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Q&A: How can I improve the motivation of my players?

This video is shared by Player Development Project

In this Q&A discussion, the Player Development Project team of Dave Wright, Dan Wright and James Vaughan dive into the topic of motivation, autonomy, creating an open environment and building trust with players. Player Development Project Lead Researcher, James Vaughan shares some expertise and insight into his PhD in culture and motivation in football, sharing advice for coaches as to how they can improve their players feelings of autonomy and belonging.

The question this week comes from Dave, via Twitter:

“Is hunger or desire coachable? I have some Under 13 players who are lacking in desire but they have a good technical base.”

Additional Resources

Research Review – Controlling Motivational Strategies: Implications for Sports Coaches – Prof. William A. Harper

7 Steps to Self Motivated Decision Makers – Lara Mossman

Creating Positive Sports Environments – Lara Mossman

Image Credit: Unsplash / BJ Pearce

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