Keep your team on the front foot in the breakdown area by making sure the players use good techniques and make the right choices on which threats to deal with. MORE
The line between being a bully and being a coach
In this hugely positive podcast, Jennifer Fraser PhD, discusses with me how we define bullying, what it looks like and how we can reduce the impact of bullies. She has spent many years researching this area, particularly the neuroscience around the relationship between coach/teacher and children.
I was keen to know if, as coaches, we inadvertently bully our players. She was able to point to the research around how children react to pressure from coaches to perform. Crucially, we drew lines around what is acceptable and unacceptable.
We talk about language, experiences, childrens’ brains, positive steps and ways to deal with bullies.
Jen is an author and educator. Her book, Teaching Bullies, is an alarming story of how the authorities didn’t deal effectively with bullying in a school environment.
It is a call to action those who want to protect children from bullying especially when it’s done by teachers and coaches.
For more information, please visit her website: