Webinars: Keeping the connection with your young players

This series of webinars is brought to you by the FAW Trust, in partnership with the Gwent Community Psychology Team. The Gwent Psychology team work in partnership with communities and organisations to support children and young people's emotional well-being and resilience. COVID-19 has been a difficult time for many people so the FAW Trust have teamed up with them to bring you some key messages and tips on keeping the connection with young people during this time.

Better Players Better People 

In this module, Debbie Mills of the Gwent Psychology team introduces the iceberg model and teaches coaches how to understand their players on and off the pitch. 

Better Players Better People Module
Better Players Better People Module

The importance of staying connected

The second webinar discusses the importance of staying connected. The FAW Trust held a conversation between Debbie Mills of the Gwent Psychology team and Dan Harvey of County in the Community, the charitable arm of Newport County. Dan highlights examples of how his team have done this in the community whilst Debbie explores why it is so important for young people to maintain that connection.

Coach-Player Connection

In this first webinar, Debbie Mills of the Gwent Psychology team introduces the importance of the player-to-coach connection and highlights some introductory level examples of how this can be done both in-person and remotely.

  • To find out more about the work that the Gwent Psychology team do, visit their twitter page here.