Is the Goal of Coaching to Educate or to Train?

I am preparing to teach a class on constraints-based coaching, and spent the weekend looking at different online videos in order to “flip” the classroom. I have returned to the video below several times because of one of its early points about education and training. […]

High school, AAU, and European club basketball as player development systems

Last week, I wrote about the weekly training schedule for the Unicaja Malaga junior teams. The only comment concerned education. On another site, I saw AAU basketball criticized for its negative impact on education, following upon the ESPN OTL discussion on AAU vs. high school basketball. While my main point for this piece is player Read more about High school, AAU, and European club basketball as player development systems[…]

Coaching or Training?

Vern Gambetta has a post titled “Are you coaching them or training them?” Gambetta wrote: Those who are training the athletes are counting reps, looking at the stopwatch and shouting out times. Those who are coaching are closely observing the athlete, commenting on technique, encouraging and correcting. You can teach a anyone to yell out times Read more about Coaching or Training?[…]