Sometimes I read a text about learning in sports and my eyes and my heart become wide opened.
Such an article is the one I have read this morning, written by Mark O’Sullivan on footblogball about „a quiet revolution in swedish youth football and the idea of avoiding exclusion“. He wrires about the meaning of nonlinear pedagogy in motor learning and what this has to do with a new image of human beings or being human. The swedish revolution weiterlesen
A way to bring fun and sense in the daily tennis practice is to play with different rackets (old, with old strings, short rackets, large rackets…..) or/and different balls on different court sizes.
Example: Player A and B play rallies with their regular rackets. After every three played balls A changes the racket. This drill has psychological side-effects: players have to cope with changing constraints.
- play on targets
- play points, f.e. mini-tiebreak to 3
- with service/without service
- use additionally different balls
- moisten the grip of some rackets
Two very good articles about nonlinear pedagogy in skill acquisation and about constraints led coaching. As almost coming from soccer!
Mark Upton comes to a likable conclusion:
„The above is not a recipe or blueprint for success, nor is it a comprehensive disscussion of each principle (such as the inevitable “exception to the rule” situations). However, as a starting point they should prove helpful in navigating the complexity of learning design and player development. A useful activity may be to examine your current practice activities against these principles and see how they stack up. What might you do differently?“
Set targets outside of the regular court to overcome mental barriers.
- touch coloured or numbered marks with your right foot (left foot)
- stand with the back to the court, when you follow the command
- touch more than one mark and follow the announced colours or numbers
- marks are placed in a line
- marks are placed in a triangle
Surely you have players that are impatient in practice and matches. Things should happen immediately. But you are convinced that learning implicitly and differentially is sustainable and more efficient. Of course this requires the confidence of coach and player himself in his „self-organization ability“.
Ein wichtiger Baustein unserer Trainingsphilosophie, wenn nicht der entscheidende, ist die Kybernetik und die sich dadurch ergebende Idee von Wahrnehmung. Die Vorstellung von komplexen Systemen, wie auch der einzelne Mensch eines ist, erfordert neue Herangehensweisen an das Lehren und Lernen. In dem verlinkten Video wird die Kybernetik anschaulich beschrieben.