After-school club — programme planning

I was booked to run an after-school club this half term — an hour per week, yrs 7&8. What follows is an outline of the programme and session plans, with an indication of the Objectives I was working towards. N.B. Most of the “planning” was actually done on-the-fly. I knew something of the School’s objectives …

Rosenshine’s Principles of Instruction — 8.5 out of 10 ain’t bad

I posted last year on my understanding of Barak Rosenshine’s concept of “learner rehearsal” and how it might be applied in coaching. Rehearsal is a key concept in Rosenshine’s 10 Principles of Instruction, developed in the context of teaching in the classroom. Leaving aside, for now, the question of whether coaching for (sports or movement) …

From a “holistic approach to talent development” to suggestions for grassroots coaching

I was very taken by this infographic from Alex Lascu, and the thinking behind it. It captures so much of what I believe is good about current coaching practice, but also sets a high standard for “talent pathway” coaches to aspire to. There was some discussion on Twitter of the applicability of the advice to …