The future of coaching…what are we meant to do?

There has been some discussion of the future direction of cricket coaching in the UK, specifically for younger players at the “participation” stage, on the Cricket Coaches Worldwide group on LinkedIn and also on the PitchVision Academy Cricket Show podcast.

There does seem to be support for the concept of games-based learning, although possibly with some reservations about the role of coach intervention and feedback in directing the learning.

But there might be the risk of a divergence of opinion between new coaches going through the latest level 2 coach development programmes (CGBL, outcomes-directed) and those coaches for whom “outcome” was just one leg on one of the coaching bugs.

look at that bugI wonder if the intention is to develop non-linear, constraints-led coaching practice?  To “let the game teach the game” for the younger players?

So coaches deliver increasingly sophisticated, games-based programmes where success in the game can only be achieved by the player who adopts a technique that at least nods towards the “core principles” of each technical skill?

Hence, any coaching intervention is designed only to facilitate successful games outcomes, not to match a specific technical model.

Too clever by half?

It is going to be fun finding out.

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theteesra

Cricket coach, fascinated by the possibilities offered by the game. More formally - ECB CA cricket coach working at the MCC Academy, the Essex Indoor Cricket Centre, and with the junior sections at Oakfield Parkonians CC & Regent's Park CC. ECB ACO umpire.

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