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Moving away from being a 'playstation coach' - A conversation with England U18 Basketball Co

Alan Keane coaches the England boys U18 basketball team. Alan Keane has been on a journey! I know it's a cliche but if ever the phrase was applicable it with Alan.

In this remarkably honest and refreshingly candid conversation Alan shares his transformation from being a coach that only cared about results, tactics, techniques and compliance to becoming a coach that cares about the person, their learning, their development and their ownership of the process of development.

Highlights from the discussion include:

  • Alan's developmental journey and how he has a 'triangle of influences' that guide his learning.

  • How he had to get more vulnerable than he thought possible to expand his horizons

  • How he called a time out and only said 3 words "talk to me"

  • How letting the players guide their timeouts led to transformational insights (from the quietest player on the team)

  • His experiences of taking what he had learned into his work environment as a teacher and the unbelievable results for the teachers and the pupils

There is so much in this podcast...I challenge you to take it all in in one sitting!!

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