Myths of Sport Coaching — mini review

Myths of Sport Coaching, edited by Amy Whitehead & Jenny Coe, presents a fascinating review of some of the most fervently believed myths sport coaching. The contributors, who use published research to explain why the various myths lack foundation, and, in many cases, go on to suggest alternative approaches, again backed by research. It is, …

The Spectrum of Sport Coaching Styles — mini review

I was very taken by Mosston’s classification of teaching styles with decision making as a central defining characteristic (see Reflections on and with Mosston’s Spectrum of Teaching Styles) — when the decisions are taken (pre-delivery, delivery, post) and by whom (teacher or learner) — so I was especially interested to see how the Teaching Styles …

How fast was that one? Opportunities for bowlers and their coaches

Fascinating article from Cameron Ponsonby for espncricinfo.com, on why some quick bowlers are perceived by the batters to be “quicker than they look”. Cameron’s article starts to unpack the phenomenon of the “heavy ball”, and why some bowlers manage to hustle the batters more than another bowler who looks to be bowling quicker. But I …