I liked all the session especially thinking about the pros and cons of a decision.
I learned that if you really want something, its up to you to get it. When you make a mistake, don’t be so hard on yourself. To be more positive towards myself and not to listen to negative comments and to stay positive.
I learned how to take more responsibility for myself; Don't listen to negative comments being said to you; Not to be so down on yourself; To remember people have feeling; That if you speak negatively to yourself your body can read it as if someone else is saying it; How to be your own coach, how to become an expert and not to be too hard on yourself, and balance; To get the right balance.
I do karate for the national Scotland squad and had to overcome a major injury which left me to get two surgeries. I really struggled to get back to top level sport. Tracy has really helped me to get my positive mental attitude again. I feel more confident now, more motivated and I have found ways to overcome my injury get rid of all the negative thoughts. Tracy has helped me to set and achieve new goals and I have realised what aspects of my sports are important to me and what aspects I am good at and what ones I need to develop further. Tracy has helped me to stop focussing on the bigger goal and help me set smaller goals to keep my motivatin levels. I have learned new strategies to help me overcome my pain from the injury and feel more confident in my abilities.I would like to thank Tracy very much for all her help and support and look forward to continuing to work with her.
A youth footballer
"Following psychology with Tracy, I started being more positive and more confident and I don't get annoyed as much. I have stopped losing focus; being angry at myself and keeping things to myself"
National squad football player Tracy provides personal and specific techniques that work best for me. I have come a long way since having one on one psychology sessions with Tracy. She took time to listen and understand all aspects of my life and figured out ways that different techniques could work best for me. For example rather than writing and reading long passages, she uses audio e.g. voice recordings and music and short sharp quotes that help motivate me. I always feel better for the next few weeks following our meetings. I am fitter, enjoying life more, happier in my personal life and looking forward to a bright future. All with the help of an awesome psychologist and friend :).
Musselborough Windsor Football Club
I think it's the best thing we have aver done it is sooooo good and you learn so much I learnt stuff that I didn't think u would need to know for football I wish there was more than 9 weeks of it thought I think I could do with a couple of more weeks but over all really really good
The program is very good and made me more confident as a player and it was a great experience.
It was very good and helpful. It improved my performance and confidence. It was fun and enjoyable.
It helped me improve my confidence and how I think about going into a game. I enjoyed the team-building session because it boosted the teams confidence and strengths. It is a good program and helps teams. Come back to visit, Tracy.
The sessions were fun and enjoyable and I learned a lot. It improved my confidence because we done activities that people tell you what good things you bring to the team and it was fun and enjoyable. Hope you come back Tracy.
I enjoyed the team building and goal setting sessions the most. The program was great fun. Everyone had a laugh and enjoyed themselves and got involved in everything. I found out more about my team-mates and myself. I loved it.
It was fun and enjoyable. I liked the relaxation session the most. I would improve the program by having more sessions.
The program improved me and my confidence. I enjoyed the banter. I would tell others that it was a great experience.
This program is very good and fun. Its a good experience and it is also very helpful. It boots your confidence, and there is nothing bad about it.
Confidence Building and Dealing with Anxiety
"I learned how to turn anxiety around to a positive."
"It was interactive. I liked how easy it was to understand. Fabulous."
"The interaction was down to earth and comfortable."
"I would be happy to spend more time – e.g. a full day on a workshop like this."
"Fabulous workshop. Enjoyed meeting the group of like minded people. Tracy communicated the information and topic very effectively."
Performance Psychology for Coaches
"This workshop taught me how to deal with players emotions better, how to prepare players better and things to improve in my own coaching performance." "Great relaxed manner and group, I found this format easier to engage and learn."
"Good stuff again, learning lots from input. Good way for me to learn (focused time)"
"Excellent and informative."
"Interesting, upbeat and good examples."
"Great course. I really enjoyed it."
"Excellent workshop - look out for the approach to work with squad."
"Well presented and interactive. Loved it thank you."
