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Ryan McCallum with Outstanding Player award on defense
Max Emond and Marc-André Charbonneau with Outstanding Player awards on offense

Le samedi, 24 mars 2012, la Ligue de Football Bantam du Québec a tenu son gala annuel de remise de prix pour clore la saison 2011. L'événement a eu lieu comme d'habitude à  la salle de réception Place Desaulniers à  Longueuil.

Ce qui avait rendu spéciale cette célébration était le fait que c'était le premier gala depuis que le nombre d'équipes dans la ligue avait monté à  32 suite à  sa fusion avec la Ligue Montréal Métro au printemps 2011. Selon les chiffres officiels, 632 personnes y ont assisté, représentant toutes les équipes parmi lesquelles on comptait 1620 joueurs et entraîneurs pendant la saison dernière, les responsables de la ligue, des invités et des représentants des médias. Parmi les participants on trouvait une délégation de 16 personnes représentant l'équipe des Stallions bantam de St-Lazare.

Le gala s'est entamé officiellement à  midi avec un message de bienvenue par le vice-président de la LFMQ Louis Poulin qui était le maître de cérémonie. Il avait ensuite introduit chacun des invités qui y étaient présents :
  • Adrian Davis, ancien joueur de la LFBQ et un membre actuel des Stampeders de Calgary
  • Robert Hurtubise, Directeur Technique de Football Québec
  • Stéphane Nadon, entraîneur de l'équipe MU17 de la LFBQ au tournoi Challenge Wilson
Il a également introduit tous les membres du comité exécutif de la ligue. La remise des prix a alors commencé avec la présentation des trophées du championnat de la saison régulière donnés à  la meilleure équipe de chaque division :
On Saturday, March 24, 2012 the Quebec Bantam Football League held its anual awards banquet to close the 2011 season. The event took place at Place Desaulniers reception hall in Longeuil as usual.

What made this celebration special was that it was that the first awards ceremony since the league expanded to 32 teams after its merger with the Montreal Metro League in the spring of 2011. According to official figures there were 632 persons in attendance representing all the teams, whose players and coaches amounted to 1620 league members last season, league officials, invited guests and representatives of the media. Among them was a delegation of 16 persons representing the St-Lazare Stallions bantam team.

The banquet officially began at noon with a welcome address by QMFL vice-president Louis Poulin who was the master of ceremonies. He began by introducing each one of the invited guests who were:
  • Adrian Davis, former QBFL player and a current member of the Calgary Stampeders
  •  Robert Hurtubise, Football Quebec Technical Director
  • Stephane Nadon, coach of the QBFL MU17 Wilson Challenge team
He also introduced all the members of the league's executive committee who were in attendance. The presentation of awards then started with the regular season championship trophies given to the top team in each division:

division Bill Allan :  Lasalle Warriors
division Earl de la Perralle :  Laprairie Diablos
division Bob Mironowicz :  North Shore Cheetahs

Ensuite, les équipes ci-dessous ont reçu les prix pour les meilleurs ensembles d'entraîneurs :
The awards for the Outstanding Coaching Staff in each division were then presented to the following teams:

division Bill Allan :  Lasalle Warriors
division Earl de la Perralle :  Laprairie Diablos
division Bob Mironowicz :  Boucherville Grizzlis 2

Les quatre trophées gagnés au cours des séries éliminatoires ont été presentés aux équipes suivantes : The four playoff trophies were presented next to the following teams:

Coupe d'Or AAA :  North Shore Lions
Coupe du Président :  Richelieu Pirates
Coupe AAA :  St-Lazare Stallions
Coupe d'Or AA :  North Shore Cheetahs

Robert Hurtubise avait ensuite parlé des programmes différents d'excellence offerts par Football Québec, y compris les équipes MU18 et MU20 et le Challenge Wilson. Il avait également fourni des informations sur les bourses de 500 $ que les joueurs peuvent recevoir s'ils se qualifient à  l'équipe d'étoiles.

Stéphane Nadon, d'ailleurs, avait parlé des préparatifs pour le tournoi Challenge Wilson MU17 2012 o๠l'équipe LFBQ sera le seul représentant d'une ligue civile. Il a indiqué que tous les joueurs qui reçoivent des prix au cours du gala recevront aussi une invitation au camp de sélection qui aura lieu le 12 mai au stade Keith Ewenson à  Lasalle. Il a également encouragé tous les autres joueurs qui sont intéressés à  jouer pour l'équipe LFBQ à  manifester leur intérêt et à  participer au camp de sélection.

