A Constraints Led Approach is not ‘just’ Another Game-Centred Approach (Mark O’Sullivan)
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.“
Nicely put to the point by Ivan Lendl, the coach of the world number one Andy Murray. Whether he argues in the sense of our coaching philosophy of INNER COACHING, perhaps a daring presumption. Nevertheless, the quotation says a lot and supports our methodological approach: game-oriented and action-oriented instead of technology-oriented.
„Techniktraining? Habe ich mit Andy noch nie gemacht – null….Zum einen, weil ich daran glaube, dass es zwischen 27 uns 29 schlichtweg nichts mehr bringt. Zum anderen, weil ich mies im Techniktraining bin.“
Schön auf den Punkt gebracht von Ivan Lendl, dem Coach des Weltranglistenersten Andy Murray. Ob er damit im Sinne unserer Trainingsphilosophie des INNER COACHING argumentiert, wäre vielleicht eine gewagte Vermutung. Dennoch sagt das Zitat etwas aus und unterstützt unsere methodische Vorgehensweise: spiel- und handlungsorientiert statt technikorientiert.