In this brand new series titled ‘Essential Coaching Strategies’ I am joined by Nick Winkelman from Athlete’s Performance. During this episode we discuss the following:
- Two big ideas about practice and coaching
- What is practice variability how does it impact planning a practice?
- What is contextual interference?
- What are the 3 different ways to use contextual interference during a practice?
- Is there a magic number when it comes to repetition of learning a motor skill?
- How can a coach know when it’s best to use block practice versus serial practice?
- Do these have age implications?
- Players who practice great but can’t transfer it to the game
- 5 Big Ideas about practice
- Using block practice to build self-confidence
- Systemically driven coaches count the minutes while intrinsically driven coaches look for moments.
- Feedback can elicit discussion that gets in the way of practice. Watch out for athletes who try to use conversation as a way to manipulate or avoid certain parts of practice
- There is a danger in trying to accomplish too many objectives in a single practice
- Practice shapes the brain!
- Plus more!
Nick is the Director of Education at Athletes’ Performance where he oversees all mentorship education courses and is a full-time strength and conditioning coach. Nick has a diverse coaching background within the sports performance field working with NFL Combine Preparation, Tactical Athletes, Fire Fighters and many other sports. For more about Nick click here.
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