There have been several recent allegations of abusive coaching behaviours in British Olympic and Paralympic sports. Not in any way to condone what has been reported recently, but I find it difficult to believe the coaches involved are (or started out as) the bullies and abusers they are now revealed (alleged) to be. Or that […]
Challenging question — do the words we use to explain sometimes get in the way of understanding? We use a lot of words in cricket. And a lot of them mean exactly what we mean them to mean… What is a “front foot defensive stroke”? Or a “pull”? Sometimes, we only confuse when we explain.
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 […]