Nov 10, 2019
"Can you turn the skill into a game?” That is the challenge
from this week on the Way of Champions Podcast. Join us as we talk
with Dr. Ian Renshaw, Senior Lecturer at Queensland University
of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. We discuss the
fundamental ideas behind teaching children, how we as coaches
inhibit earning by prioritizing a good looking practice drill over
developing the athlete, and how meet the individual needs of a
large practice squad.
Highlights from the Discussion:
Why aren’t kids taught how to learn in sport?
How do you meet the needs of all the kids in a class of
What are some fundamental ideas behind teaching kids?
Are we being realistic about what we teach and the age of the
Are we limiting our gameplay by having drills in practice too
Representative Learning Design, explained
How do we as coaches prevent athlete development through
practice strategies that are out of date?
Coaching is about developing awareness, so we should be
putting our kids in situations where they have to be
Challenge: Can you turn the skill into a game?
Dr. Renshaw is a former P.E. teacher, who’s day job has been
about teaching and researching sports coaching, skill acquisition
and sport psychology for over 25 years now. Outside of this, Ian
has coached and continues to coach a range of sports, but largely
focuses on cricket coaching from 8 year olds through to adults,
football and rugby union. Ian is particularity interested in
developing constraint-led approaches for P.E. and coaching.
Connect with Ian Renshaw
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