Une fois il a terminé son discours tous les participants ont été invités à  profiter d'un déjeuner buffet, tandis qu'une série de photos prises pendant les matchs de la saison 2011 ont été affichées sur plusieurs écrans géants.

Vers 13 h 30 on avait commencé la remise des prix individuels pour les meilleurs joueurs à  l'offense, la défense et les équipes spéciales dans les trois divisions. Dans l'ensemble, 41 joueurs de la division Bill Allan, 48 de la division Earl de la Perralle et 35 de la division Bob Mironowicz ont reçu des trophées. Parmi les récipiendaires on trouvait trois joueurs des Stallions bantam de St-Lazare qui ont été reconnus pour leur performance au cours de la saison 2011 :
Robert Hurtubise then talked about the different Excellence Programs, including the MU18 and MU20 teams and the Wilson Challenge, offered by Football Quebec. He also provided information about the $500 bursaries that players can receive if they qualify for the All-Star team.

Stephane Nadon, on the other hand, talked about the preparations for the 2012 MU17 Wilson Challenge tournament where the QBFL team will be the only one representing a civil league. He indicated that all the players who receive awards at the banquet wil also receive an invitation to the try-out camp which will take place on May 12 at the Keith Ewenson stadium in Lasalle. He also encouraged all other players who are interested in playing for the QBFL team to indicate their interest and to attend the try-out camp.

Once he finished all the participants were invited to enjoy a buffet lunch while a series of photos taken during the 2011 season games were shown on several projection screen.

At about 1:30 pm the presentation of individual awards for Outstanding Players on offense, defense and special teams in all three divisions began. Overall, 41 players from the Bill Allan division, 48 from the Earl de la Perralle division and 35 from the Bob Mironowicz division received trophies. Amongst the recipients were three St-Lazare Stallions bantam players who were recognized for their performance during the 2011 season:

Joueur par Excellence à  l'Offense
receveur / division EdlP
Max Emond
Outstanding Player Offense
receiver /
EdlP division
Joueur par Excellence à  l'Offense
ligne offensive / division EdlP
Marc-André Charbonneau
Outstanding Player Offense
o-line /
EdlP division
Joueur par Excellence à  la Défense
tertiare / division EdlP
Ryan McCallum
Outstanding Player Defense
tertiary /
EdlP division

(il est importante à  noter que le prix décerné à  Marc-André indique comme sa position un receveur. Cependant, sur le terrain il a toujours joué sur la ligne offensive.)

Les derniers prix qui ont été présentés étaient les prix pour les joueurs les plus utiles aux positions de quart-arrière, porteur de ballon, receveur, ligne offensive, ligne défensive, démi défensif, secondeur et les unités spéciales dans chaque division. Les cérémonies se sont achevées vers 14 h 15 avec quelques remarques finales de Louis Poulin pour officiellement clore la saison 2011 et ainsi marquer le début de la saison 2012.

On peut trouver la liste complète des lauréats dans le fichier PDF ci-dessous de même qu'un reportage très complet sur cet événement sur le site Footbec.

Je tiens à  exprimer mes remerciements à  la présidente de la ligue Marie-Josée Lee pour avoir rendu possible mon assistance à  cet événement et pour ainsi pouvoir apprécier combien la ligue a changé depuis le premier banquet auquel j'ai assisté en février 2005 à  la suite de la saison 2004.

(important note: the award presented to Marc-André indicates his position as a receiver. On the field, however, he always played on the o-line)

The final awards to be presented were the Most Valuable Player awards at the QB, RB, WR, OL, DL, DB, LB and special teams positions in each division. The ceremonies concluded at about 2:15 pm with some final remarks by Louis Poulin to formally close the books on the 2011 season and mark the start of the 2012 season.

The complete list of award winners can be found in the PDF file below and a very comprehensive report on this event can also be found on the Footbec site.

