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Dan Christensen
Total Posts: 82
02-14-20 01:11 AM - Post#894164    

I'm still working my way through these.

Rafe Kelley goes deep on his parkour/ nature boy approach to coaching skills.

It's got a funky post-Ido Portal vibe to it.

It's a rich stew, but the crux is, we learn better in appropriately scaled games than we do in drills and progressions. An example from martial arts would be light sparring games vs. drills and kata. p-podcast-35/ er-shawn-myszka-emp-35/

Shawn Myszka works with your American football types. s-with-peter-verdin/

Unfortunately, sound quality is patchy.

Mostly the information is at the level of theory, so there aren't any immediate changes I can make, but I'm intrigued what people who actually coach for a living make of this.

Edited by Dan Christensen on 02-14-20 01:17 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.
Dan John
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02-14-20 09:46 AM - Post#894175    

Thank you for sharing this!
Daniel John
Just handing down what I was handed down...

Make a Difference.
Live. Love. Laugh.
Balance work, rest, play and pray (enjoy beauty and solitude)
Sleep soundly. Drink Water. Eat veggies and protein. Walk.
Wear your seat belt. Don’t smoke. Floss your teeth.
Put weights overhead. Pick weights off the floor. Carry weights.
Reread great books. Say thank you

Dan Christensen
Total Posts: 82
02-19-20 02:10 AM - Post#894422    

Cheers Dan

If you make it through and want to post thoughts, I'd be delighted!

A few other little ideas I liked:

1) Coaching at maximum complexity that the athlete can handle. If problems occur, regressing 'just enough'.

So, in kickboxing, if something comes up in sparring, dial down to reduced sparring, then an easier sparring-game, and only dialling all the way back to padwork or shadow boxing if that's the only way to fix the problem.

The argument is around the 'drill trap': drills give immediate, tangible progress, but don't necessarily embody the sorts of problem-solving and rich information processing that carries over to game day.

2) Not having too many cognitive cues. Getting around paralysis by analysis by working with 'intent'.
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