“Fatigue makes cowards of us all.”
Vince Lombardi, American football coach
I have already talked about performance coaching, and sports coaching is essentially a subset of this. However, I have given it its own section as it is sometimes not seen in this light – a mistake in my view.
Many top sports coaches are NLP trained, and NLP can help a sportsperson prepare for the mental aspect of the game, with visualisations, rituals and anchoring techniques.
Remember, of course, that modern coaching began with Timothy Gallwey’s new method of demonstration and repeated actions: the client learns through doing, rather being told what to do. The modern sports coach is well advised to learn NLP questioning ...