Featuring Performance Psychologist Tom Bates

United Soccer Coaches, with 30,000 members, is the largest organization of soccer coaches in the world and its convention is the world’s largest annual gathering of soccer coaches.





Transform your coaching practice

With Peak Performance Coach Tom Bates


Your Speaker

Tom Bates is a Peak Performance Psychologist, UEFA A Licence Coach, author and speaker.  Drawing on his pitchside and changing room experiences from behind the scenes in the Premier League and English Championship divisions Tom invites coaches to journey with him and turn optimism, energy and inspiration into positive performance outcomes and results!

The Sessions

Session 1: Working with World-Class Adult Athletes and Developing Youth Players: Are there Differences?

Fri 11 January 09:30 – 11.00 W179AB

Session 2: Winning in the Mind: The Psychology of Champion Athletes

Sat 12 January 16:00 – 17.00 W180

Chicago Soccer Coach Conference – Friday

Thanks to all coaches who attended the panel session today. It was a pleasure to meet so many of you whom I only know before from social media.

Your stories from the lessons in the book always inspire me.  It is great to hear how much of an impact the Future Coach concepts have has and that they are having a  global reach.

I am truly grateful for the welcome and response from everyone at the conference. Thank you all ⚽️ Hope to see you all again at my final session : 🗣Winning in the mind – The Psychology of Champion Athletes W180 at 4pm @ McCormick Place

Coming soon in Feb 2019 – The Future Coach Course


Successful soccer coaches are constantly seeking new ways to learn, evolve, and improve. Very often, footballing success is defined by mindset, and the real winners are the coaches, players, and teams who enter the competitive arena best prepared mentally and emotionally. They can perform in the moment, under pressure. This is what you will learn with The Future Coach Course.

  • Learn how to share your style of play for complete buy-in, on and off the field
  • Create a team culture that fosters competitive excellence and mental toughness
  • Understand the dynamics of how to create happier, healthier, winning teams
  • Build positive and cohesive relationships based on mutual trust and authenticity
  •  Breed confident players who are driven to challenge themselves and each other
  • Develop your own inspired leadership techniques to use with your players

By taking this course you will improve your understanding of the basic principles and theories of sport psychology. Not only will this course help you as a coach or student but it will also allow you to learn how these principles apply to the real sport environment.

When does The Future Coach course start?

The first module is released in February 2019

How long is The Future Coach Course?

The course contains 12 main sections that will be released monthly

How much is The Future Coach Course?

The course price is being released soon.  You will be able to pay monthly or in advance at a discounted rate.

What do I get from this?

You’ll master the key principles of sports psychology, transforming your coaching practice. You will become part of The Future Coach Community with access to the exclusive forum and group system. You can download course content and have access to exclusive benefits and bonuses. 

I'm in. What's the next step?

Register your interest now and we’ll be in touch with you very soon with the next steps.

About Tom

In addition to elite level soccer experience, Tom’s work has extended into other professional sports working with GB Basketball, Swimming, Boxing, Rugby, Golf and Fencing. During the summer Olympic games of 2012 Tom worked with select GB athletes to maximise performance under pressure, engaging and applying Peak Performance principles based on the Science of Psychology.

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