In this episode former Great Britain and England hockey coach Danny Kerry MBE joins Gordon MacLelland to discuss high performance sport, creating amazing cultures and sports parenting.
During the conversation they discuss amongst other things:
- Danny’s fondest memories of professional sport
- Creating a values based culture based on behaviours and actions
- The importance of ‘Psychologically Safe’ environments
- Having a clear vision of the aims of our children’s sporting programmes
- The importance of equipping our children with a range of character and life skills along the sporting journey
- Being prepared to sacrifice a short term win for a longer term success
- The challenges of sports parenting and having really good conversations with our children
- The differing demands of professional sport to a performance pathway
- Danny’s key learnings from his sporting experience as a child
Danny Kerry has had a prolific career involved in high performance sport.
During his career he has coached both the Great Britain and England Mens and Women’s teams.
Highlights include an Olympic bronze medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games, at that time the first British Olympic hockey medal in 20 years. Post London 2012 Danny was appointed Performance Director to England and Great Britain Hockey and was responsible for the national teams and strategic development of performance hockey across the UK.
In late 2014 Danny once again took on the role of Head Coach to the England & GB Women’s hockey teams, winning historic Gold medals in the European Nations Cup in 2015 with England and at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games with Great Britain. Danny was voted FIH World Coach of the Year for 2016 and Team GB coach of the year 2016. Subsequent to the Rio Olympic Games Danny has been awarded an MBE for services to hockey and Honorary Doctorates from the Universities of Loughborough and Roehampton.