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What if…?

Comments (0) Posted in Learning, Practice, Questions by Phil Amos on September 4th, 2015

Our Learners

What if our learners set their own challenges and design their own games and tasks to meet those challenges?
What if our learners have opportunities to lead and make decisions?
What if our learners work cooperatively in groups and contributed to each other’s learning?
What if our learners are given time to reflect on their practice and performance, draw conclusions and progress in their own way?
What if our learners take the opportunity to progress at their own pace?
What if our learners work things out for themselves?
What if the tasks our learners practice, make sense and seem relevant to their development?

What if all this happens at once?
What if all this happens all the time?

The Coach

What if the coach plans for this to happen?
What if the coach organises things so this happens?
What if the coach observes and does just enough to facilitate and accelerate learning whilst all this is happening?

Who’s driving the car? Who’s building the road?

Where’s The Enemy?

Comments (0) Posted in Feedback, Questions by Phil Amos on August 11th, 2010

Whilst I was tutoring an athletics coaching course recently at the Army School Of Physical Training in Aldershot, we talked about developing our athletes’ techniques.  We decided that as coaches we could help our athletes develop their techniques by offering various interventions.  These could be: giving a new instruction; showing our athletes a demonstration of what we would like to see; or perhaps we could give feedback to our athletes telling them what went well; what could be improved and what they need to work on. » » » Read more