Question time – ECB Coaches Association Conference, day 2

After the buzz of day 1, my day 2 at the ECB Coaches Association had a much more philosophical twist to it.

Probably for the best, after participating in Ian Renshaw’s “Club Constraints” session on Saturday, then waking early on Sunday morning to listen to the end of the Women’s Ashes ODI.

So I was ready to sit, listen and think by the time we got going on the morning of day 2.

And I wasn’t disappointed.

What is coaching?  And how did you develop your coaching skills?

How do we build communities (or teams) in the Social Age?  How do we create the space for excellence to emerge?

What is a game? [And why do we stop playing them and put so much emphasis onto drills?]

With special thanks to Stuart Armstrong, Julian Stodd, Ian Renshaw (again) and Chris Cushion, for providing some of the answers, but mostly for asking the questions.

Published by Andrew Beaven

Cricket coach, fascinated by the possibilities offered by the game. More formally - ECB level 2 cricket coach; ECB National Programmes (All Stars & Dynamos Cricket) Activator Tutor; Chance to Shine & Team Up (cricket) deliverer; ECB ACO umpire.

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