Alex Lascu is a researcher and cricket coach from Australia. She has dual Bachelor's degrees (Exercise Science & Psychology) from the University of Queensland and is now studying a PhD at the University of Canberra. Alex is passionate about the pursuit of research in sport, focusing on talent development of female cricketers.
In this conversation we explore some of Alex's thoughts about coaching and athlete development in cricket as well as delving into some of the really interesting findings of her research.
In this conversation we cover the following...
Alex's approach to assessing the level of variability in practice sessions
Why here PhD supervisors can't believe the fact that the practices she studied are all exactly the same
Her thoughts on the role of emotions in the creation of learning environments
Will Roberts is a senior lecturer in sport and exercise at the University of Gloucestershire.
His teaching and research interests revolve around two key areas; the sociology of sport, and coaching pedagogy. His PhD examines the role coaching has in providing social and personal change.
In this conversation we explore the challenges that coaches face when adopting a constraints led approach to coaching, we also discuss the importance of a strong understanding of human movement and bio-mechanics is important to support effective practice design.
We also delve into a project that he is leading that adopts a non linear approach to the development of physical literacy for children in schools and clubs.
Constraints Led Approach Book
Sam Jarman is back and this time he is really challenging some of my conceptions of what we understand to be the reality of the youth sport experience. In this episode we delve into philosophical psychology as we explore whether what we value in sport is actually a product of social and cultural constructs which restrict us from genuinely exploring the nature of our experiences and limiting our abilities to tap into genuine human well-being through play, creativity and exploration.
This is a mind bender, and you will hear me trying to get my head around some of the ideas and try and bring them to life through relevance to my own experience.