Motivation and Communication for Swim Teachers and Swim Coordinators "I enjoyed the interaction and discussion"
"I enjoyed the workshop very much. It has given me a lot of food for thought about my own actions"
"I enjoyed the role play session of giving communication"
"I enjoyed the variety and I would improve nothing as I thought it was good. It was very enjoyable, thank you"
"I liked hearing different ways to lead and motivate - made me think about being teacher/leader"
"Good presentation way developed through interactive sessions. I enjoyed group discussions and real life examples"
"Tracy kept my attention so I was able to remember what was said. I enjoyed being in a group environment were everyone wanted to be there and were interested. I was happy with it all. A good mornings course well worth attending"
Getting the best out of your players for coaches
"Great goal setting ideas for individuals and teams. Identifying individual traits. Relaxed, informal, informative in a language I could understand. Excellent course. Not over powered with jargon and will be able to use in all aspects of coaching and life. Thanks"
"Great course, very informative. The discussions were a great way to pick up new things. The group exercises were fun (role play etc)"
"Help identifying different players needs. Enjoyed the clear delivery of the session."
"Very good course. I valued the information given, talking to others/other people's situations, and point of view. It was a good balance of activity and listening"
"A good blend of theory and demonstrations of how to apply it. It's clarity and abundance do examples to learn from. It was very interactive which added to the learning outcomes."
"This course was motivational and organised. Communication was very good. We covered a lot of points in this workshop. Always keen to learn and progress and develop. Great course. Thank you Tracy." "Interesting, fun and laid back"
City of Edinburgh Girls Football Academy
"Very good and beneficial - enjoyed all of it. I learned to be positive to yourself and teammates, picture a good performance and believe you can achieve it and set yourself targets"
"Learned a lot but at same time can have laugh at same time. 10 out of 10. Been very beneficial and I've enjoyed it."
"I learned different ways to motivate self, the reasons why I enjoy playing football and why I persevere at it and how significant a good attitude is. Enjoyed that it allowed you to reflect on what you could improve on and how disruptive your anger is. Effects to it. Sessions rated as beneficial"
"I learned not to give up, to take compliments and about self talk. I enjoyed the banter. It could been improved by being longer. Tracy is very fun and a good leader."
"I learned how to deal with mistakes, how to stay positive and not get angry and about self talk and how it affects you. I enjoyed that I didn't feel embarrassed about sharing things. It could be improved by having more of them. Tracy was really good and straight away I felt confident around her"
"It was a good laugh and helped me be more positive with taking shots"
"I learned how to deal with anger and frustration, better attitude on the pitch, being more positive and being more confident"
"Love the sessions, good laugh, worth coming along to."
"I learned to have a better attitude on the pitch, how to deal with anger, and be more confident"
"I learned about self talk, understanding the mental side of the pitch, being positive and not putting myself down. I enjoyed everything!"
"I learned how to control my nerves, the breathing exercise, and how to control attitude. I enjoyed everything. I thought it was great and useful and could be improved by having longer sessions"
"I learned confidence, motivation, and positive and negative thoughts. I enjoyed creating posters. These four weeks were great with Tracy" "I learned to encourage people, to do things when nervous, and motivate. I enjoyed speaking as a group"
"I learned the breathing exercise, about motivating yourself, and your attitude. I enjoyed learning about teammates"
"I learned how to calm myself down, what I should think before games and that my attitude should be better! I liked the person who took it!"
"Amazing, helpful and good! I enjoyed positive thinking!"
HIbs Girls Football Team
I think it has brought the teams closer than it was.
I loved it. Made a huge difference. Thanks.
It was a good laugh. I feel more confident now.
I enjoyed the block. Made everyone closer. It was good.
I think it brought the two teams closer and has helped me a lot
This has helped me a lot
I enjoyed it. It made us become more of a family/closer than we were before. I fairly enjoyed it. Made me happier.
Totally loved all of this block.
Good way of bonding with team mates and getting to know them better.
Hutchison Vale Boys
We had Tracy work with the group of boys we are currently coaching at football and found her input with the boys to be extremely helpful, also on a personal note I attended one of the positive coaching classes Tracy had put on for Hutchison Vale which was very helpful to myself in my own coaching role. - Head Coach
I would like to thank you on behalf of my son for the sessions that you did recently with the under 12 Hutchy team. He found them really useful particularly the goal setting session and the agility and speed sessions. The goal setting has really made him look at setting both short and long term goals and focussed him on how he can work to try to achieve these. The speed/agility sessions were good also,the boys are all so competitive and it would be really useful to do again at some point in the future to see if they have improved. Watching the boys play recently there definitely seem to working better as a team and communicating and celebrating well together which is good to see and I am sure this will bode well for them in the future,particularly next year in their first competitive season. Many thanks again and hopefully you can do some more work with them in the future.
