Building Mental Strength: John Haime

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. John and Dave discuss a range of key points and practical advice including:

  • Mental strength
  • The importance of self-awareness
  • Psychological tips for performance
  • Building character & resilience
  • The importance of happiness

Don’t miss this wide ranging PDP Masterclass Discussion with one of our regular and most innovative contributors.

John Haime

Dave Wright


The Player Development Project is changing the way players and parents think about football. We’re going to have a generation of young players who are psychologically prepared for high level football, and life.

The Player Development Project brings knowledge, expertise and the latest research to the global coaching community. This movement can only enhance coach education and improve outcomes on the training pitch, helping coaches develop better players.