In the main season, this is in Germany in the months May to August, there is not so much time to think about theories or to read special literature about coaching. but it is the time of practice and developing drills.
One of my favourite – one of a lo – is the „Tic Tac Toe“ – drill, a constraints led coaching drill to improve tactics under pressure.
Training goals are improving tactics and mental strength, to play under pressure and having a lot of fun 🙂 .
Constraints-led coaching. Improve service, recovery and more
„Sprache schafft Wirklichkeit“ (Ludwig Wittgenstein
Über die psychologische Wirkung von Worten in der Kommunikation zwischen Coach und Spieler*in
Ein Artikel von Frercks Hartwig in Tennistraining Junior 3/2017. Über „Weiterlesen kommt Ihr zum Artikel.
Weitere spannende Artikel zum Kindertraining im aktuellen Heft.
A wonderful drill for doubles to improve recovery and arrangement with your double-partner. Implicit and constraints-led. Presented by Marc Philipp Detert at the „Tennisassistenten“-course 2017 at TC Rottweil.
Another constraints led coaching drill to improve service, return and recovery.
Whistle when you hit the ball….
This „Trick the mind-drill“ helps players in every stage, pro or beginner, to feel the rhythm, focus on contact point, set a signal for the partner on the other side, breath while hitting and its a lot of fun. Be sensible with neighbours 😉 .
„A child’s view of their own sporting experience is very different. It’s generally about fun, friends, competition, play, learning and a love of the game. That’s easy to forget if you’re an all-too-serious adult.“
„Through sport, children enjoy the opportunity to learn so many lessons that apply to life. Achievement, failure, team work, adaptability, winning, pride, overcoming adversity, purpose and more. If we create environments with the player at the heart of it that includes challenge, but is driven by understanding then we can help them navigate through the ups and downs, ensuring they develop as people and players. Adopting and accepting non-linear pedagogy means that the coach embraces the learning process from their own and the player’s perspective, resulting in an ability to work with the many forces at play.“