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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.


Updated: Nov 17, 2020

Being the 'guide by the side' with your children is really hard. You are supporting them with making decisions and encouraging them to make choices and you don't want to be imposing your dreams on them. In this video I share an approach that I took with one of my kids that has been bearing fruit (so far).


The video really explains the key principles behind the ecological approach to skill acquisition and contrasts them against the approaches advocated in the 'information processing' / 'technique led' approach. Rob explains why you can't mix the two and also dispels some common misconceptions about why the reality of the difference is actually valuable as it makes things simpler and easier to navigate for practitioners. There are a lot of academics and high brow people who have looked down their noses at anyone suggesting that you couldn't overlap the approaches because 'it depends'. This great video explains that 'you can't have it both ways', you either buy into the approach or you reject it.

I would love to hear your thoughts and views about this. We will be discussing this in the next Conclave gathering...if you would like to join us then head over the my Patreon page and join the would be great to learn with you.


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