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Reflections on teaching, literacy, coaching, and practice.

01.11.19 On Coaching: You Give Two Kinds of Feedback. Are They Aligned??

Here’s a slide I showed recently to coaches at a workshop: The slide is an attempt to describe a common challenge I see in the teaching/coaching of athletes. Here’s the scene. Athletes are playing. We are observing them as coaches. We notice something that needs to be improved. So we stop and make a teaching point. …

08.19.16 Aligned Feedback & Session Design: Observing Virginia ODP’s Heather Pedersen

I recently had the pleasure of watching training sessions led by a couple of top coaches in Virginia’s ODP soccer program.  I’ve learned a ton and thought I’d share some takeaways that were useful. I’ll start with some observations from a session run by Heather Pederson, who’s a coach on the Virginia ODP staff.  The clip…