We are not counsellors or psychologists, we just understand and know our players and coaches. We truly find time to acknowledge that players are transitioning into young adulthood, and that it is important to respond to the unique ( sometimes difficult) characteristics of this age group. Physically, understand the capabilities of growing children and the limits to which they can be pushed. Emotionally, understanding that this can be a confusing time for our players who are dealing with a variety of challenges off the court.
We develop a connection that brings trust and support for those who are struggling with confidence , self belief and involvement within a group. We identify that each player develops and learns differently to others, we understand how outside influences may impact their development. Our members are aware that we are sensitive to any issue that they may be experiencing, they also know that we are there to guide them, teach them and most importantly be there for them.
We are known for the way we positively interact and inspire players and their families. We highlight the importance of acknowledging and encouraging the players. We have no concerns in critiquing but ensure it is followed by a clear explanation and re-enforcement that the coach believes in the players abilities. We work hard to instil a sense of self-belief in all our players, giving them the confidence to be the best they can be.
We cannot guarantee the ultimate success for the individual, but we can guarantee they will be better when they walk out our door compared to the one who walked in.
“A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself. A mentor is someone who allows you to see the true value of yourself while bringing out the best of you”