In the next edition of the coaches journal „TennisSport“ will be published an article about games for Kids starting with tennis. In our „tradition“ of non-linear pedagogy. All games are implicit and constraints led by changing rules, material, environment and tasks.
Improving service, court covery and creativity in a game based and constraints led drill.
You can play f.e. 10 points from the deuce court side and 10 points from the add court side or you can play a regular counted game.
More about the contraints led approach and the service:
This might look easy, …
but the constraints led approach in coaching is a lot of preparation and a lot of knowledge about learning principles.
In this videos, experts talk about creating an instability in the learner and the advantages of implicit learning.
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 🙂 .
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.
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