Nice drill, posted by Matt Kuzdub. By itself and with some variations, this is also a good exercise to improve decision making and executive functions. By the way we can use it as „Trick the mind“-Drills to improve mental strength.
1. set target on both sides;
2. use targets in different colours (f.e. one red and one white):
a) player announces the target before hitting the ball („red“ or „white“);
b) coach announces the target (colour);
c) player or coach uses animal names for the targets (red=“tiger“; white=“cheetah“)
d) coach or player announces target (colour) and speed or spin (f.e. „red-topspin“ or „red-save“, ….)
e) player or coach announces target (animal) and uses another animal name for spin or ball height (f.e. „snake=flat“, „giraffe= high over the net“), then f.e. „tiger-snake“ or „tiger-giraffe“,….
In the next edition of the coaches journal „TennisSport“ will be published an article about games for Kids starting with tennis. In our „tradition“ of non-linear pedagogy. All games are implicit and constraints led by changing rules, material, environment and tasks.
Auf meinem Blog www.innercoaching-blog.de beschreibe ich den „constraints led approach“ im Lernen von Technik und Taktik im Sport als den besten und wissenschaftlich fundiertesten Zugang zum effektiven und nachhaltigen Lernen. Constraints led coaching steht in engem Zusammenhang mit einer „non-linear pedagogy“. Beide Begriffe lassen sich nur schwer ins Deutsche übersetzen. Ich finde in der wissenschaftlichen Literatur keine passende Übersetzung. Kann mir da jemand weiterhelfen? Vielen Dank
In my blog I describe the“constraints led approach“ in learning and improving skills in sports as an evidence based approach for effectiv and sustainable learning. Constraints led coaching is connected with „non-linear pedagogy“. I can’t find no translation into german for both. Any ideas? THX
We have talked a lot about non-linear pedagogy in modern ways to teach skills in many sports. This is very often a view on the details of helping young and older players to improve their expertise in their games.
The following article by Wayne Goldsmith sets a brighter view on the pathway coaches, society and sports industry seem to go. Goldsmith describes that there is something wrong with this idea of a defined „sports pathway“. There is, as we have recognized in coaching skills and tactics, nothing linear.
This is something very important that influences our view on our sport and on our clients!
As in particular (in trainings and coaching) we need a global view: „You’ve got to start again and think differently.“