Should we seek, or create, cricketers who are “coachable”? Can we even agree what we mean by “coachable”?
I came across a fascinating article quoting Brittney Reese, multiple World and Olympic Champion in the long jump, on the process of becoming a champion.
A story from the 2013 World Championships was especially interesting. Reese, at that time the reigning World Champion, had only just managed to qualify for the final.
“…my coach told me to ‘stop acting like a girl, and just jump’.
That night I went back, looked at the film and tried to figure out where I was going wrong.”
This was presented as evidence of Reese’s “coachability”, but I’m not sure this really demonstrates “coachability”, not as I understand the term, at least. Continue reading Coachability – is it a thing?