I wish to express my appreciation to league president Marie-Josée Lee for making it possible for me to attend the event and see how much the league has changed since the first banquet that I attended in February 2005 following the 2004 season.


liste complète des récipiendaires de prix
link to 2011 QBFL banquet award winners
complete list of award winners
link to photos of some of the people who attended the banquet
Photos des personnages
Photos of participants
link to photos of the banquet facilities
Photos des installations
Photos of the facilities
link to photos of award winners
Photos des gagnants de prix
Photos of award recipients

Stallions Serge Pilon receives Offense MVP award from Patrick Gregory
Lakeshore Cougars players and coaches with their trophies

Quatre joueurs des Stallions midget et cinq joueurs de l'équipe des Cougars de Lakeshore midget ont reçu des prix au cours du gala de la Ligue de Football Midget du Québec pour la saison 2011. L'événement a eu lieu le samedi, 3 mars 2012 à  l'Hôtel le Reine Elizabeth comme d'habitude. Ce fut la 34e fois dans l'histoire de la ligue que cet événement a eu lieu.

Au total, environ 500 personnes y ont assisté dont la majorité c'était des joueurs, des entraîneurs et des parents. Parmi eux se trouvait une délégation d'environ 16 personnes des Stallions de St-Lazare et d'environ 20 personnes de l'organisation des Cougars de Lakeshore. Les membres du comité exécutif de la ligue étaient aussi présents ainsi qu'un groupe d'invités, y compris des joueurs actuels des Alouettes Marc Fisher et Charles Rooke, des anciens joueurs de la LFMQ et du football professionnel Adrian Davis, Shawn Mayne et David de la Perralle et quelques entraîneurs-chefs actuels tels que Allan Ramsay ( l'équipe junior des Stallions), Patrick Gregory (Cégep John Abbott), Cherif Nicolas (Cégep du Vieux-Montréal) et Clint Uttley (Université McGill).

Avant le début du gala, dans une salle adjacente, des divers exposants présentaient des informations sur leurs produits, leurs services ou leurs équipes de football. Parmi eux se trouvaient :
  • équipes junior: Stallions de St-Lazare et Cougars de St-Léonard
  • Cégeps: Vanier, Victoriaville, Champlain St-Lambert, Champlain Lennoxville, Collège John Abbott, Édouard-Montpetit et Lionel-Groulx
  • fournisseurs: Jostens, Schutt, Russell, Riddell, Athletic Academy
L'événement actuel a commencé à  14 heures avec un message de bienvenue par les maîtres de cérémonie Tony Iadelluca père et Louis Poulin et un défilé de bannières des équipes. Après cela, les participants ont dégusté un repas de trois plats en regardant à  même temps une vidéo de 50 minutes de faits saillants des matchs de la saison 2012 préparée par Billy Mourelatos.

Un peu après 15 heures la cérémonie de la remise de prix a commencé avec la présentation des épingles de reconnaissance aux bénévoles qui ont donné cinq et dix ans de service à  la ligue. Ceci a été suivi par deux brefs discours de motivation par Cherif Nicolas et Clint Uttley. M. Nicolas a parlé de la nécessité d'avoir un plan de match de la vie qui ne repose pas principalement sur le football, d'exécuter ce plan et que l'on mesure le succès par le dernier choix que l'on fait. M. Uttley, d'autre part, avait parlé de l'importance du football midget dans sa propre vie, comment le football est devenu pour lui un style de vie au lieu d'être simplement un sport, que les joueurs d'aujourd'hui doivent utiliser leurs compétences de football pour obtenir une meilleure éducation et il a terminé en mentionnant une statistique importante que moins d'un pour cent des joueurs au niveau universitaire ont jamais une opportunité d'essayer même de se qualifier pour une équipe professionnelle.

Les premiers prix à  être présentés étaient les trophées des championnats de la saison régulière qui ont été gagnés par les Grizzlis de Boucherville et les Warriors de Lasalle. Après cela, les prix pour les sélections à  l'équipe d'étoiles ont été remis aux joueurs des divisions Wilbert Scott et Bruno Heppell dans les catégories défensives, offensives et les équipes spéciales. Les prix des joueurs par excellence pour les deux divisions à  l'offense, la défense, ligne offensive et ligne défensive ont été ensuite remis suivi par la présentation des trophées aux trois équipes gagnantes des séries éliminatoires : le Vicas de Victoriaville pour la Coupe du Président, les Cougars de Lakeshore pour la Coupe Jack Simpson et les Wildcats de Laurentien-Lanaudière pour le trophée Doug Britton. Les joueurs suivants des Stallions de St-Lazare ont reçu des trophées :
Four Stallions midget players and five players from the Lakeshore Cougars midget team received awards at the Quebec Midget Football League awards banquet for the 2011 season. The event took place on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel as usual. This was the 34th time in the league's history that this event was held.

