NEXT LEVEL COACHING – DECISION MAKING DURING GAMES: COGNITIVE MECHANISM

NEW TERMS Top Down Process – where you’re aiming to go Knowledge in the Game – knowledge based on past experiences and expectations combined with information in that game moment There are 3 distinct views that offer different interpretations of the role of cognitive mechanisms within a player’s decision making process and they center on...

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NEXT LEVEL COACHING – DECISION MAKING DURING GAMES: TIME

As mentioned in the introduction to this book-long post series, today is part 1 of about 18 looking at decision making within games, today looking at time. NEW TERMS Declarative Knowledge of the Game – facts or information of the game in general stored in long term memory Perception and Action – refers reacting the...

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NEXT LEVEL COACHING – DECISION MAKING DURING GAMES INTRODUCTION

With 2022 pre-season just around the corner, we’re continuing on with the “Next Level Coaching” theme in a mammoth series of posts based off this study, titled “What Cognitive Mechanism, When, Where and Why? Exploring the Decision Making of Amateur and Elite Rugby Union Players During Competitive Matches.” It’s a huge piece on it’s own...

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NEXT LEVEL COACHING – RETRIEVAL PRACTICE

Earlier in the week I posted about the forgetting curve and how you should review the previous day’s content as soon as possible, to scaffold learning for long term retention. Retrieval practice is one of the best ways to do this and here are some noted I gathered from education expert Doug Lemov on the...

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NEXT LEVEL COACHING – THE FORGETTING CURVE

I would read as much content teaching/learning as I do anything because as a coach you’re essentially a teacher, just not in an actual classroom. Instead of questions that need to be answered in words or numbers, football problems need to be solved with a mix of technical, physical and tactical solutions but in an...

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