Jonny McMurtry runs a brilliant blog called www.coachingthecoaches.net. His articles cover some fascinating subjects that really challenge thinking and stimulate debate. He is currently researching coaching at the University of Queensland exploring athlete motivations and what this means for coaches looking to ensure that players remain engaged and reduce drop out.
In the conversation we cover the following....
- What his research found that was important to players and how coaches had lost sight of this.
- His views on the nature of the sports experience for young people in talent pathways
- Why 'dynamic thinking' might be at the heart of players centred coaching experiences
- What 'Self Determination Theory' can tell us about athlete motivation and how it can help us provide better coaching experiences
Hope you enjoy