Altogether, approximately 500 persons were in attendance comprised mainly of players, coaches and parents. Among them was a delegation of about 16 persons representing the St-Lazare Stallions and about 20 persons from the Lakeshore Cougars organization. In addition, the members of the league's executive committee were there as well as a group of invited guests including current Alouettes players Marc Fisher and Charles Rooke, QMFL alumni and former professional football players Adrian Davis, Shawn Mayne and David de la Perralle and current head coaches such as Allan Ramsay (Stallions junior team), Patrick Gregory (John Abbott College), Cherif Nicolas (CEGEP du Vieux-Montréal) and Clint Uttley (McGill University).

Prior to the banquet, various exhibitors presented information about their products, services or football teams in an adjacent hall. Among them were:
  • junior teams: St-Lazare Stallions and St-Leonard Cougars
  • CEGEPs: Vanier, Victoriaville, Champlain St-Lambert, Champlain Lennoxville, John Abbott College, Édouard-Montpetit and Lionel-Groulx
  • suppliers: Jostens, Schutt, Russell, Riddell, Athletic Academy
The actual awards proceedings began at 2 pm with a welcome message by masters of ceremonies Tony Iadelluca Sr and Louis Poulin and a display of team banners. After that, the participants enjoyed a three course meal while watching a 50-minute video of game highlights from the 2012 season prepared by Billy Mourelatos.

Shortly after 3 pm the actual awards ceremony began with the presentation of recognition pins to volunteers who have served with the league for five and ten years. This was followed by two short motivational speeches delivered by Cherif Nicolas and Clint Uttley. Mr. Nicolas talked about the need to have a life game plan that is not based primarily on football, to execute that plan and the success is measured by the last choice that one makes. Mr. Uttley, on the other hand, talked about the importance that midget football had in his own life, how football became a lifestyle for him instead of just being a sport, that today's players should use their football skills to get a better education and he finished by mentioning an important statistic that less than 1% of players at the university level ever get a chance to even try to make it to a professional team.

The first awards to be presented were the regular season championship trophies which were given out to the Boucherville Grizzlis and the Lasalle Warriors. After that, the awards for players selected to the All-Star team were handed out for the Wilbert Scott and Bruno Heppell divisions, in defensive, offensive and special teams categories. The Most Valuable Player awards for both divisions, for offense, defense, o-line and d-line were then handed out followed by the presentation of the playoff trophies to the three winning teams: the Victoriaville Vicas for the President's Cup, the Lakeshore Cougars for the Jack Simpson Cup and the Laurentien-Lanaudière Wildcats for the Doug Britton Trophy. The following St-Lazare Stallions players received awards:

Joueur le Plus Utile à  l'Offense division WS
Serge Pilon
WS division MVP Offense
Équipe d'Étoiles Receveur division WS
Alex Pilon
WS division All-Star Receiver
Équipe d'Étoiles Démi Défensif division WS Gerry-Dean Mavrokefalos
WS division All-Star DB
Équipe d'Étoiles Ligne Offensive division WS Colin Dewar
WS division All-Star O-Line

Parmi les joueurs des Cougars de Lakeshore, les personnes suivantes ont reçu des trophées : Amongst the Lakeshore Cougars, the following players received awards:

Équipe d'Étoiles Ligne Offensive division WS John Mellos
WS division All-Star O-Line
Équipe d'Étoiles Receveur division WS Jerome Miller
WS division All-Star Receiver
Équipe d'Étoiles Quart-arrière division WS William Lemire
WS division All-Star Quarterback
Équipe d'Étoiles Ligne Défensive division WS Lucky Daniels
WS division All-Star D-Line
Équipe d'Étoiles Sécondeur division WS Greg Hanson
WS division All-Star Linebacker

Le gala s'est achevé à  peu près à  16 h 30 avec la distribution à  toutes les équipes d'un livre commemoratif pour la saison 2011.
Les liens aux photos prises au cours de l'événement sont disponibles ci-dessous :
The ceremony finished at about 4:30 pm with the distribution to all the teams of the 2011 season year book.
The links to photos taken during the event can be found below.

link to photos of exhibitors
Photos des exposants
Photos of exhibitors
link to photos of the banquet facilities
Photos des installations
Photos of the facilities
link to photos of award winners
Photos des gagnants de prix
Photos of award recipients

Patrick Gregory in his ofice
Patrick Gregory and Islanders football team at the 2012 Hudson St-Patrick Day parade

Peu de temps après l'annonce émise par le CEGEP John Abbott qu'ils avaient choisi Patrick Gregory comme son nouvel entraîneur-chef de l'équipe de football des Islanders je l'ai contacté et j'ai lui demandé s'il acceptait de faire une entrevue afin de permettre a tout le monde de lui mieux connaitre ainsi que d'apprendre quel est son approche par rapport a une équipe de football collégiale de point de vue d'un entraineur.

