NLP, ED, CLA — coach’s glossary

I have written previously about my conversion to non-linear pedagogy (NLP) and a constraints-led approach (CLA) to skill development. I believe it works, and, for me, CLA simply feels more honest (and interesting) than the “coach as instructor/guru” approach — “do it this way because I say so” or “…because that’s they way we have …

Using the bowling machine — what are we looking at?

I spent a couple of hours on Saturday feeding a bowling machine for U13 trialists.† Some had clearly batted a lot against a bowling machine (some were simply more accomplished batters), but it was notable how some simply weren’t lining up the ball properly. It has been reported how the delivery method (bowling machine vs. …

Making warm-ups more engaging, more fun, more relevant; introducing Zoom, Schwartz, Profigliano

Fascinating thread from Philip O’Callaghan aka @Mr_Tennis_Coach on the importance of the warmup. If you use it right, the warm up is one of the most important parts of the session. But coaching courses do a terrible job showing you how to make the most of it. Philip O’Callaghan Philip’s thread provides some activities that …