Episode 11 Part 2 Youth Sport Podcast: John Coleman

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Episode 11 (Part 2 of 2)

John Coleman


Part 2 of my conversation with John Coleman dives into navigating risk in extreme sport, “wonder” and high performance. This conversation turned into a “Master Class” accidentally as John had so much to share! If you’re working with extreme sport athletes, raising kids that are interested in risky sports, or simply fascinated by people that love what extreme sport can bring, this conversation is for you!

If you missed part 1, you can find it here!

John Coleman is a Doctor of Performance Psychology and he will blow your mind with how he approaches working with athletes in all areas of sport. He’s been helping Olympic and Paralympic athletes hit personal bests and put them on podiums for years! To check out his work please go to Free Flow Mental Training His training program is now available for everyone!

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Here’s what John and I talk about in Episode 11, Part 2 of The Youth Sport Podcast:

  • “Wonder”, what is it and why is this something to think about in youth sport?
  • Defining risk and the elements that go into it
  • Risk Navigation Sequence: Planning, Awareness, Motivation, Flexibility, Humility
  • Traffic Light system: red lights as gut feelings
  • Foolish risk
  • The rush for a risk taker “is not getting away with something”
  • What is learning?
  • Building confidence
  • “There comes a time where you have to risk something or stand forever with your dreams”
  • Risking something in order to open yourself, in order to find yourself
  • “The great mystery is in every single thing all the time” -First Nations Proverb
  • Self Sabotage
  • “I’m willing to be devastated…I’m willing to d absolutely everything and realizing that I’m not good enough.” – Athlete
  • Humility- accept and acknowledge your abilities in relation to something bigger than you.
  • Allow the growth and development of one athlete to grow the entire team
  • What is the first thing to go away when “a threat” gets too big (for example potentially losing your spot on a team)?
  • Trying to get skill and ability out of people through fear…
  • When it’s appropriate to train and perform under pressure.

And now…the conversation…

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