England and Great Britain
I've played hockey for my country 138 times, in some crazy places, all over the world. Many of my experiences have reaffirmed my view that to be the best version of ourselves, we have to work on all areas of our game. That means off the pitch as well as on it.
It's very normal for our brains to compare ourselves to others. But everyone is different, everyone has their own strengths and areas for improvement. We should embrace this and aim to be the best version of ourselves. To do this we must first understand ourselves and then focus on all aspects of our life. Everyone reacts differently to different environments and situations, and quite often this means individuals don’t fulfil their potential or may just not have the confidence to show their true abilities.
Many of the lessons I have learned throughout my career will benefit young athletes today, and I want to pass these on to help others fulfil their potential. I have created a number of unique tasks that offer individuals a completely different coaching experience to any they've had before. My support will develop their skills on the pitch, but also give them an insight into some of the mental, physical and nutritional skills and habits of an international hockey player. So many of these skills and habits are transferable to other parts of life, and I want to help the player see the value in these.