Get your season off to a flier

Make sure you're ready to hit the ground running with some cerebral training from West Brom's peak performance coach, Tom Bates

Making a strong start to the season can lay the foundations for success. Unsurprisingly, a faltering start has the power to poison the team’s confidence. Once in a rut, it’s hard to get out of it.

But what’s the formula to making a flying start? How do you conquer nerves and manage expectations? Peak performance coach, Tom Bates, says you have to generate a positive energy in the lead up to pre-season.

More after the break

Ok, that’s all well and good, but how do you do that? Watch this video and let Bates explain.

Tom Bates will be appearing at the Science + Football Conference on Wednesday, April 30 at the London Soccer Dome. For more information visit

For more psychology tips see:
Jordan Henderson on starting the new season with an edge
Start the game full of confidence
Start the game at top speed
Mind map to your perfect season
Off-season mind gym


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