Il avait accepté l'invitation et le 6 février je l'ai rencontré à  son bureau au Collège John Abbott, o๠nous avons passé a peu près 40 minutes en discutant de nombreux sujets sur le football en général de même que l'équipe des Islanders en particulier. Il était clair dès le départ qu'il apportait avec lui une approche radicalement différente au programme de football et jusqu'à  quel point il s'est engagé à  rendre le programme un succès.

Le texte ci-dessous représente un résumé de ses positions sur de nombreux sujets différents. On peut trouver l'entretien complet dans le fichier PDF ci-joint.
Shortly after the announcement that John Abbott College had selected Patrick Gregory as its new head coach of the Islanders football team I contacted him and asked him if he would agree to do an interview so that everyone could find out more about him and his approach to coaching a CEGEP football team.

He agreed and on February 6th I met him at his office at John Abbott College where we spent about 40 minutes discussing many different aspects of football in general and the Islanders team in particular. It was clear right from the beginning that he was bringing with him a radically different approach to the football program and how committed he was to make the program a success.

The text below represents just a summary of his position on many different topics. The complete transcript of the interview can be found in the attached PDF file.



About the selection of his coaches

It's almost set. Offensively we're pretty much set. From last year, our o-line coach Steve Graham is returning. Steve was someone that I had a chance to coach when I was at Concordia and also when I came here and I started asking around about how things went down Steve was someone who got high marks from the players and also from the people down here. The other guy we added is a gentleman called Bob Bindon. Bob will work with our o-line. Also, Bob was the head coach at John Abbott until 1997 when they were AAA. I coached with Bob at Concordia, 98 to 2001. We went to the Vanier Cup together. Bob coached at Concordia and went on to coach at McGill and spent last year at Queen's. We also retained Yves Cuillerier. He was on the staff last year as a receiver coach. The last gentleman on offense that we have is a guy called Jeff Roberts. Jeff is a Greenfield Park guy, who was part of some great football teams at Champlain Lennoxville as a player, at Bishop's as a player, and he's gone on to coach extensively since then. On defense, we brought back Lou Chapman as the d-line coach. Lou was the head coach of the Abbott team before Justin and Lou is still employed at Abbott as an academic advisor, very passionate guy about football. The last gentleman right now that's official is Pierre-Paul Dorélien. I know Pierre-Paul through common friends. Pierre-Paul was at CVM, Vieux-Montreal, when the program started to change direction and was part of some great teams at CVM.

(ed.: since this interview, the Islanders have added Marc Faubert and Derrick Joseph to their defensive staff. Marc is a Phys. Ed. teacher at St-Thomas High School. He is a former John Abbott football player who coached there in the 90's before moving on to Concordia University. Derrick and Patrick Gregory go back to their days at Bishop's. He was an outstanding CIS football player there. He is an experienced football coach who most recently was part of the North Shore program. Derrick was the DC for the 2011 Mustangs.)

About his approach to coach selection

The thing for me that is important, I mean, John Abbott has a long tradition of football. They've played football since the early seventies. Lots of successes and there is a lot of people for whom Abbott means a lot, it's been a big part of their lives and Bob and Lou and Steve even, there is some people there, their roots run deep at Abbott. But I also wanted, it was important to bring a kind of fresh outlook also. I'm part of that, obviously, because my roots at Abbott are just starting but it was also important in the coaching staff that that would reflect that.

About off-season training

Our players have been handed a weight training plan, they're working out with that. The other phase, what we call the agility workout. We're going to have 12 of those, once a week, we start on Thursday and then we are going to go every Tuesday evening and basically we're developing the explosiveness and movement skills. They'll be one hour sessions in a team format.

We'll start to work together, the coaches and the players, and start to build for 2012. Then the second part is what we call football specific workouts. We'll have eight of those. We start on February 25, then we have seven more through March and April.

