Ross Maclean

Taking control of your confidence

Winger

Scored 1st professional goal v Ross County

Appeared in Scottish Cup semi final

Ross Maclean is a winger who plays for Falkirk. He moved to Falkirk from Motherwell after having spent time on loan at Greenock Morton.

Whilst coming through at Motherwell injuries without doubt stunted his development.

Ross joined our coaching program The Confident Footballer Blueprint after having spoken with his good friend Chris Cadden who is also a client of ours. These sessions with Ross have been combined with constant contact, PDF’s and match day videos.

His goal was to improve his game in 3 specific areas:

• Understand why when something doesn’t go to plan on the park it affects confidence levels and what can be done to prevent an increase in self doubt

• Create a system that is quick and simple that can be followed pre-match to ensure he is confident and knows exactly what he needs to focus on throughout the 90+ minutes

• Be in the best place mentally to help Falkirk secure Championship status for the 2019/20 season

Ross is working very hard on the mental side of his game. Whether it’s keeping Falkirk in the championship, taking control of his confidence or dealing with opinions Ross is well on the way to building a system to ensure he is in the best place mentally both on and off the park.

“People talk about the mental side of the game but I never realised how important it was until speaking with Cadds and JJ. The match day videos and support between sessions is great and if you have any questions you just ask. I notice a difference already and the great thing is the tools you are given are relevant in football until the day you retire and beyond in later life off the park. I hope other players begin to realise just how important their inner game is and how it affects their confidence and the way they perform. As JJ says the mind directs the body ”

"I hope other players begin to realise just how important their inner game is and how it affects their confidence and the way they perform."