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In the Sports Coaching podcast, I invite coaches from various sports, contexts and backgrounds as guests to join me in exploring and discussing a wide variety of topics within the world of Sports Coaching.

The Sports Coaching Podcast with Sam Holmshaw Samuel Holmshaw

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In the Sports Coaching podcast, I invite coaches from various sports, contexts and backgrounds as guests to join me in exploring and discussing a wide variety of topics within the world of Sports Coaching.

    The Sports Coaching podcast - Series 1 - Episode 7 - Games based coaching

    The Sports Coaching podcast - Series 1 - Episode 7 - Games based coaching

    In Episode 7 of the Sports Coaching podcast, I'm joined by Jack Rolfe, the Founder of 'The Coaching Lab'. In this episode we talk 'Games-based coaching'. We provide an introduction to the concept and briefly discuss the games-based vs drill-based debate. Finally, Jack gives us some tips from his experience on how to begin using the games-based approach in our coaching practice. We also highlight some useful models from academia.

    Check out my website to see the models we spoke about: https://samuelholmshawfootballcoach.wordpress.com/podcast/

    • 46 min
    The Sports Coaching Podcast with Sam Holmshaw (Trailer)

    The Sports Coaching Podcast with Sam Holmshaw (Trailer)

    • 48 sec
    The Sports Coaching podcast - Series 1 - Episode 6 - Growth Mindset

    The Sports Coaching podcast - Series 1 - Episode 6 - Growth Mindset

    This week I'm joined by Bruce Aitchison, current Housemaster at Merchiston Castle School. Bruce has had a wealth of experience in both coaching & teaching, ranging from being head coach at Boroughmir RFC to coaching in Hong Kong, New Zealand & the USA and holding the role of deputy head teacher at Hawick high school. In this episode we chat Growth Mindset. Bruce gives us an introduction on both Growth & Fixed mindset, and talks the use of approaches to use as a coach, teacher, parent to create a growth mindset with our players/athletes. A really great listen, not just for coaches but for teachers, parents and carer's too!

    • 59 min
    The Sports Coaching Podcast - Series 1 - Episode 5 - Perceptual-cognitive expertise

    The Sports Coaching Podcast - Series 1 - Episode 5 - Perceptual-cognitive expertise

    In the latest episode of the Sports Coaching podcast, I'm joined by Dr Dave Alder, Senior lecturer of Sports Coaching at Leeds Beckett University and Youth Development phase talent reporter for the Football Association. In this episode, we talk 'Perceptual-Cognitive expertise'. Dave shares some of his research into perceptual-cognitive expertise, explaining the effect of these skills on performance from a player/athlete perspective. Dave also highlights some of the key research and findings in this area, as well as sharing some of his methods for creating Perceptual-Cognitive expertise in our players/athletes from his own experience in coaching. A really interesting and insightful listen for any coaches out there!

    Big thanks to Dave for his time, you can follow Dave on twitter: @DB_Alder

    • 37 min
    The Sports Coaching podcast - Series 1 - Episode 4

    The Sports Coaching podcast - Series 1 - Episode 4

    In Episode 4 of the Sports Coaching podcast, I'm Joined by Aled Jones, Academy Manager of Harrogate Rugby Union FC, first team coach at Leeds Beckett Korfball and part-time lecturer of Sports Coaching at Leeds Beckett University. In this episode we talk about ''Coaching pedagogy', discussing the 'HOW' part of the coaching process and it's importance. Aled gives an intriguing insight into his pedagogy at both Leeds Beckett Korfball and Harrogate RUFC, discussing the similarities and differences in coaching mixed gender vs same gender sports, coaching students vs academy players and how his pedagogy changes with varying age groups and contexts.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    The Sports Coaching Podcast - Series 1 - Episode 3

    The Sports Coaching Podcast - Series 1 - Episode 3

    In the third episode of the Sports Coaching podcast, I'm Joined by Nathan 'Wiggy' Wigfull, first team goalkeeping coach at Sheffield FC women. In this episode we explore the Coach - Athlete Relationship, where we discuss the importance of the Coach - Athlete relationship from both a coaches and athletes perspective. Wiggy gives us an insight into the Coach - Athlete relationship from his viewpoint as a goalkeeper coach, and how this differs from a head coach. Finally we highlight some tips from academic literature, and Wiggy gives us his own pointers on how to create an effective Coach - Athlete relationship with your athletes.

    • 49 min

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