Spin it to win it: A comparison of constraints-led versus traditional coaching approaches

Chapman, Steven James (2015) Spin it to win it: A comparison of constraints-led versus traditional coaching approaches. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This thesis aimed to compare the effects of constraints-led and traditional coaching approaches on young cricket spin bowlers, with a specific research focus on increasing spin rates (i.e., Revolutions per Minute). Participants were 22 spin bowlers from either an Australia state youth squad or an academy in England. Results indicate that adopting a constraints-led approach can benefit younger, inexperienced bowlers, whilst a traditional approach may assist more skilled, older bowlers. The findings are discussed with regards to how they may inform the learning design of training programs by cricket coaches.

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ID Code: 90731
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Renshaw, Ian & Davids, Keith
Keywords: Bowling, Coaching, Constraints, Cricket, Dynamical Systems Theory, Ecological Dynamics, Ecological Psychology, Non-Linear Pedagogy, Self-Organisation, Spin
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 12 Jan 2016 05:44
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2016 05:49

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