Skye Eddy Bruce is the founder of the Soccer Parenting Association, an organisation with a mission of 'inspiring players by empowering parents'.
A former professional player, Skye has coached extensively in the youth and collegiate context, she is also a sought after Coach & Parent Educator and Club Consultant.
In this conversation we discuss the ways that coaches can develop strong relationships with players and parents. Skye explains a framework that she uses to support the creation of positive connections through the '4 dimensions of a 'sense of community''.
This is a fascinating conversation full of fascinating insight into the key relationships between coaches, parents and athletes.
Ben Franks is a researcher in skill acquisition at the University Campus in Football Business (UCFB) based at Wembley in London and he is also a goalkeeper coach. His research studied visual search behaviour in elite goalkeepers and sought to explore how they use their eyes to help them with anticipatory decision making.
This episode is made of 2 halves. The first half delves into the research and explores a range of challenging topics in ecological dynamics. The second half is more practical where we explore the implications of this research for coaches and how we can better create learning environments that help players with decision making and anticipation.
Hope you enjoy
Ben blogs at https://thedevelopmentpathway.wordpress.com/
He can be found 'rattling cages' on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ben__franks1
Alex Twitchen has spent all his life in coaching.
It is something that he has been able to combine as a career and as a practitioner. He is passionate about learning and development and is as passionate about helping other coaches develop as he is about the development of the players he coaches.
His most recent career move has seen him working in the 'University in the Cloud' so that he can bring more opportunities to help more coaches learn and develop.
We cover a lot of ground in this episode but here are some of the nuggets you will take away by listening...
Jelly Tot Football
The 'Open Box' curriculum for coaches
His new project to help coaches to develop other coaches
The flow between games based and constraints led approaches
Lots to take away!!
Hope you enjoy