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Check Your Level of Mental & Emotional Muscle in Football   Consider each of the statements below and determine your level of Mental/Emotional Football Muscle:   I get frustrated on the pitch and it impacts my play.      ...

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What does it take to build and sustain football confidence? Regular PDP contributor and President of New Edge Performance, John Haime provides some practical advice for this crucial element of player development and performance. Every week in the top leagues...

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Emotional Muscle, what is it? PDP Contributor & President of New Edge Performance, John Haime discusses the importance of emotional state on performance and provides some practical advice for building emotional muscle in football. Working with some of the world’s...

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Gratitude is a trait we should all be aiming to develop in the young players we work with. Developing better people first is a fundamental belief at PDP. So as coaches, how do we approach this? Mental performance expert John...

Masterclass Discussions

The psychological corner of player development can be seen as the most complex. It is dynamic and very much has to be catered towards the individual. In a coaching context it is a fundamental part of our roles but often one of the most overlooked.Join regular PDP host Dave Wright as he engages in an informative discussion with John Haime, President of New Edge Performance in Canada.

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The concept of play is not only an essential element of player development, but also a key ingredient of performance. Founder of New Edge Performance & regular PDP contributor, John Haime discusses some psychological strategies for decision-making.   If you...

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Pressure. What is it and where does it come from? Former professional golfer and President of New Edge Performance, John Haime examines this challenging concept, investigating how you can harness the power of pressure and turn it into a positive....

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How do emotions dominate performance when it comes to football? President of New Edge Performance and regular PDP contributor, John Haime discusses building awareness of your own triggers and how managing them can aid performance. The lessons in this blog...

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Can happiness impact performance? Former Professional golfer and President of New Edge Performance, John Haime explains how putting enjoyment before achievement can maximise performance.   Sometimes things get fuzzy in sports and a reset is exactly what you need. Very...

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Play is a fundamental human right for children. It is even recognised in article 31 of the UN Convention of Rights of the Child. So, why is it that adults feel the need to interfere with this? John Haime from New...

Q&A Videos

The question this week comes from Tony, via Facebook: “It’s often said, that player development isn’t about winning. So what is it about?”   Additional video & reading Masterclass Discussion: Building Mental Strength – John Haime PDP Magazine: The Value...

Podcast

If player development is not about winning, what is it about?   The question this week comes from Tony, via Facebook: “It’s often said, that player development isn’t about winning. So what is it about?” Additional video & reading Masterclass...