May 5, 2019
Stuart Armstrong is the Head of Coaching for Sport England.
Prior to Sport England, he was the Player Development Manager for
the Rugby Football Union. He is one of the world’s top experts on
player development pathways and skill acquisition, and has helped
thousands of coaches in the UK create better learning environments
and develop deeper relationships with their players.
His sports coaching experience is in golf, cricket, field
hockey, rugby, and soccer. He leverages the knowledge gained from
the various sports he has coached to help create multi-sport,
player-focused training programs that assist athletes in not only
developing sold skill foundations but great off-field skills to
help them succeed in life.
Highlights from the Podcast:
Min 10: What is Talent? OR Talent vs Ability
Min 18: Why it is important for a coach to develop more than
just the technical and tactical
Min 24: How to shift the coach mindset from ignoring the
psychological side of coaching athletes
Min 31: Finding the balance of sports knowledge and people
Min* 41: The difference between technique and skill
Min 47: Checking for understanding
Min 52: Combining the art of coaching with the Science of
Min 1:13 What if we identified players not just during
competition, but at practice?
Min 1:20 Examples of great Programs that are “doing it
- The Talent Equation, The Podcast [Link]
- WOC #16 Stuart Armstrong, Head of Coaching for Sport England,
“Learning Happens in the Ugly Zone” and other coaching factors
- WOC #96 “Success is Not an Accident; Success is a Choice” with
Alan Stein Jr., author of Raise Your Game: High-Performance Secrets
from the Best of the Best [podcast]
- WOC #31 Mark Bennett, Founder of Performance Development
Systems, How Coaches Can Shape Behavior, Influence Training Habits,
and Build Accountable Teams [podcast]
- WOC #50 It’s Time for Coaching Educators to Start Teaching
Coaching and Stop Teaching Sport Science with Olympic Coaching
Educator Wayne Goldsmith [podcast]
- 'Carving nature at her joints' - A conversation with Andrew
- Non-Linear Pedagogy and Skill Acquisition, by Jia Yi
- Playing with a 'clumsy pig' using a 'sandbox' in a 'fishtank' -
A conversation about games with Amy Price [podcast]
- Coaches are terrible at Talent ID, so we must be architects of
an optimal learning environment: A discussion with Dr. Joe Baker
Connect with Stu Armstrong
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