Framing Learning Situations

In this theme, the coach frames learning situations for their adult athletes through self-discovery, problem-based scenarios, modelling, and assessments. The following points may be used by coaches to think about how this applies in their practice:

  • Create situations wherein your adult athletes discover for themselves why they are learning a skill/tactic 
  • Use performance assessments to help your adult athletes understand why they need to learn a skill/tactic
  • Ready your adult athletes to learn by exposing them to higher-skilled peers, competitors, or role models
  • Ask your adult athletes to do drills in which they need to resolve a challenge
  • Ask your adult athletes to relate drills/exercises to problems they are facing in sport
  • Ask your adult athletes to relate their training to concerns they are facing outside of sport
  • Set up opportunities for competitive activities for your adult athletes during practice