Follow-up: The coaches toolkit revisited (3): deliberate practice vs. deliberate play

Many thanks to @ImSporticus for including this post in his weekly round-up of re-posts — it generated quite a few comments. This, from Phil Kearney: “As a means to move away from a “versus” mentality, I really like Whitehead’s description of freedom (play) and discipline (practice) as “…two rhythms, now one of which is louder, […]

The coaches toolkit revisited (3): deliberate practice vs. deliberate play

In the iCoachKids MOOC, “Coaching on the Ground: Planning, Doing and Reviewing”, coaches were challenged to review their coaching practice. I have looked at my use of the coaching tools themselves, and of the spectrum of practice types, Blocked-Variable-Random. In this final section, I wanted to look at the question of Deliberate Play vs. Deliberate […]

Change the game…or change the coach? ECB Coaches Association Conference, part 3

The theme for the 2017 ECB Coaches Conference was “change the game”. Over the weekend, we were challenged to think about how we coach, what we coach, about the type of coach we were or aspired to be, even about the environment in which we coach. So perhaps, rather than changing the game, we were […]