Coach Ed: Coaching Articles

The role of a coach extends beyond mere instruction; they are the bedrock upon which athletes build their skills, strategies, and passion for the sport. As sports evolve — with new techniques, strategies, and research emerging — it's imperative for coaches to continually update their knowledge. This commitment to lifelong learning ensures that they remain effective mentors, providing their athletes with the most current and effective training methodologies. Moreover, a coach's dedication to learning serves as a powerful model for athletes, instilling in them the value of constant growth, adaptability, and the pursuit of excellence both on and off the field.

The Game-Based Approach to Coaching: A Scientific Insight into Effective Sports Training

The coaching landscape across various sports has witnessed a profound shift from traditional, drill-based training methods to a more holistic, game-based approach. This paradigm shift is backed by an ever-growing body of scientific evidence pointing towards its efficacy. Learn More...

Transactional vs Transformational Coaching:  Navigating the Philosophies of Athlete Development

In the vast realm of sports coaching, methodologies and philosophies often evolve in response to new understandings of athlete psychology, performance research, and societal shifts. Two coaching philosophies that have garnered significant attention in recent years are transactional and transformational coaching. Both have their merits, but they operate on very different principles.  Learn More...

Mark Bennett's Performance Development System

Mark Bennett, a former British Army Physical Training Instructor and international consultant, has spent decades refining his approach to coaching and team dynamics. His Performance Development Systems (PDS) stands out as a notable contribution to the world of sports coaching and beyond.  Learn More...

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