Oct 24, 2022
This week I’m delighted to speak to Adam Commens. Adam is the High Performance Director of the Belgium Hockey Federation. Adam is a former player himself, having represented the Australian Men’s National Field Hockey Team at the Olympic Games in Sydney in 2000, where they won a bronze medal. After his playing days, Adam moved into various coaching roles. He coached the Belgium National Team, leading them to the Beijing Olympics and was the head coach of the Australian women's national field hockey team, coaching them to the London and Rio Olympic Games.
Since 2016 Adam has been in the role of High Performance Director at the Belgium Hockey Federation. This has been a hugely successful period for the Red Lions, winning at the World Champions, the European Champions, and taking Olympic Gold in 2020.
Adam and I speak about what it takes to develop a high performance environment to help athletes flourish and how to incorporate psychology into coaching sessions.