To the most frequent articles in forums for coaches in social networks belong videos of players in training sequences. Coaches set pictures of their players from practice to get from other tcoaches tips for technical corrections.

In the comments on the videos you will find many motivated and well-meaning advices from colleagues from all over the world. In most cases, this is about „tips“ for changing the technique.

But there are also articles from coaches who ask the right questions about the videos: „In what context was the video recorded?“, „How are the results (not visible in the video) of the hit?“, „Balls were in play or is the play-off from the basket? „, ….) Questions weiterlesen

Peace of cake 2

Constraints led coaching: modify court-size.

(This drill is created by Chris Koehler, TMS Coach)

A and B play rallies. The size of court is modified (picture). This makes a difference and forces both players to a modified view on the game and on tactic.

You can play matches in the violet court or in the yellow court (advanced players). Picture 1 is for warm-up in the service-fields.

Players are forced to to overthink their strategies. Peace of cake 2 weiterlesen

The card game

 Changing individual constraints, here: the attentional focus. Focusing on the next point can be difficult. This game can help players to focus only on the next point. Each player is given a set of playing cards und turns over the top card without showing it to the other player. Whatever the number on the card is, that is the number of points required to win the match. The partner does the same. Neither side informs the opponent until the winning point has been scored. (found in Jia Yi Chow et al. Nonlinear pedagogy in skill acquisation, p 157)

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