The Superbowl is coming this weekend!!
As my excitement increases in the build up to the amazing global showcase of sporting endeavour and razzmatazz, I thought it was the perfect time to invite the human encyclopedia of all things movement skill in the NFL, Shawn Myszka (aka @movementmiyagi on Twitter) and author of the amazing blog 'Football Beyond the Stats' back on the podcast to share some of his insights on some of the star players of the season and geek out about skill acquisition and coaching.
In this discussion, Shawn shares some of the challenges he has faced this year facing up to some limitations in his coaching repertoire supporting athletes who are "hyper adaptable on the field but not hyper adaptable off the field!" He also dissects some of the star movers of the year, shares his approach to challenging players and taking them outside their comfort zone and we explore some deeper concepts around adaptability.
This is one not to be missed.
Some stuff from Saquon Barkley to drool over!!
For this episode I asked some of the guests I have had on the show over the year to drop by for a little Christmas sin dig so that they could share their reflections and learnings from the year. It is a bit of a crazy whirlwind of a conversation with people coming and going and we cover a lot of ground but there is some gold in these reflections.
I hope you enjoy it and have a fantastic Christmas and an amazing New Year.
Stuart and here is the video as a little extra Christmas present...
Calvin Betton has the life that would be the envy of many. He travels Europe coaching and helping young tennis players to strive to break into the professional ranks. It's a tough life but somebody's got to do it...right? Not necessarily...
In this episode we get an inside picture of the life of a tennis coach working at the cliff edge of the talent space...the key transition zone from promising junior to top level adult. In the episode we cover...
The big gap in coach education that meant that skill acquisition was only covered at level 5!
The questions he asked a tennis legend about the advice he was giving to aspiring players to use drills to become better tennis players
Why people don't understand what good coaching looks like
How he creates intensity using 'pressure training'
His innovative method of giving feedback called 'bandwidth feedback'
His approach to 'challenge point theory' called 'training on the edge'
There is a wealth of insight in here that we were able to benefit from because of a rainstorm in Greece...a brainstorm in the rainstorm (ahem)!!
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