This was excellent. Enjoyed the group session were we had to perform or complete little tasks. It helped me with gaining confidence to speak up and give my opinions. Helped me address areas in my game and personal life that were both good and bad and ways to help them or progress them. It improved my confidence of socializing in a large group.
Performance Psychology for Teams
The program helped me to be confident in myself. It was fun. It could have been improved by having more sessions
The sessions were very helpful and improved my confidence. I found them interesting.
The program made me more confident - the sessions were interactive and a lot of fun.
It was very fun and helped my confidence. It was good and could not be improved.
I liked that the sessions were fun and I liked my improvements.
I liked that it improved my skills and it was fun.
'The program was really good. I liked performance profiling the best.
Hutchison Vale Women's Premier League Team
Tracy has been working with the Women’s Team at Hutchison Vale for 4 months now. The impact the sessions have had on both the individuals and team as a whole have been astounding and have far exceeded my expectations from when Tracy and I first discussed the idea. Tracy’s ability to be able to engage with players on a one to one level and as a group are excellent and they have really embraced this new method of coaching. The team has come together and bonded through these sessions and the benefits on the pitch are clear to see, not only through results but in areas such as teamwork, self confidence and positive thinking. All these areas have benefited every player and taken their game to an improved level which has contributed to better team performances which was one of our aims this season. We look forward to this feature becoming a regular component in our training routine. - Head Coach
Tracy's sessions have made a real difference to our football team this season. It not only gives us a forum to talk about our personal and team performances, but Tracy has also introduced some really great strategies that are easy to implement on and off the pitch. This helps us communicate better as a team and find positives in our performances. On a personal level, I've found that i'm able to relax a lot more at training and in game situations. We all make mistakes, but it's how well we are prepared to deal with them and move on that counts. And thanks to Tracy, I think we've all benefitted from her call to "live in the moment". You'll have to try a session to find out what that means! As a team, we always come away from Tracy's sessions feeling more positive and ready for the next challenge!
I play for Hutchison Vale Ladies Football Club and Tracy's psychology sessions were not only a big part of our preseason training and but are an existing part of our current training regime. Her early group sessions were excellent since they allowed us to identify our strengths and weakness and she worked a lot with us on goal setting and visualization. Personally i feel more positive about what i can achieve and i feel that the team has become more relaxed and confident about what they can achieve too. Tracy creates a relaxed environment allowing us to share our thoughts and ideas.
I have had the pleasure of working with and supervising Tracy Donachie as she exemplified her roles as a Mental Health Counselor. Tracy consistently performed above and beyond her job requirements. She has a vast wealth of knowledge in the Mental Health field. She has experience on how to properly diagnose youth with metal illness, therapeutic interventions,along with documenting Tracy established a trusting rapport with Residents and their parents. This is evident as many times youth have participated in community based activities/functions solely because of Tracy's presence. Her management ability exceeds in multiple and diverse tasks. She is well organized, mission oriented and self-motivated.She has an innate ability to focus on the positive aspects of a difficult situation. Ms. Donachie is a dedicated team player who has worked with youth ranging from elementary to high school. She has been commended by parents,teachers,and her peers for her ability to recognize crisis and being swift to utilize verbal de-escalation techniques. I highly recommend Ms. Donachie for any position she applies, as she will be a great asset to your organization". - LaTrice (Garrett) Perry.
Tracey, it is wonderful to see you thriving and inspiring again. We miss you in the United States! Carson would not have the wonderful success of today in soccer without your training and positive influence in her life! You worked her hard while teaching her to love the sport of soccer! Keep up the great work!
Tracy worked with and coached my daughter Caroline when Tracy lived in Norfolk VA while attending Old Dominion University. Tracy's knowledge and dedication to the game of soccer inspired these very young players to develop the skills necessary to play the sport at a much higher level than they thought themselves capable.
My daughter, and so many other other young ladies continue to strive for excellence, both on and off the athletic field, as a result of those values instilled by Coach Tracy. We miss you Coach Tracy ! Scotland has regained a true national treasure that we here in the States were fortunate enough to share for a short while.Everyone from the Hampton Roads Strikers (formerly know as Athletic Club of Norfolk) sends a big "we miss you" to Coach Tracy.
Thank you so much for your coaching. Kyra grew phenomenally under your tutelage, and can see from a great player how she can get better and better. I have been talking for years about goals so very glad to have you come alongside her to recommend that as well. She could still use the prompting but it is a start.
Thanks again for your earlier work with our son. We appreciated your support and guidance. He learned so much from you