Stephen Joins us again to give us some answers to players expectations from sport. Do we really understand these and consider them? Players do you give yourself the time to appreciate these?

Key factors

Do we really know?
Does it matter? Self-determination theory: 3 needs: connection, autonomy (freedom to make decisions) and competence.
A happy and successful journey through life and football means attending to these needs.
Does football focus too much on competence and neglect the other two basic needs?
How can a coach, friend or member of support team find out?
What can a player do?
Does a team appreciate being heard, feeling connected, being able to make decisions about things?
Does greater player empowerment lead to better outcomes?

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