The best-selling author of 'Teach Like a Champion' and 'Practice Perfect' makes a welcome return to the podcast and this time he has a new book out all about coaching 'A Coach's Guide to Teaching'.
Doug brings his considerable knowledge about the science of classroom teaching to the sports coaching world to support coaches on the court and field.
The book is written brilliantly and makes core scientific concepts accessible and practical.... it is prepared to explore ideas from a range of theoretical perspectives to open discussion about some key areas that are still hotly debated today.
You will hear me exploring some of this with Doug as some of the ideas don't necessarily map on to my perspective on coaching but I do my best to give them a fair representation. After all, I wouldn't want to be accused of not being balanced.
This is a great Christmas present to yourself so go ahead and get stuck in.
Craig Morris is a canoe slalom coach working within the elite performance pathway of British Canoeing. He has recently been shortlisted as a finalist in the Elite Performance Coach Category of the UK Coaching Awards.
Craig's journey into coaching is not a typical one but what comes across in this conversation is an individual who is thirsty for information and learning, willing to be vulnerable in approaching the application of ideas and completely committed to the needs of their athletes.
Key topics discussed include:
- Why you need to be meticulously planned to enable fluid (no pun intended) transitions in practice
- Whether planning fits an ecological approach to coaching
- The importance of leaving things open to challenge by the athlete
- Why coaching is like improvised comedy
I hope you enjoy
Stephen Rollnick provides consultancy, mentorship and training on the subjects of motivation, change, teamwork and Motivational Interviewing. He an Honorary Distinguished Professor in the School of Medicine in Cardiff University, Wales, UK with a research record focused on good practice in efforts to promote change and behaviour change among patients, clients and the practitioners who serve them.
Stephen's new book 'Coaching Athletes to Be Their Best: Motivational Interviewing in Sports' reveals why conventional ways of giving feedback and addressing conflict are often counterproductive, the book presents tried-and-tested methods for getting through to athletes and helping them to thrive.
In this fascinating conversation we explore:
- Why connecting with people is simple but very hard - How to roll with resistance - The secret to 'empathic listening' - How to avoid becoming a 'deficit detective'
Here is the link to the publisher's of Stephen's Book, you can get a 25% discount by using the code AFSPO at checkout.
To access the 'bonus episode' which I recorded with Dr Tim Anstiss in a web workshop with the Conclave learning community head over to https://www.patreon.com/thetalentequation