„You do not play the game, the game plays you and then it works best.“ (after Carlos Santana)
„Du spielst nicht das Spiel, das Spiel spielt Dich und dann läuft es am besten.“ (frei nach Carlos Santana)
“For 4 or 5 of us (on our street) it was football direct. But it wasn’t just football. We played tennis, table tennis, floorball, ice hockey. In the street I grew up it was mainly ‘sports families’, it became a ‘sports street’ and this is how I got in to sport”. (Eric Forsberg, RB Leipzig, Nationalteam Sweden)
A wonderful and must read article. Rosenbaum shows that the role of the coach has changed from „showing how to do it right“ to a guidance and learning process manager. Also the „learning process“ itself has changed from „practice mode“ with the focus on the technique of skills thought as the basis to play the game to a „game mode“ with a lot more tools than traditional approach from the beginning.
*“Daniel L. Rosenbaum is a Wingate Institute and ITF Level 2 Coach with a Social Sciences bachelor degree from the University of Sao Paulo. During a long and successful career he has done a lot in the Tennis industry and makes a strong contribution to enrich and improve players and coaches. Since 1982 he has been working at all the levels designing and implementing tennis programs for young beginners, adults, juniors and professional players, promoting the game and the participation in sport. As an assistant, speaker and producer, Daniel has participated in several national and international tennis courses, conferences and workshops; has been conducting more then 200 coaches courses and is responsible for thousands of certifications
Among many activities he founded with Carlos Kirmayr and coordinated the Coaches Education Department for the Brazilian Tennis Confederation and directed the Achievement Program at the Israel Tennis Centers.“
The Blog www.innercoaching-blog.de now has the title
„Coaching in sports – new ways in learning“. Started with the thoughts and ideas of Timothy Gallwey and others about Inner Game and Inner Coaching the scaffolding of the blog is more. From there, we started thinking outside the box.
We included all aspects with an evidence-based background that deliver a change in coaching in sports („new ways in learning“): constraints led approach, external focus, differential learning, non-linear pedagogy, implicit learning, theory of dynamical systems,….
„Game appreciation and the development of tactical awareness should precede development of the motor skills of a game: Ideas related to ‚what to do‘ and ‚when to do‘ should precede ‚how to do it‘!“ (Rink, French & Tjeerdsma)
„Players have to learn to play – they do not necessarily need to know a lot.“ (E. J. Hossner)
„The research on teaching games ist exciting and demonstrates the willingness to move the discussion of which ist the best way to teach beyond an ‚I believe“ stage.“ (Fink, French & Tjeerdsma, 1996)