About goals for the upcoming season

What I haven't done is set goals in terms of wins and losses and I probably won't do that. We have set objectives on what we want to get out of our off-season, our winter/spring workouts from building team cohesion, from learning how to work hard together, bringing energy and enthousiasm and all that. This program is going to be better. There is no doubt in my mind it's going to succeed from a football point of view. In terms of wins and losses, but rather than focus on that, the core word is focus on the process, focus on the culture, and I believe that. I believe you have to look at how you do things, put in place the structure to do things in the right way and surround our program with good people, good, talented people and once we do that then the rest will take care of itself and I firmly believe in that.

About the support that the football program receives at John Abbott

I'll tell you what, Zbig, there is no doubt that the level of passion, the level of excitement that the guys have is no less than what I have experienced at university level. And I would even apply that to John Abbott - there is a buzz, a level of excitement about the changes that are on the way and that goes beyond just the people in athletics. It's very clear, there is people that genuinely want to see the football program in our case or the athletics be something that we're very proud of and at the same level as some of the other things at the school. I sense all of that. The people I've talked to have all been very helpful, they all want to know how I'm doing, they all volunteer some help.

About differences between CEGEP and university football, especially three downs vs four downs.

I told you, I'm exited about that. I might petition for a fifth down but I don't know if I would get that. I'm looking forward to play calling four downs. I've been doing it for the last 10 years at the three down level. To me, as an offensive guy, to be able to have that extra down, to be able to run on a first down if you choose to and still be able to have an open situation. A pass on a first down, even if it's incomplete, you can still have an option to run or pass, I think it's outstanding. I'm looking forward to four downs.

About his approach to building a team

I think you have to have in place a structure, a system, a terminology that you put in place. That's your base and then you need to be able to tailor it to where your strengths and your weaknesses are. You have to play to your strengths, you have to play away from your weaknesses. You have to be able to use what you have and attack your opponent's weaknesses and maybe work around what their areas of strength are without necessarily changing who you are from week to week.

About his approach to recruiting players

I've visited, I haven't kept count, probably at least 12 different high schools individually and basically what I do when I go in, I'm going to Cite-des-Jeunes tomorrow, we've been to Dalbé-Viau, College Ste-Anne in Lachine. But what I want to do is I want to go into these schools, first of all make them aware of John Abbott, who we are, what we do. I want to tell them about what our plan is, what our vision is for this football program and I also what to find out in those schools if they're graduating players of quality that have an interest to study in the West Island, studying at John Abbott, studying in English, playing football out here and all that. My challenge, our challenge, is to go and find those Abbott guys, guys that are looking for a high academic experience, they're looking for a good football experience also.

About relationship with midget teams

I'm sensitive to what's going on, you know, and what I've told the coaches that I've spoken to is that, especially with the North Shore, Lakeshore, St-Lazare, we're in each others' backyard and that we're basically neighbors anyway. So, I'd like to put in place a relationship of respect and also a relationship of working together. I understand what they're trying to do, I understand how much it means to them to be successful and I don't need to tell them how important that is to us also.

About making JAC games more visible

You know what would be interesting, even if we couldn't get it televised, I think the whole aspect of webcasting that would be definitely an avenue now that could be interesting. I understand there is cost in televising and all that but I think now you could do it on a webcast probably with minimum technology as far as the camera and stuff. I think there is stuff there that can be done for sure.

About his own coaching style

My plan is to coordinate the offense and play call this year on offense so obviously I'm going to be very involved in the play-by-play progress of the team on offense. I also, as the head coach, have to be in control of special teams and then defense but my approach on game day I can be pretty passionate. I'm pretty passionate about football. How it's perceived I think the closer we get to game day, the closer we get to those very emotional moments the calmer I tend to be. My experience at university, I tend to be more calm in those types of moments just because I think that's what you need to be.

About his approach to leading the players

I think you need to be consistent. I think what the guys will struggle with, if you're calm and all of a sudden you're a madman. I think they'll adjust, they'll know that some guys are in your face passionate,some guys will love that, some guys it won't be as effective but if it's consistent they'll be able to adjust and usually prosper with it. I think what's hard is when they're not too sure what to expect. I think when they expect to be yelled at and they're not yelled at or when they're not used to that and all of a sudden it comes out I think that's where most difficulties come from.

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