Two The Future Coach courses ready to take now – more coming soon – start your sports psychology learning journey now!

Intro to The Future CourseThe Future Coach #1 Course

“The Future Coach courses will enable you to learn the 9 key principles of sports psychology. You will transform performance, understand key sport psychology theories and how they relate to real life athlete experiences. These courses will transform your coaching practice.”


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Introduction to The Future Coach Course

The Introduction to The Future Coach Course is based on 9 key principles for coaches from sports psychology.


The Future Coach Course: Principle 1 – The Relationship Coach

A deeper dive into the 1st Principle from The Future Coach focusing on The Relationship Coach

The Why

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 Courses.

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Understanding Psychology

Psychology plays a pivotal part in creating and sustaining peak levels of performance.

Coaches who cultivate positive, healthy, winning attitudes and build a culture of competitive toughness to be at their best when it matters the most, achieve the highest results.

Successful high-performance cultures of tomorrow will be defined by the leaders who think more about the virtues of human development and behaviour than any other aspect.

The most forward-thinking soccer coaches want to be ahead of the game.

Practical Principles

The Future Coach offers proven principles from soccer psychology for coaches to create winning cultures and re-define coaching excellence.

Based around practically applied principles of performance psychology, coaches will gain the opportunity to explore how the values, beliefs, and expectations they hold, shape their coaching behaviour and end up defining the environment they work in and the players they work with.

What You Will Learn

The Future Coach offers simple, fast, hands-on guidance and advice to create confident players who can think independently, as well as co-create and self-manage performance. Coaches will learn new ways to design and implement their playing philosophy, identity, and style of play, on and off the field, with clarity and confidence.

> 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

> Create forward thinking, self-managing, independent learners

> Develop your own inspired leadership techniques to use with your players

Course Files

The Future Coach Course files for each lesson are available for you to download.


The Future Coach Course includes an exclusive Future Coach Forum where you can share ideas and ask questions.


Tom Bates

Tom Bates

The Future Coach

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

John Downes

John Downes

Course Director

Creative Lead at Tom Bates Coaching, John’s experience in the digital world enables the team to directly apply the latest research into the creation of cutting edge peak performance products and services.  John will guide and support you through the process of successfully navigating and completing this course.


“Great course, which introduces ways which the coach can improve themselves emotionally and mentally in order to help create better relationships with players.

A coach who is able to create better relationships with his players is going to become a more effective. This will lead the coach producing better people who will also become better players.

The course was split into nice manageable sections with a quiz at the end of each section to check for understanding and reinforce what had been taught.
Really enjoyed completing the course.”


Completed Course: Introduction to The Future Coach

“Great Course really opens your mind into how to put the players needs first and what and how our behaviors as coaches fit into the everyday performance of our teams and players.”


Completed Course: Introduction to The Future Coach

“I really enjoyed this. A lot of new thoughts that challenge and develop my philosophy as a coach and leader.”


Completed Course: Introduction to The Future Coach

“Great course.”


Completed Course: Introduction to The Future Coach

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