Mar 18, 2022
Ed Coughlan (@DrSkillAcq) qualified as a sport scientist before specializing on the concept of practice-transfer in his PhD and subsequent research. He is a senior lecturer in applied sport psychology, expertise and coaching science at Munster Technological University, where he is a research lead in the domain of skill acquisition. Edward's work is published in peer-reviewed journals and several coaching science books. He is a regular guest on podcasts, radio & television and national media as a recognized expert in the field of skill acquisition. His consultancy work as a skill acquisition specialist with athletes and coaches reflects his coaching philosophy to coach to the environment and interact through question and challenge to stimulate lasting, successful, robust change in behavior. He is a founding member of Movement & Skill Acquisition Ireland, and has worked with organizations such as UEFA, Chelsea FC, European PGA Tour golfers, rugby and more.
In our conversation today we discuss the importance of deliberate practice and how to build it into your sessions, Ed's acronyms ASPIRE and PEAQ that will turbo charge your coaching, session design, giving athletes ownership of your sessions, and so much more. It is a top notch conversation that could have gone on for hours. Connect with Ed @DrSkillAcq or DrSkillAcq@gamil.com.
ANNOUNCING THE 2022 WAY OF CHAMPIONS VIRTUAL CONFERENCE, JUNE 25-26: Yes, we are going virtual again in 2022, and we have already amassed an incredible lineup of guests that we are ready to announce, with more to come. Joining us this year are:
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