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 🙂 .
The double field is enlarged behind the base line to the fence that surrounds the court (yellow lines). Draw additional lines from base-/doubleline to the fence
Drill to improve tactics, reaction, court recovery in doubles, dialogue, special skills like volley (topspin), withstanding high pressure and playing lob and smash.
And a lot of fun 🙂 .
Constraints-led coaching. Improve service, recovery and more
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.
“Let the drill do the talking and the athlete do the walking”
In this article Nick Winkelman is talking about science of coaching and using new scientific knowledge in developing skills in sports. He gives an overview about constraints led coaching, the advantage of external focus, differencial learning and optimizing the transfer from pratice to the game. As we already know 😉 this implicits a new communication between player and coach.
Winkelmann is the head of athletic performance & science for the Irish Rugby Football Union. Prior to working for Irish Rugby, Nick was the director of education for EXOS (formerly Athletes’ Performance), located in Phoenix, AZ. As a performance coach, Nick oversaw the speed and assessment component of the EXOS NFL Combine Development Program. Nick has also supported many athletes in the NFL, MLB, NBA, National Sport Organizations and Military. Nick is an internationally recognized speaker on human performance and coaching science, and has multiple publications through the UKSCA, NSCA and IDEA Health and Fitness.
„Don’t just be proud of practice, but look at how practice and training actually transfers to the field. If you’re making baseball players faster, does it actually result in more stolen bases? If you’re making golf players stronger, can they actually drive the ball farther and more accurately when they’re on the golf course?“
This link leads to a presentation by Nick Winkelmann with
objects about coaching in running. Using goals, errors, constraints, external focus, contextual interference and differencial learning:
- Discuss a technical model for sprinting from a dynamic
- systems perspective
- Discuss an error model for sprinting from a dynamic systems
- Discuss a constrain-based coaching model with emphasis placed on instruction/feedback and practice design
Nonlinear pedagogy in coaching tennis. Another constraints led drill. This time to improve the precision of your service and to confront the returner with differing situations in a game situation. Serving through the „middle“ is an important skill for doubles.
Nonlineare Pädagogik im Tennistraining. Ein weiterer durch Einschränkungen manipulierter Trainingsdrill zur Verbesserung und Erweiterung der Bewegungs-, Technik- und Taktikoptionen. Ziele: Verbesserung der Auschlagspräzision und Konfrontation des Rückschlägers mit veränderten Rahmenbedingungen in Spielsituationen. Der Aufschlag durch die MItte ist eine wichtige Fähigkeit für das Doppelspiel.
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