Millfield 2019

Millfield Parents Meeting September 2019

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Session Notes.

The importance of character. 

What were your answers to the BBQ question? 

Kitrina Douglas’s story

Arthur Conan Doyle parents quote – “I have frequently gained my first real insight into the character of the parents by studying their children.” From the book ‘The adventure of the copper beeches’

“Athletes bring to the high-performance environment the models that they’ve learnt at home.” Dr Karl Steptoe

All blacks- book Legacy By James Kerr.

Sir Alex Fergusson’s grit quote from his book-Leading

Freddie Flintoff. listen to this podcast, ( just ignore Robbie’s foolishness!)

We all parent different paths-

Who is Richard Shorter–

Character focused Parenting 

Collins & MacNamara- Talent Development- A practitioner’s Guide (Supers and Almost’s) Please do have a read of all the research here.


Character focused Journeys  

  • Express pride/love before game.

Brene Brown permission slips

  • Ask the question

What do you want me to do for you on game day/ training day? (Exam day, interview day, new partner day Etc)

  • Sit with pain

  • Seek progress – Growth mindset Carol Dweck 

For those who didn’t have the opportunity to buy the book which will fuel your car journeys to building epic rugby character it can be found here:


Character focus louder than results focus  

  • Support during ups and downs
  • Offers a way forward
  • Helps with sibling rivalry
  • Provides more space for creativity/ problem solving
  • Long-term will lead to more winning!
  •         More fun!

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