Cliff Bailey was contracted as a support staff member to the Vodafone Junior Warriors (Under 20s) in 2008/2009. He developed off-field strategies for individual and team goal setting, team building and culture, and delivered motivational tools to the players through videos and seminars.
As coach of the Junior Warriors in those two years, I can say
that Cliff’s contribution was enormous in developing a
successful team, both on and off the field. Many of our young
players had never considered goal setting or culture to be
important and Cliff’s strategy and delivery was instrumental in
growing the players responsibility related to their own
NRL Assistant Coach, Vodafone Warriors
After 10 years of full time professional coaching in the United States university system you quickly learn the importance of the teaching environment and it’s correlation with sporting excellence. It is clearly apparent that Cliff has a very good grasp of the inner workings of an effective team environment and how to create it. From both an organizational and motivational perspective, his methods are spot on!
Spartakiade Athlete Development
Cliff has the ability to take ideas generated from the players and team management and mould them with values and practices which have proven success at international sporting level. He is able to deliver these ideas with clarity and emotion, which ensures players are motivated and “buy in” to what they themselves have initiated.
In short Cliff offers a service which addresses the people relationships within a
team – forming positive relationships is the basis and common element of
Tamaki College 1st XV Coach, Deputy Principal
Cliff Bailey has been a major influence in my progression as a coach over the past 2 seasons! I initially met Cliff over a coffee and it soon became apparent his knowledge, experience and outside the square thinking would be a huge asset to the team I coached! Cliff designed a session based around defining the team dream/vision for the season and came in and present a workshop to our team. Straight away he struck a chord with the players and within 20 mins he had our players thinking deeply and looking at not just the What but the How and the Why.
Cliff then helped me fine tune this workshop into a document that basically summed up our Team Dream, Team Values, the what, The why & The How. This was the blueprint to our season and something I have transferred again with a sevens team I also coach.
I would highly recommend Cliff as someone that can help any team environment to become more motivated, effective and focused! Thanks Cliff for all your help and guidance!
North Harbour Under 18 Development Head Coach
Cliff has a great knowledge of the game and has worked along side coaches like Tony Iro at the Warriors where he has gained alot of experience in the game.
It is great to work with someone who is passionate and who has a great understanding of the importance of structure and systems. Cliff has a lot to offer in developing the game of rugby league at our club and our team and would recommend him to anyone looking to develop their teams and clubs.
Tony Tuimavave, Auckland Warriors Player 1995-2000
Head Coach For Ponsonby United Rugby League Seniors 2010
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the work you conducted with our U18 development group on Sunday August 15th. The goal setting session was very specific and user friendly for this group of players, I personally found the session to be enlightening and stimulating. Your ability to enhance the session with a mix of media, anecdotes and group tasks greatly enhanced the opportunity to increase our players understanding of this subject and give direction for their personal goal setting.
Furthermore the insight into how self reflection of a player’s performance drives their training and playing goals was a massive step forward in thinking for many of these players, some of whom haven’t been exposed to this level of development.
Once again thank you for your efforts and work around this session, I have no hesitation in recommending you and your abilities for future clients or organizations.
Community Support Officer for Helensville, Kumeu, Massey and surrounding schools.
North Harbour U18 Development Coach.