The 2023 USC convention was kicked off with a fantastic session with renowned sports psychologist Dan Abrahams who worked on integrating sports psychology into daily coaching practices. Dan challenges coaches to ask themselves “who they are as a coach”. Memory, imagination and perception were key to gaining perspective
In session 2, Jeremy Gunn delivered a presentation on creating a high performance environment, emphasizing the need for clear direction, consistency, high demands and high levels of commitment as crucial components of high achievement. Growth was a key word that he used, stating that growth is about “trying to improve”, not the result of winning but the journey and process of improving.
We were also privileged to see 3 field sessions that worked on attacking in the final third, multiple avenues to use the warm-up/activation phase more efficiently and lastly, a detailed session on counter pressing.