A constraints-led approach to talent development in cricket

Renshaw, Ian & Chappell, Greg (2010) A constraints-led approach to talent development in cricket. In Kidman, Lynn & Lombardo, Bennett J. (Eds.) Athlete-centred Coaching : Developing Decision Makers. IPC Print Resources, United Kingdom, pp. 151-172.

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The aim of this chapter is to increase understanding of how a sound theoretical model of the learner and learning processes informs the organisation of learning environments and effective and efficient use of practice time. Drawing on an in-depth interview with Greg Chappell, the head coach at the Centre of Excellence—the Brisbane-based centre for training and development in cricket of the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and Cricket Australia—it describes and explains many of the key features of non-linear pedagogy. Specifically, after backgrounding the constraints-led approach, it deals with environmental constraints; the focus of the individual and the implications of self-organisation for coaching strategies; implications for the coach–athlete relationship; manipulating constraints; representative practice; developing decision-makers and learning design including discovery and implicit learning. It then moves on to a discussion of more global issues such as the reactions of coaches and players when a constraints-led approach is introduced, before finally considering the widely held belief among coaches that approaches such as Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) ‘take longer’ than traditional coaching methods.

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Item Type: Book Chapter
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Athlete-centred Coaching -
Developing Decision Makers
An athlete-centred, humanistic approach to coaching is a powerful tool to
enable athletes to learn and encourage them to own and take responsibility for the development of a quality team culture. The result is enhanced athlete performance and a thriving, supportive team environment.
Athlete-centred Coaching: Developing decision makers (second edition) promotes a philosophy of creating sportspeople who are great human beings. Six coaches and three athletes-involved in sports from international to school-aged level-share their knowledge, stories and philosophies, offering practical insights into how athlete-centred coaching can be put into practice. These successful, athlete-centred, humanistic coaches inspire their athletes and encourage them to make informed decisions. These coaches' stories of success offer a pathway by which coaches in pursuit of athlete excellence can adopt an athlete-centred, humanistic approach in their
own practice.
Edited by Lynn Kidman and Bennett J. Lombardo
Coaches Featured:
 Mike Ruddock
 Lyn Gunson
 Matt Powell
 Guy Evans
 Greg Chappell
 Mark Norton
 Don Tricker
With Guest Authors:
 Gareth Jones
 Paul Cooper
 Ian Renshaw
 Christian Edwards
 Rick Humm

Table of contents
Chapter 1 - Being Athlete-centred: the Humanistic Coach
Chapter 2 - A Critical Analysis of an Athlete-centred Approach
Chapter 3 - Mike Ruddock, Worcester Warriors Director of Rugby
Chapter 4 - Lyn Gunson, International Netball Coach
Chapter 5 - Matt Powell, Rugby Player, Turned Coach
Chapter 6 - Team Culture - Guest Author: Gareth Jones
Chapter 7 - Play and Children - Guest Author: Paul Cooper
Chapter 8 - A Constraints-let Approach to Talent Development in Cricket -
Guest Author: Ian Renshaw with Greg Chappell
Chapter 9 - Guy Evans: the Challenges of Change - Guest Author Christian
Edwards with Guy Evans
Chapter 10 - Mark Norton, Riccarton High School Volleyball Team
Chapter 11 - Don Tricker, Former New Zealand Black Sox (Softball) Coach
Chapter 12 - How's Your Coaching? - Guest Author: Rick Humm
Chapter 13 - Asking Meaningful Questions
Chapter 14 - The Future (Quo Vadis): Where Do We Go from Here?

Keywords: Constraints-Led Approach, Coaching, Skill Aquisition, Non-Linear Pedagogy, Decision-Making
ISBN: 9780956506504
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > HUMAN MOVEMENT AND SPORTS SCIENCE (110600) > Motor Control (110603)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 IPC Print Resources
Deposited On: 27 Jul 2011 01:31
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2016 14:32

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