#GarethSouthgateWould Practice Pitching Like Penalties

Gareth Southgate is transforming the England football team, his approach can help transform your pitch.

Having lost out on the Euro 96′ final owing to his penalty miss he has ensured the same does not happen to the current England team.

On the bench he has along with physios a psychologist. He has got his team to practice penalties for three months. This is not simply visualisation, this is walking from the half way line with the ball. Placing the ball on the penalty spot. Walking back for the run-up. Pausing. Taking control. Then executing.

This has become an automated behaviour for England’s players. Check out Jordan Henderson’s penalty miss to see how he doesn’t follow this protocol and then misses. This is the transformation.

When we pitch we don’t practice in front of the client, the football spectators. We practice in speaking clubs, in front of friends and colleagues.

Just as CBT helps you manage your problems of anxiety by changing the way you think and behave, #GarethSouthgateWould practice his pitch!