […]

Steven Poacher: Always encourage the freedom of expression

THIS week, the Down u-17 management team delivered a Zoom session to all club minor managers within the county regarding the return to play. The call offered advice and guidance on injury prevention and about basing their training around a games-based approach. It really made me reflect on the type of games we use to […]